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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