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Wordlist 31 Fat for Brains. 1. Allocate (v.) Definition: to give something to someone as their share of a total amount, for them to use in a particular.

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1 Wordlist 31 Fat for Brains

2 1. Allocate (v.) Definition: to give something to someone as their share of a total amount, for them to use in a particular way Synonym: assign, devote, designate Example: The government is allocating £10 million for health education. Word Family: al·lo·ca·tor, noun de·al·lo·cate, verb (used with object), de·al·lo·cat·ed,de·al·lo·cat·ing. re·al·lo·cate, verb (used with object), re·al·lo·cat·ed,re·al·lo·cat·ing. un·al·lo·cat·ed, adjective

3 2. Ample (adj.) Definition: more than enough Synonym: sufficient, adequate Example: You'll have ample opportunity to ask questions after the talk. Word Family: am·ple·ness, noun

4 3. Commit (v.) Definition: to pledge (oneself) to a position on an issue or question Synonym: pledge, devote Example: He committed himself to community pojects. 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. Compile (v.) Definition: to collect information from different places and arrange it in a book, report, or list Synonym: collect, accumulate Example: We're compiling some facts and figures for a documentary on the subject. Word Family: pre·com·pile, verb (used with object), pre·com·piled, pre·com·pil·ing. re·com·pile, verb (used with object), re·com·piled, re·com·pil·ing. un·com·piled, adjective well-com·piled, adjective

6 5. Defuse (v.) Definition: to make less dangerous, tense, or embarrassing Synonym: lessen, diminish Example: The group defuse a potentially ugly situation. Word Family: de·fus·er, noun

7 6. Discrete (adj.) Definition: having a clear independent shape or form Synonym: separate, distinct Example: These small companies now have their own discrete identity. Word Family: dis·crete·ly, adverb dis·crete·ness, noun

8 7. Drain away (v.) Definition: If energy, colour, excitement, etc. drains away, it disappears completely, and if something drains it away, it completely removes it Synonym: Example: Stretching out her tired limbs, she felt the tensions of the day drain away. Word Family:

9 8. Handle (v.) Definition: to manage, deal with, or be responsible for Synonym: deal with, manage, cope with Example: My wife handles the household accounts. This computer handles all our billing. Word Family: han·dle·a·ble, adjective han·dle·a·bil·i·ty, noun han·dle·less, adjective o·ver·han·dle, verb (used with object), o·ver·han·dled, o·ver·han·dling. pre·han·dle, verb (used with object), pre·han·dled, pre·han·dling.

10 9. Impulsive (adj.) Definition: showing behaviour in which you do things suddenly without any planning and without considering the effects they may have Synonym: spontaneous, reckless Example: Don't be so impulsive - think before you act. Word Family: im·pul·sive·ly, adverb im·pul·sive·ness, im·pul·siv·i·ty, noun non·im·pul·sive, adjective non·im·pul·sive·ly, adverb non·im·pul·sive·ness, noun

11 10. Membrane (n.) Definition: the outer covering of a cell Synonym: skin, film, layer Example: Word Family: mem·brane·less, adjective in·ter·mem·brane, adjective

12 11. Overall (adj.) Definition: in general rather than in particular, or including all the people or things in a particular group or situation Synonym: general Example: The overall situation is good, despite a few minor problems. Word Family:

13 12. Paradigm (n.) Definition: a model of something, or a very clear and typical example of something Synonym: model, example Example: Some of these educators are hoping to produce a change in the current cultural paradigm. Word Family:

14 13. Pose (v.) Definition: to cause something, especially a problem or difficulty Synonym: cause, create Example: The mountain terrain poses particular problems for civil engineers. Word Family: pos·a·ble, adjective pos·ing·ly, adverb

15 14. Promote (v.) Definition: to encourage people to like, buy, use, do, or support something Synonym: encourage Example: Greenpeace works to promote awareness of the dangers that threaten our planet today. Word Family: pro·mot·able, adjective pro·mot·a·bil·i·ty, noun pre·pro·mote, verb (used with object), pre·pro·mot·ed, pre·pro·mot·ing. self-pro·mot·ing, adjective un·pro·mot·a·ble, adjective

16 15. Prospect (n.) Definition: the possibility that something good might happen in the future Synonym: potential, possibility Example: There seems little prospect of an end to the dispute. Word Family: pros·pect·less, adjective pros·pec·tor, noun non·pros·pect, noun un·der·pros·pect, noun

17 16. Rapeseed (n.) Definition: the seed of the rape. Synonym: Example: Word Family:

18 17. Reaction (n.) Definition: behaviour, a feeling or an action that is a direct result of something else Synonym: reply, response Example: I love to watch people's reactions when I say who I am. Word Family:

19 18. Safflower (n.) Definition: a plant with leaves that have sharp points, and seeds that are used for making an oil used in cooking Synonym: Example: Safflower oil is low in the sort of fats that are considered to be bad for people's health. Word Family:

20 19. Saturated (adj.) Definition: containing the maximum amount of solute capable of being dissolved under given conditions. Synonym: soaked Example: Word Family: non·sat·u·rat·ed, adjective sub·sat·u·rat·ed, adjective

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