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4000 Essential English Words 5 Unit 29: Jen’s New Job

4000 Essential English Words 5 Unit 29: Jen’s New Job

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  • antique [ænˈtiːk] adj. 

If something is antique, it is very old and rare, and therefore valuable.

 My grandmother’s antique rocking chair is worth a lot of money.

  • applicant [ˈæplikənt] n. 

An applicant is someone who writes a request to be considered for a job or prize.

 Lots of applicants came into the store when the job position became available.

  • artifact [ˈɑːrtəfækt] n. 

An artifact is an old object made by humans that is historically interesting.

 We studied artifacts from an ancient Chinese settlement.

  • authentic [ɔːˈθentik] adj. 

When something is authentic, it is not false or a copy of the original.

 We ate authentic Italian food on our vacation to Rome.

  • chronology [krəˈnɒlədʒi] n. 

The chronology of a series of past events is when they happened.

 We learned the chronology of World War II in history class.

  • diplomat [ˈdipləmæt] n. 

diplomat is a representative of a country who works with another country.

 The Spanish diplomat discussed trade issues with officials in Peru.

  • epic [ˈepik] n. 

An epic is a long book, poem, or movie about a period of time or a great event.

 The poet wrote an epic about the great discoveries of the past thousand years.

  • excerpt [ˈeksəːrpt] n. 

An excerpt is a short piece of writing or music taken from a larger piece.

 I didn’t listen to the entire symphony online, but I did play an excerpt.

  • fossil [ˈfɒsl] n. 

fossil is the hard remains of a prehistoric animal or plant.

 The expert arranged the fossils to build the skeleton of the dinosaur.

  • humiliate [hjuːˈmilieit] v. 

To humiliate someone means to make them feel ashamed and embarrassed.

 I was humiliated when I tripped and fell down in front of the whole school.

  • lyric [ˈlirik] adj. 

When a poem is considered lyric, it is written in a simple and direct style.

 I enjoy reading and creating my own lyric poetry.

  • majesty [ˈmædʒisti] n. 

Majesty is supreme greatness or authority.

 You should address the king and queen as your majesty.

  • monarch [ˈmɒnark] n. 

The monarch of a country is the king, queen, emperor, or empress.

 The monarch lived in a beautiful palace with a grand gate.

  • precede [priˈsiːd] v. 

To precede something means to come before it.

 The hurricane was preceded by a moment of still wind and clear sky.

  • punctual [ˈpʌŋktjuəl] adj. 

When someone is punctual, they do something or arrive at the right time.

 My mother hates being late. She is the most punctual person I know.

  • recruit [riˈkruːt] v. 

To recruit people means to select them to join or work for an organization.

 We successfully recruited someone to be the new manager.

  • refund [ˈriːfʌnd] n. 

refund is money given back to a person when an item is returned to a store.

 I asked for a refund because the shoes I bought were too tight.

  • register [ˈredʒəstə:r] n. 

register is an official list or record of people or things.

 At a wedding there is register for all of the guests to sign.

  • renown [riˈnaun] n. 

Renown is the quality of being well known due to having done good things.

 Michael is a singer of great renown in New Zealand.

  • tusk [tʌsk] n. 

tusk is a long, curved, pointed tooth of an elephant, boar, or walrus.

 Sadly, some people hunt elephants and remove their tusks to sell them.

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