Posted by: a2cristina | February 17, 2011

vocabulary unit 4A


Arrow: a weapon that is like a long thin stick with a sharp point at one end and often feathers at the other, shot from a bow.

To outnumber: to be greater in number than someone or something.

To overthrow: to remove someone from power, using force; to defeat.

Hopelessly: extremely, or in a way that makes you lose hope.

Shield: in the past, a large flat object made of metal or leather that soldiers held in front of their bodies to protect themselves.

Spear: a weapon consisting of a pole with a sharp, usually metal, point at one end, which is either thrown or held in the hand.

Knight: a man given a rank of honour by a British king or queen because of his special achievements, and who has the right to be called ‘Sir’, or (in the past) a man of high social position trained to fight as a soldier on a horse.

To slaughter: to cruelly and unfairly kill a lot of people.

Stunt: an exciting action, usually in a film, that is dangerous or appears dangerous and usually needs to be done by someone skilled.

To besiege: to surround a place, especially with an army, to prevent people or supplies getting in or out.

To loot: (usually of large numbers of people during a violent event) to steal from shops and houses.

To support: to agree with and give encouragement to someone or something because you want them to succeed.

To starve: to (cause to) become very weak or die because there is not enough food to eat.

Turnip: a rounded white root which is eaten cooked as a vegetable, or the plant which produces it. Nabo.

To vow: to make a determined decision or promise to do something.

Casualty: a person injured or killed in a serious accident or war.

To put down: to stop or limit an opposing political event or group.

The Appian Way: La Vía Apia.


  1. This is getting swell….Dear Madame.!


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