Reading Explorer chapter 12 a & B

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chronic
continuing for a long time
epidemic
A widespread outbreak of an infectious disease.
homogeneous
of the same kind
immune
safe from harm; protected
lifespan
the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)
mandatory
required
pass down
give something to a younger person
relocate
to move to another place
settle
1. to put an end to an argument or a disagreement
2. to decide or arrange something finally
3. (v.i.) to make a place your permanent home
slightly
a little
barely
almost not
discourage
cause (someone) to lose confidence or enthusiasm
forbid
to order not to do something
guideline
rules or instructions about the best way to do something
ironically
in a way that is contrary to what is expected or intended
lean
thin
lifestyle
The way in which a person or group lives
longevity
long life
privilege
A special favor, right, or advantage given to a person or group.
relieve
to make easier