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Wordlist 29 The Weather Goes to Court: Forensic Meteorology.

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1 Wordlist 29 The Weather Goes to Court: Forensic Meteorology

2 1. Anthropology (n.) Definition: the study of the human race, its culture and society, and its physical development Synonym: Example: He studied anthropology at Harvard university. Word Family: an·thro·po·log·i·cal, an·thro·po·log·ic, adjective an·thro·po·log·i·cal·ly, adverb pseu·do·an·thro·po·log·i·cal, adjective sem·i·an·thro·po·log·ic, adjective sem·i·an·thro·po·log·i·cal, adjective

3 2. Assistance (n.) Definition: help Synonym: help, aid, support Example: The company needs more financial assistance from the government. Word Family:

4 3. Attorney (n.) Definition: US for lawyer Synonym: lawyer, legal executive Example: a defense attorney Word Family: at·tor·ney·ship, noun sub·at·tor·ney, noun, plural sub·at·tor·neys. sub·at·tor·ney·ship, noun

5 4. Coherent (adj.) Definition: If an argument, set of ideas, or a plan is coherent, it is clear and carefully considered, and each part of it connects or follows in a natural or reasonable way Synonym: logical, systematic, articulate Example: a coherent argument. Word Family: co·her·ent·ly, adverb non·co·her·ent, adjective non·co·her·ent·ly, adverb

6 5. Confess (v.) Definition: to admit that you have done something wrong or something that you feel guilty or bad about Synonym: admit guilt, grant, concede Example: She confessed to her husband that she had sold her wedding ring. Word Family: con·fess·a·ble, adjective con·fess·ingly, adverb half-con·fessed, adjective pre·con·fess, verb (used with object) un·con·fessed, adjective

7 6. Credential (n.) Definition: the abilities and experience that make someone suitable for a particular job or activity, or proof of someone's abilities and experience Synonym: qualification, achievement Example: All the candidates had excellent academic credentials. Word Family: un·cre·den·tialed, adjective

8 7. Entrepreneur (n.) Definition: someone who starts their own business, especially when this involves seeing a new opportunity Synonym: businessman, enterpriser, merchant Example: He was one of the entrepreneurs of the 80s who made their money in property. Word Family: en·tre·pre·neur·i·al, adjective en·tre·pre·neur·i·al·ly, adverb en·tre·pre·neur·i·al·ism, en·tre·pre·neur·ism, noun en·tre·pre·neur·ship, noun non·en·tre·pre·neur·i·al, adjective

9 8. Hail (n.) Definition: small hard balls of ice that fall from the sky like rain Synonym: frozen rain, sleet Example: Frequent heavy showers of snow and hail causes a lot of damage to the islands. Word Family:

10 9. Inauguration (n.) Definition: to put someone into an official position with a ceremony Synonym: coronation, enthronement Example: The president’s inauguration was an elegant ceremony. Word Family: re·in·au·gu·ra·tion, noun

11 10. Interval (n.) Definition: a period between two events or times, or the space between two points Synonym: intermission, interlude, Example: We see each other at regular intervals - usually about once a month. Word Family:

12 11. Meteorology (n.) Definition: the scientific study of the processes that cause particular weather conditions Synonym: Example: He studied the science of meteorology. Word Family: me·te·or·ol·o·gist, noun

13 12. Orient (v.) Definition: to familiarize (a person) with new surroundings or circumstances Synonym: adapt, adjust, familiarize Example: lectures designed to orient the new students Word Family: o·ri·ent·er, noun self-o·ri·ent·ed, adjective well-o·ri·ent·ed, adjective

14 13. Overhear (v.) Definition: to hear what other people are saying without intending to and without their knowledge Synonym: eavesdrop Example: I overheard a very funny conversation on the bus this morning. Word Family: o·ver·hear·er, noun

15 14. Phenomenon (n.) Definition: something that exists and can be seen, felt, tasted, etc., especially something unusual or interesting Synonym: event, incident Example: Gravity is a natural phenomenon. Word Family:

16 15. Precipitation (n.) Definition: water that falls from the clouds towards the ground, especially as rain or snow Synonym: rainfall, shower Example: Hail and sleet are types of precipitation. Word Family: non·pre·cip·i·ta·tion, noun self-pre·cip·i·ta·tion, noun

17 16. Prosecutor (n.) Definition: a legal official who accuses someone of committing a crime, especially in a law court Synonym: Example: Word Family:

18 17. Reinforce (v.) Definition: to make something stronger Synonym: strengthen, fortify Example: The pockets on my jeans are reinforced with double stitching. Word Family: re·in·forc·er, noun self-re·in·forc·ing, adjective un·re·in·forced, adjective

19 18. Updraft (n.) Definition: the movement upward of air or other gas. Synonym: Example: Word Family:


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