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400 Must Have Words for the TOEFL LESSON 11 – Illness Vocabulary Test

400 Must Have Words for the TOEFL LESSON 11 - Illness Vocabulary Test

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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.

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