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Wordlist 32 The Minnesota Starvation Experiment. 1. Brochure (n.) Definition: a type of small magazine that contains pictures and information on a product.

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1 Wordlist 32 The Minnesota Starvation Experiment

2 1. Brochure (n.) Definition: a type of small magazine that contains pictures and information on a product or a company Synonym: pamphlet, booklet Example: a travel brochure Word Family:

3 2. Charity (n.) Definition: a system of giving money, food, or help free to those who are in need because they are ill, poor, or have no home, or any organization that has the purpose of providing money or helping in this way Synonym: welfare Example: She does a lot of work for charity. Word Family: char·i·ty·less, adjective o·ver·char·i·ty, noun pro·char·i·ty, adjective

4 3. Committed (adj.) Definition: loyal and willing to give your time and energy to something that you believe in Synonym: devoted, dedicated Example: a committed socialist/Christian/teacher Word Family: com·mit·ta·ble, adjective com·mit·ter, noun non·com·mit·ted, adjective pre·com·mit, verb (used with object), pre·com·mit·ted, pre·com·mit·ting. self-com·mit·ting, adjective

5 4. Conscientious (adj.) Definition: putting a lot of effort into your work Synonym: diligent, attentive, studious Example: a conscientious student Word Family: con·sci·en·tious·ly, adverb con·sci·en·tious·ness, noun hy·per·con·sci·en·tious, adjective hy·per·con·sci·en·tious·ly, adverb hy·per·con·sci·en·tious·ness, noun

6 5. Dim (adj.) Definition: not giving or having much light Synonym: faint, weak Example: The lamp gave out a dim light. Word Family: dim·ly, adverb dim·ma·ble, adjective dim·ness, noun un·dim, adjective un·dim·ly, adverb

7 6. Embark (v.) Definition: to start an enterprise, business Synonym: begin, start Example: He was ready to embark on a new career. Word Family: re·em·bark, verb

8 7. Gruelling (adj.) Definition: extremely tiring and difficult, and demanding great effort and determination Synonym: tiring, demanding Example: Junior doctors often have to work a gruelling 100-hour week. Word Family: gru·el·ing·ly, adverb

9 8. Intolerant (adj.) Definition: disapproving of or refusing to accept ideas or ways of behaving that are different from your own Synonym: narrow-minded, biased Example: She can be very intolerant of students who don't understand what she's talking about. Word Family: in·tol·er·ant·ly, adverb qua·si-in·tol·er·ant, adjective qua·si-in·tol·er·ant·ly, adverb

10 9. Introverted (adj.) Definition: someone who is shy, quiet, and unable to make friends easily Synonym: coy, shy Example: He is an introverted and thoughtful person. Word Family: non·in·tro·vert·ed, adjective non·in·tro·vert·ed·ly, adverb non·in·tro·vert·ed·ness, noun un·in·tro·vert·ed, adjective

11 10. Irritable (adj.) Definition: becoming annoyed very easily Synonym: moody, irascible Example: Be careful what you say - he's rather irritable today. Word Family: ir·ri·ta·ble·ness, noun ir·ri·ta·bly, adverb non·ir·ri·ta·ble, adjective non·ir·ri·ta·ble·ness, noun non·ir·ri·ta·bly, adverb

12 11. Obsession (n.) Definition: something or someone that you think about all the time Synonym: passion, preoccupation Example: He's always wanted to find his natural mother but recently it's become an obsession. Word Family: ob·ses·sion·al, adjective non·ob·ses·sion, noun non·ob·ses·sion·al, adjective self-ob·ses·sion, noun

13 12. Prospect (n.) Definition: the possibility that something good might happen in the future Synonym: expectation, probability Example: Is there any prospect of the weather improving? Word Family: pros·pect·less, adjective pros·pec·tor, noun non·pros·pect, noun un·der·pros·pect, noun

14 13. Protruding (adj.) Definition: sticking out from or through something Synonym: jutting, sticking out Example: He has protruding teeth. Word Family: pro·trud·ent, adjective pro·tru·si·ble, pro·trud·a·ble, adjective non·pro·trud·ing, adjective un·pro·trud·ed, adjective un·pro·trud·ent, adjective

15 14. Rehabilitation (n.) Definition: returning someone or something to a good or healthy condition Synonym: restoration Example: a drug rehabilitation clinic Word Family: re·ha·bil·i·ta·tive, adjective re·ha·bil·i·ta·tor, noun non·re·ha·bil·i·ta·tion, noun non·re·ha·bil·i·ta·tive, adjective

16 15. Rutabaga (n.) Definition: a brassicaceous plant, Brassica napobrassica, having a yellow- or white-fleshed, edible tuber. Synonym: Example: Word Family:

17 16. Starve (v.) Definition: to (cause someone to) become very weak or die because there is not enough food to eat Synonym: crave, perish Example: Whole communities starved to death during the long drought. Word Family: half-starved, adjective half-starv·ing, adjective self-starved, adjective un·starved, adjective

18 17. Sturdy (adj.) Definition: physically strong and solid or thick, and therefore unlikely to break or be hurt Synonym: strong, muscular Example: sturdy walking boots Word Family: stur·di·ly, adverb stur·di·ness, noun un·stur·di·ly, adverb un·stur·di·ness, noun

19 19. Substantial (ad.) Definition: large in size, value, or importance Synonym: considerable, major Example: The findings show a substantial difference between the opinions of men and women. Word Family: sub·stan·ti·al·i·ty, sub·stan·tial·ness, noun sub·stan·tial·ly, adverb non·sub·stan·tial, adjective non·sub·stan·tial·ly, adverb non·sub·stan·tial·ness, noun

20 20. Succinct (adj.) Definition: said in a clear and short way Synonym: concise, brief Example: Keep your letter succinct and to the point. Word Family: suc·cinct·ly, adverb suc·cinct·ness, noun un·suc·cinct, adjective un·suc·cinct·ly, adverb

21 21. Sunken (adj.) Definition: seeming to have fallen further into the face, especially because of tiredness, illness, or old age Synonym: hollow Example: She looked old and thin with sunken cheeks and hollow eyes. Word Family: half-sunk·en, adjective un·sunk·en, adjective

22 22. Turnip (n.) Definition: a rounded, white root that is eaten cooked as a vegetable, or the plant that produces it Synonym: Example: Word Family:

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