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Ancient Egypt


Theocracy A government in which the same person is the political and religious leader
Pharaoh Ruler of Egypt
Bureaucratic Government official
Embalming The process of preserving dead bodies
Pyramid A great stone tomb built for an Egyptian pharaoh
Cataracts Dangerous, fast-moving waters
Delta A fan-shaped area of marshy land near where a river flows into the sea
Shadoof A bucket attached to a long pole, used to move water for irrigation
Papyrus A reed plant that grows along the Nile river
Hieroglyphics A writing system made up of picture and sound symbols
Dynasty A line of rulers from one family
Incense A material burned for its pleasant smell
Envoy A person who represents his country in a foreign place
Savanna A flat grassland, sometimes with scattered trees, in a tropical or subtropical region
Textile Woven cloth
Chapel A small church
Deem To judge
Diagnosis The art or act of identifying a disease from its signs and symptoms
Deity A god or goddess
Dynasty A ruling group or family that is in power for a long time
Divine Do you with or from a god
Lavish Generous or extravagant
Ingredient One of the items that something is made from, such as an item of food in a recipe
Mystify To puzzle or confuse someone
Massive Large, heavy, and solid
Quarry A place where stone is dug from the ground
Patron Someone who gives money or help to another person or a cause
Ritual A set of actions always performed in the same way, often as part of the ceremony
Recede To fade to gradually
Stress To emphasize
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