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Vocabulary Lesson Death

English vocabulary lesson with words connected to the death. This lesson will help you define dead, bury, grave, suicide, corpse, cemetery, terminal, extinct, afterlife and posthumous.

dead ADJECTIVE not alive
‘The firemen found three dead bodies in the house.’


bury VERB to put a dead body into the ground
‘He was buried next to his wife.’


(A) grave NOUN a place in the ground where a dead person is buried
‘He visits his mother’s grave every year.’


(A) suicide NOUN the act of killing yourself deliberately
‘Life is so bad here that there is one suicide every week.’


(A) corpse NOUN the body of a dead person
‘His corpse lay undiscovered for three weeks.’


(A) cemetery NOUN an area of land where dead people are buried
‘All the family are buried in the same cemetery.’


terminal ADJECTIVE a terminal illness will not get better and will cause someone to die
‘She has terminal cancer.’


extinct ADJECTIVE if an animal is extinct all of them are dead
‘The dodo became extinct in 1662.’


(The) afterlife SINGULAR NOUN life after death
‘The Terracotta Army was built to protect the emperor in his afterlife.’


posthumous ADJECTIVE something happening after a person’s death
‘He was given a posthumous award for his work with computers.’


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