40 terms

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acquire
(v) to obtain something by buying or being given it; to gain something by your own efforts, ability, or behavior
anxiety
(n) a worry or fear about something; the state of feeling nervous or worried that something bad is going to happen
arise
(v) to happen; to start to exist (synonym - occur)
assistance
(n) help or support
assumption
(n) a belief or feeling that something is true or that something will happen, although there is no proof
characterize
(v) to be typical of a person, place, or thing
cite
(v) to speak or write the exact words from a book, an author, etc.; to mention something as a reason or an example, or in order to support what you are saying
constitute
(v) to be considered to be something; to be the parts that together form something
construct
(v) to build or make something such as a road, building, or machine
depression
(n) a medical condition in which a person feels very sad and anxious and often has physical symptoms such as being unable to sleep; also, a period when there is little economic activity and many people are poor or without jobs
description
(n) a piece of writing or speech that says what someone or something is like; the act of writing or saying in words what someone or something is like
differ
(v) to be different from someone or something; to disagree with someone
discipline
(v) to punish someone for something they have done; to train someone, especially a child, to obey particular rules and control the way they behave
diversity
(n) a range of many people or things that are very different from each other
external
(adj) connected with or located on the outside of something or someone
fundamental
(adj) serious and very important; affecting the most central and important parts of something (synonym - basic)
furthermore
(adv) in addition to what has just been stated, used especially to add a point to an argument
household
(n) all the people living together in a house
hypothesis
(n) an idea or explanation of something that is based on a few known facts but that has not yet been proved to be true or correct
illustrate
(v) to use pictures, photographs, diagrams, etc. in a book, etc.; to make the meaning of something clearer by using examples, pictures, etc.
implementation
(n) the process of making something that has been officially decided start to happen or be used
incorporate
(v) to include something so that it forms a part of something
industrial
(adj) connected with industry
interpret
(v) to explain the meaning of something; to decide that something has a particular meaning and to understand it in this way
lack
(v) to have none or not enough of something
manner
(n) the way that something is done or happens; the way that someone behaves and speaks toward other people
mechanism
(n) a set of moving parts in a machine that performs a task
mode
(n) a particular way of doing something; a particular type of something
phenomenon
(n) a fact or an event in nature or society, especially one that is not fully understood
potential
(adj) that can develop into something or be developed in the future (synonym - possible)
practical
(adj) connected with real situations rather than with ideas or theories
recognition
(n) the act of remembering who someone is when you see them, or of identifying what something is
reduction
(n) an act of making something less or smaller; the state of being made less or smaller
relevant
(adj) closely connected with the subject you are discussing or the situation you are thinking about
rely on
(v) to need or depend on someone or something; to trust or have faith in someone or something
resistance
(n) opposition to a plan, an idea, etc.; refusal to obey; the act of using force to oppose someone or something
resolution
(n) a firm decision to do or not to do something; a formal statement of an opinion agreed on by a committee or a council, especially by means of a vote
technical
(adj) connected with the practical use of machinery, methods, etc. in science and industry
transition
(n) the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another
vary
(v) to be different from each other in size, shape, etc.
(synonym - differ)