Vocabulary: Unit 4 (from Reading Explorer 3)

Vocabulary: Unit 4


  • ascent: An ascent is an upward movement.
  • the Land of the Rising Sun: Japan is somewhere called the Land of the Rising Sun.
  • ash: Ash is the gray or black powder left when something is burnt.
  • appease: If you appease someone, you try to stop them from being angry by giving them something they want.


  • strain: Strain is force or pressure that causes something to break or become damaged.
  • slip: If something slips it slides out of place.
  • Richter scale: The Richter scale is a scale used for measuring how severe an earthquake is. Higher numbers are more severe.
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