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1 Wordlist 13 Looking for Answers مرکز مطالعات و توسعه آموزش علوم پزشکی

2 1. Capability (n.) Definition: the ability to do something Synonym: ability, capacity, power, potetial Example: These tests are beyond the capability of an average twelve-year-old. Word Family: o·ver·ca·pa·bil·i·ty, noun, plural o·ver·ca·pa·bil·i·ties. su·per·ca·pa·bil·i·ty, noun, plural su·per·ca·pa·bil·i·ties.

3 2. Companion (n.) Definition: a person you spend a lot of time with often because you are friends or because you are travelling together Synonym: friend, comrade Example: The dog has been her constant companion these past ten years. Word Family: com·pan·ion·less, adjective un·com·pan·ioned, adjective

4 3. Disorder (n.) Definition: a disturbance in physical or mental health or functions; mala dy or dysfunction Synonym: disease, infection, sickness Example: a mild stomach disorder. Word Family: pre·dis·or·der, noun

5 4. Faulty (adj.) Definition: A faulty machine or device is not perfectly made or does not work correctly. Synonym: malfunctioning, broken, damaged, defective Example: faulty wiring/brakes Word Family: fault·i·ly, adverb fault·i·ness, noun non·fault·y, adjective un·fault·y, adjective

6 5. Household (n.) Definition: a group of people, often a family, who live together Synonym: domestic, family Example: By the 1960s, most households had a TV. Word Family:

7 6. Inherited (adj.) Definition: to receive (a genetic character) by the transmission of hereditary factors Synonym: ancestral, hereditary Example: He was complaining about some inherited diseases. Word Family: half-in·her·it·ed, adjective non·in·her·it·ed, adjective pre·in·her·it, verb (used with object) qua·si-in·her·it·ed, adjective re·in·her·it, verb

8 7. Medication (n.) Definition: a medicine, or a set of medicines or drugs, used to improve a particular condition or illness Synonym: drug, medicine Example: In the study, patients were taken off their usual medications. Word Family: an·ti·med·i·ca·tion, adjective hy·per·med·i·ca·tion, noun o·ver·med·i·ca·tion, noun

9 8. Mildly (adv.) Definition: slightly Synonym: slightly, faintly, weakly Example: I was mildly surprised to see him here Word Family: mild·ly, adverb mild·ness, noun o·ver·mild, adjective sem·i·mild, adjective sem·i·mild·ness, noun

10 9. Norm (n.) Definition: a situation or type of behavior that is expected and considered to be typical Synonym: standard, average Example: One child per family is fast becoming the norm in some countries. Word Family: norm·less, adjective

11 10. Praise (v.) Definition: to express admiration or approval about the achievements or characteristics of a person or thing Synonym: commend, acclaim Example: He should be praised for his honesty. Word Family: praise·ful, adjective praise·ful·ly, adverb praise·less, adjective prais·er, noun half-praised, adjective

12 11. Predominate (v.) Definition: to be the largest in number or the most important Synonym: be the most noticeable Example: In industrial areas, the dark-coloured variety of the moth now predominates. Word Family: pre·dom·i·nate·ly, adverb pre·dom·i·nat·ing·ly, adverb pre·dom·i·na·tion, noun pre·dom·i·na·tor, noun

13 12. Spectrum (n.) Definition: a broad range of varied but related ideas or objects Synonym: range, scope Example: the spectrum of political beliefs. Word Family:

14 13. Trait (n.) Definition: a particular characteristic that can produce a particular type of behavior Synonym: characteristic, attribute, feature Example: His sense of humor is one of his better traits. Word Family:

15 14. Trigger (v.) Definition: to initiate or precipitate Synonym: set off, prompt Example: Their small protest triggered a mass demonstration. Word Family: un·trig·gered, adjective

16 15. Utter (v.) Definition: to say something or to make a sound with your voice Synonym: express, state, say Example: She sat through the whole meeting without uttering a word. Word Family: ut·ter·a·ble, adjective ut·ter·er, noun ut·ter·less, adjective un·ut·tered, adjective

17 16. Verbal (adj.) Definition: spoken rather than written Synonym: oral, spoken Example: a verbal agreement/description/explanation Word Family: ver·bal·ly, adverb in·ter·ver·bal, adjective non·ver·bal, adjective non·ver·bal·ly, adverb pre·ver·bal, adjective

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