16 terms

C4 Vocabulary

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delta
a triangle-shaped piece of fertile land formed from soil deposited at the mouth of a river
cataract
a large waterfall; rocky rapids
arid
very dry
predict
to tell in advance
afterlife
a life after death
diplomacy
the skill of conducting negotiations
dynasty
a series of rulers from the same family
vizier
the chief advisor to an ancient Egyptian king
hieroglyphs
pictures and other written symbols that stand for ideas, objects, words or sounds
papyrus
the plant used to make this paper
pyramid
a huge structure with four sloping triangle-shaped sides; built as royal tombs in Egypt
mummy
dead body preserved in life-like condition
civil war
a war between two groups in the same nation
famine
a food shortage
pharaoh
the title of the ruler of ancient Egypt
reign
a time of rule