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20 terms

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