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Ancient Egypt - CCMS

Ancient Egypt Content AND Academic Words

unique one of a kind; different from all others
cataract a waterfall or rapids in a river
delta a fan-shaped area of silt near where a river flows in the sea
isolate to separate from others
shadoof a bucket attached to a long pole used to transfer river water to storage basins
papyrus a reed plant that grew wild along the Nile
hieroglyphics a writing system made up of a combination of pictures and sound symbols
dynasty a line of rulers from one family
unify to unite; to bring together into one unit
theocracy a government in which the same person is both the political leader and the religious leader
divine right the government leader has been chosen by their god(s)
pharaoh ruler of Ancient Egypt
bureaucrat a government official
distribute to divide into shares and deliver the shares to different people
crucial important or significant
embalming the process of treating a body to keep it from decaying
reside to be present continuously or have a home in a particular place
pyramid great stone TOMB built for an Egyptian pharaoh
labor to work
construct to build
role the function or part and individual fills in society
manual work involving physical effort
obtain to get; to gain something through planned effort
incense a material that produces a pleasant smell when burned
envoy a government representative to another country
acquire to get possession of something
authority the right or power to give orders, make decisions, or control people
decline to become weaker



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