42 terms

UNIT 1 / READING 3 MEDICINE AND GENETIC RESEARCH

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defective
(adj) imperfect, containing a mistake
milestone
(n) an important event in the development of something
ethical
(adj) related to moral beliefs
obtain
(v) to get
therapy
(n) a treatment to help a person get better
immune
(adj) protected against disease
underestimate
(v) to think or say that something is less or lower than it really is
setback
(n) something that causes a delay or stops a process
emerge
(v) to appear; come out
potential
(n) a possibility not yet reached
achievement
(n) success
achieve
(v) to succeed in doing something good, usually by working hard
achivable
(adj) possible to achieve
achiever
(n) someone who is successful, especially in a certain field
conquest
(n) overcoming of a problem or weakness
conquer
(v) to overcome successfully a problem or weakness
inheritance
(n) money or possessions that someone gives you when they die
inherit
(v) to have the same physical or mental characteristics as one of your parents
pursuit
(n) trying to achieve a plan or activity, usually over a long period of time
pursue
(v) try to be successful in a plan or activity, usually over a long period of time
revival
(n) the fact that something becomes more active or popular again
revive
(v) to make something from the past exist again
defect
(n) a fault or problem with someone or something
alter
(v) to change
available
(adj) something that can be used or applied
indicate
(v) to show that something exists; point out
indication
(n) a sign showing that something exists
identification
(n) recognizing and naming something
identify
(v) to recognize something and say or prove what they are
likelihood
(n) possibility
likely
(adj) possible
associate with
(v) connect something with something else because they occur together or one produces the other
frequent
(adj) happening often
variety
(n) different types of something
various
(adj) different kinds or types
enthusiastic
(adj) showing intense enjoyment and interest
enthusiasm
(n) feeling very interested in something
disappointment
(n) sadness caused by the losing one's hopes or expectations
confidence
(n) believing that something will produce good results
considerable
(adj) large or important enough to have an effect
arouse
(v) cause reaction
lack
(v) to not have something, or not have enough of something
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