Vocabulary for Achievement Lessons 29-30

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capillary

noun
any of the tiny blood vessels that connect the smallest arteries to the smallest veins
adj
small and slender, with a very small internal diameter

convalescence

noun
gradual return to health and strength after an illness or other problem

enervate

verb
to weaken; to destroy strength

epidemiology

noun
the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, spread, and control of disease in populations

epidermis

noun
the protective outer skin of vertebrates

infirmity

noun
a physical disability or weakness

malady

noun
a disease, ailment, or disorder

pallor

noun
extreme or unnatural paleness

susceptible

adj
a. likely to be infected or made ill
b. easily influenced or affected; sensitive

virulent

adj
a. capable of causing infection; very harmful or poisonous
b. strongly and bitterly hateful

ambiguous

adj
unclear; having more than one interpretation

baffle

verb
to confuse

cogitate

verb
to think carefully about; to ponder

convoluted

adj
twisted or complicated

enigma

noun
a mystery; a puzzling situation

insoluble

adj
a. difficult or impossible to solve or explain
b. incapable of being dissolved

intricate

adj
complicated, complex, or difficult to understand

labyrinth

noun
a maze or winding network

quandary

noun
state of uncertainty or puzzlement

tactic

noun
a strategy or maneuver

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