400 Must Have Words for the TOEFL LESSON 11 - Illness Vocabulary Test
aggravate [ˈæɡrəˌveɪt] v.
To make worse; to anger or intensify
→ Running will aggravate your sore knees.
Parts of speech aggravation n.
decrepit [dɪˈkrepɪt] adj.
Weakened or worn out because of age, illness, or excessive use
→ The once-beautiful building was now dirty, decrepit, and roofless.
disease [dɪˈziːz] n.
An unhealthful condition caused by an infection or a longterm physical problem
→ Thanks to developments in medicine,many once-fatal diseases can now be cured.
fatally [ˈfeɪdəli] adv.
Causing death or disaster
→ The soldier was fatally wounded in the battle.
Parts of speech fatality n., fatal adj.
forensics [fəˈrɛnsɪks] n.
The use of science and technology to investigate facts in criminal cases
→ Advances in the study of forensics have made it much easier to identify criminals from very small traces of evidence.
Parts of speech forensic adj.
persist [pərˈsɪst] v.
To continue to exist; to hold to a purpose, despite any obstacle
→ If your symptoms persist, you should go see a doctor.
Parts of speech persistence n., persistent adj.
prognosis [prɒgˈnəʊsɪs] n.
An educated guess of how something will develop, especially a disease
→ The room fell silent when the doctor gave Senator Grebe a grim prognosis of months of treatment.
terminal [ˈtɜːmɪnl] adj.
Located at an end; approaching death
→ The cancer ward at the hospital held both terminal and recovering patients.
Parts of speech terminate v., terminally adv.
vein [veɪn] n.
Any of the tubes that form a branching system, especially those that carry blood to the heart
→ She became fascinated with human anatomy, especially when she learned how veins transport oxygen.
wound [wuːnd] v.
To inflict an injury on
→ Sometimes he didn’t realize his sharp humor could wound as well as entertain.
Parts of speech wound n.