Ten Steps to Building College Reading Skills Chapter 4

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28 terms · A Door Swings Open

foreboding

a feeling that something bad is going to happen

chronic

lasting for a long time; continuing to occur

terse

brief and to the point

biopsy

the removal of sample tissue for laboratory examination

intoned

said in a slow and serious way

muster

gather or bring together

typical

exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category

wincing

drawing back suddenly; flinching slightly

antidote

cure; remedy

ailment

disorder; illness; disease

subsided

became less; decreased

acute

extremely sharp or intense

intensified

grew stronger

elusive

difficult to describe or detect

sober

serious

ominous

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

baffling

confusing or puzzling

remission

a period in which symptoms and signs stop or abate

oblivious

totally unaware

vital

full of spirit

adolescent

being of the age 13 through 19

alternate

other possible situations, worlds, choices, etc.

solemnly

seriously; earnestly; with dignity

distract

to draw attention away from

babble

words that cannot be understood

intention

a determination to act in a certain way

autoimmune

reaction directed against a person's own tissue

potentially

with a possibility of becoming real

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