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1 Wordlist 10 Solving a Crime with Science

2 1. Coincidentally (adv.) Definition: Happening by chance, not planned Synonym: accidentally, fortuitously Example: The highest scorers, coincidentally, were all women. Word Family: non·co·in·ci·den·tal, adjective non·co·in·ci·den·tal·ly, adverb un·co·in·ci·den·tal, adjective un·co·in·ci·den·tal·ly, adverb

3 2. Collapse (v.) Definition: If someone collapses, they fall down because they are ill or weak Synonym: faint, pass out, fall unconscious Example: He collapsed and died of a heart attack. Word Family: pre·col·lapse, verb, pre·col·lapsed, pre·col·laps·ing. un·col·lapsed, adjective

4 3. Conclude (v.) Definition: to determine by reasoning; deduce; infer Synonym: deduce, infer, judge Example: They studied the document and concluded that the author musthave been a n eyewitness. Word Family: con·clud·a·ble, con·clud·i·ble, adjective con·clud·er, noun non·con·clud·ing, adjective pre·con·clude, verb (used with object), pre·con·clud·ed, pre·con·clud·i ng. un·con·clud·a·ble, adjective

5 4. Confront (v.) Definition: to face, meet, or deal with a difficult situation or person. Synonym: face, defy, tackle, Example: As she left the court, she was confronted by angry crowds who tried to block her way. Word Family: con·front·al, con·front·ment, noun con·front·er, noun re·con·front, verb (used with object) un·con·front·ed, adjective

6 5. Consult (v.) Definition: to get information or advice from a person, book, etc. with special knowledge on a particular subject Synonym: seek advice, take counsel from, Example: If the symptoms get worse, consult your doctor. Word Family: pre·con·sult, verb re·con·sult, verb un·con·sult·ed, adjective

7 6. Contrary (adj.) Definition: the opposite Synonym: opposite, contradictory, conflicting Example: I was worried that it might be too difficult for me but I found the contrary. Word Family: con·trar·i·ly, adverb con·trar·i·ness, noun qua·si-con·trar·i·ly, adverb qua·si-con·trar·y, adjective

8 7. Detect (v.) Definition: to discover something, usually using special equipment Synonym: discover, find out, Example: High levels of lead were detected in the atmosphere. Word Family: de·tect·a·ble, de·tect·i·ble, adjective de·tect·a·bil·i·ty, de·tect·i·bil·i·ty, noun pre·de·tect, verb (used with object) un·de·tect·a·ble, adjective un·de·tect·a·b·ly, adverb

9 8. Establish (v.) Definition: to start a company or organization that will continue for a long Synonym: start, initiate, institute, found Example: The brewery was established in 1822. Word Family: es·tab·lish·a·ble, adjective es·tab·lish·er, noun qua·si-es·tab·lished, adjective re·es·tab·lish, verb (used with object) su·per·es·tab·lish, verb (used with object )

10 9. Instance (n.) Definition: a particular situation, event, or fact, especially an example of something that happens generally Synonym: example, occasion Example: There have been several instances of violence at the school. Word Family: coun·ter·in·stance, noun un·in·stanced, adjective

11 10. Insurance (n.) Definition: an agreement in which you pay a company money and they pay your costs if you have an accident, injury, etc. Synonym: assurance, indemnity Example: I'll need to take out extra car insurance for another driver. Word Family: non·in·sur·ance, noun pre·in·sur·ance, noun pro·in·sur·ance, adjective

12 11. Investigation (n.) Definition: the act or process of examining a crime, problem, statement, etc. carefully, especially to discover the truth Synonym: examination, inquiry, study Example: Currently, the individuals who might have caused the accident are subject to/under investigation. Word Family: in·ves·ti·ga·tion·al, adjective pre·in·ves·ti·ga·tion, noun re·in·ves·ti·ga·tion, noun

13 12. Logical (adj.) Definition: using reason Synonym: reasonable, sensible, rational Example: Students need the ability to construct a logical argument. Word Family: log·i·cal·i·ty noun Log·i·cal·ly, adverb hy·per·log·i·cal, adjective hy·per·log·i·cal·ly, adverb hy·per·log·i·cal·ness, noun

14 13. Motive (n.) Definition: a reason for doing something Synonym: reason, motivation, cause Example: Why would she have killed him? She has no motive. Word Family: mo·tive·less, adjective mo·tive·less·ly, adverb mo·tive·less·ness, noun well-mo·tived, adjective

15 14. Odd (adj.) Definition: strange or unexpected Synonym: strange, peculiar, weird, queer Example: Her father was an odd man. Word Family: odd·ly, adverb odd·ness, noun

16 15. Panel (n.) Definition: a small group of people chosen to give advice, make a decision, or publicly discuss their opinions as entertainment Synonym: group, team, committee Example: The competition will be judged by a panel of experts. Word Family: re·pan·el, verb (used with object), re·pan·eled, re·pan·el·ing or ( espe cially British ) re·pan·elled,re·pan·el·ling. sub·pan·el, noun un·pan·eled, adjective un·pan·elled, adjective

17 16. Persistent (adj.) Definition: lasting for a long time or difficult to get rid of Synonym: constant, continuous Example: Symptoms of the illness include a high temperature and a persistent dry cough. Word Family: per·sist·ent·ly, adverb non·per·sist·ent, adjective non·per·sist·ent·ly, adverb

18 17. Recall (v.) Definition: to bring the memory of a past event into your mind, and often to give a description of what you remember Synonym: remember, recollect Example: The old man recalled the city as it had been before the war. Word Family: re·call·a·ble, adjective un·re·call·a·ble, adjective un·re·called, adjective

19 18. Scheme (n.) Definition: a plan for getting an advantage for yourself, especially by deceiving others Synonym: plan, plot Example: There's a new scheme in our town for recycling plastic bottles. Word Family: scheme·less, adjective schem·er, noun out·scheme, verb (used with object), out·schemed, out·schem·ing. sub·scheme, noun un·der·scheme, noun

20 19. Suddenly (adv.) Definition: quickly and unexpectedly Synonym: immediately, instantaneously, abruptly Example: "Do you remember much about the accident?" "No, it all happened so suddenly." Word Family:

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