toefl reading vocabulary lessons 11 and 12

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aggravate

to make worse; to anger or intensify

decrepit

weakened or worn out because of age, illness, or excessive use

disease

an unhealthful condition caused by an infection or a long-term physical problem

fatally

causing death or disaster

forensics

the use of science and technology to investigate facts in criminal cases

persist

to continue to exist; to hold to a purpose, despite any obstacle

prognosis

an educated guess of how something will develop, especially a disease

terminal

located at an end; approaching death

vein

any of the tubes that form a branching system, especially those that carry blood to the heart

wound

to inflict an injury on

anesthesia

techniques for reducing sensation and feeling, especially to control pain

augment

to make bigger or better by adding to

certifiably

in a manner that is officially recognized

complication

a factor that makes something more difficult or complex

cure

to restore health

implant

to set in firmly; to insert in the body surgically

inject

to insert a liquid by means of a syringe

obese

excessively overweight

procedure

a specific way of performing or doing something

scar

a mark on the skin left after a wound has healed; a lasting sign of damage, either mental or physical

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