Wordlist 13 Looking for Answers مرکز مطالعات و توسعه آموزش علوم پزشکی

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Wordlist 13 Looking for Answers Slide 2 1. Capability (n.) Definition: the ability to do something Synonym: ability, capacity, power, potetial Example: These tests are beyond the capability of an average twelve-year-old. Word Family: overcapability, noun, plural overcapabilities. supercapability, noun, plural supercapabilities. Slide 3 2. Companion (n.) Definition: a person you spend a lot of time with often because you are friends or because you are travelling together Synonym: friend, comrade Example: The dog has been her constant companion these past ten years. Word Family: companionless, adjective uncompanioned, adjective Slide 4 3. Disorder (n.) Definition: a disturbance in physical or mental health or functions; mala dy or dysfunction Synonym: disease, infection, sickness Example: a mild stomach disorder. Word Family: predisorder, noun Slide 5 4. Faulty (adj.) Definition: A faulty machine or device is not perfectly made or does not work correctly. Synonym: malfunctioning, broken, damaged, defective Example: faulty wiring/brakes Word Family: faultily, adverb faultiness, noun nonfaulty, adjective unfaulty, adjective Slide 6 5. Household (n.) Definition: a group of people, often a family, who live together Synonym: domestic, family Example: By the 1960s, most households had a TV. Word Family: Slide 7 6. Inherited (adj.) Definition: to receive (a genetic character) by the transmission of hereditary factors Synonym: ancestral, hereditary Example: He was complaining about some inherited diseases. Word Family: half-inherited, adjective noninherited, adjective preinherit, verb (used with object) quasi-inherited, adjective reinherit, verb Slide 8 7. Medication (n.) Definition: a medicine, or a set of medicines or drugs, used to improve a particular condition or illness Synonym: drug, medicine Example: In the study, patients were taken off their usual medications. Word Family: antimedication, adjective hypermedication, noun overmedication, noun Slide 9 8. Mildly (adv.) Definition: slightly Synonym: slightly, faintly, weakly Example: I was mildly surprised to see him here Word Family: mildly, adverb mildness, noun overmild, adjective semimild, adjective semimildness, noun Slide 10 9. Norm (n.) Definition: a situation or type of behavior that is expected and considered to be typical Synonym: standard, average Example: One child per family is fast becoming the norm in some countries. Word Family: normless, adjective Slide 11 10. Praise (v.) Definition: to express admiration or approval about the achievements or characteristics of a person or thing Synonym: commend, acclaim Example: He should be praised for his honesty. Word Family: praiseful, adjective praisefully, adverb praiseless, adjective praiser, noun half-praised, adjective Slide 12 11. Predominate (v.) Definition: to be the largest in number or the most important Synonym: be the most noticeable Example: In industrial areas, the dark-coloured variety of the moth now predominates. Word Family: predominately, adverb predominatingly, adverb predomination, noun predominator, noun Slide 13 12. Spectrum (n.) Definition: a broad range of varied but related ideas or objects Synonym: range, scope Example: the spectrum of political beliefs. Word Family: Slide 14 13. Trait (n.) Definition: a particular characteristic that can produce a particular type of behavior Synonym: characteristic, attribute, feature Example: His sense of humor is one of his better traits. Word Family: Slide 15 14. Trigger (v.) Definition: to initiate or precipitate Synonym: set off, prompt Example: Their small protest triggered a mass demonstration. Word Family: untriggered, adjective Slide 16 15. Utter (v.) Definition: to say something or to make a sound with your voice Synonym: express, state, say Example: She sat through the whole meeting without uttering a word. Word Family: utterable, adjective utterer, noun utterless, adjective unuttered, adjective Slide 17 16. Verbal (adj.) Definition: spoken rather than written Synonym: oral, spoken Example: a verbal agreement/description/explanation Word Family: verbally, adverb interverbal, adjective nonverbal, adjective nonverbally, adverb preverbal, adjective Slide 18 Keshavarz