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( Chapter 1 ) Interactions 2 Reading Diamond Edition

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Official Chapter 1 Vocabulary List for student use to improve their ability to use English as their second language.
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commit to memory
to make sure that you remember something
differentiate
to show or find the difference between things which are compared, distinguish
contribute
to give (money, goods, or time, etc.) to help a person, group, or organization, donate
performance
the act of doing a job, an activity - perform
challenge
something that tests strength, skill, or ability, test
challenging
difficult in an interesting or enjoyable way
adjust
to change in order to work or do better in a new situation, adapt
scene
something that a viewer sees, a view
assess
to judge or decide the amount, value, quality or importance of something, evaluate
compare
to examine or look for the difference between two or more things - comparison
improve
to make something better, get better
track
to place students in groups according to their abilities
frequent
happening often, repeated
occur
take place, happen
identical
exactly the same, or very similar
bored
feeling tired and unhappy because something is not interesting, uninterested
clerical
relating to work done in an office
educator
a person who teaches people, instructor
separate
to divide or split into different parts
achieve
to succeed in finishing something or reaching an aim, accomplish, complete
effort
physical or mental activity needed to achieve something
typical
happening in the usual way, usual
discipline
the ability to control yourself or others, even in difficult situations, self-control
give up
to stop doing a regular activity or job, quit
entrance exam
an exam which you take to decide if you can be accepted into a school
goal
something that you hope to achieve in the future, aim, purpose
drawback
a bad feature that something has, disadvantage
exhaust
to make someone extremely tired, wear out - exhaustion
a great deal of
a large quantity of something
stress
great worry caused by a difficult situation, tension, strain
score
the number of points that a person or group of people gets in a test, mark, grade
to rank
to have a particular position in a list of people or things
ranking
a position on a scale that shows how good someone or something is when compared with others
status
social or professional position, standing, rank
profession
a job that needs a high level of education and training, occupation
curriculum
the courses or subjects taught by an educational institution
universal
involving everyone in the world or in a particular group, global
entire
whole, complete
determine
to officially decide something, decide
focus
to give special attention to a particular person or thing, concentrate
one-size-fits-all
designed to fit people of a wide range of sizes, acceptable or used for a wide variety of purposes or circumstances
perfect
not having any mistakes, faults, or damage, faultless, ideal
reflect
to show or be a sign of a particular situation or feeling, show
value
ideas about what is right and wrong, importance
isolate
to separate one person, group, or thing from other people or things, segregate
transfer
to move from one place to another, relocate
average
usual or ordinary in kind or character, normal or typical
homogenous
consisting of people or things that are all of the same type, matching, uniform
heterogeneous
consisting of parts or members that are very different from each other, varied
diversity
a range of different people, things, or ideas, variety
generation
all the people of the same age
immigrant
someone who enters another country to live there permanently
ethnic
relating to a particular race, nation, or tribe and their customs and traditions, racial
to major
to study something as your main subject at college or university
passion
a very strong liking for something, desire
certain
confident and sure, without any doubts, sure
incoming
arriving at or coming to a place [not outgoing]
map out
to plan carefully how something will happen, design
desirable
worth having and wanted by most people
refer
to mention or speak about someone or something
transition
when something changes from one form or state to another, shift
adult
a fully-grown person, mature
painful
making you feel very upset, or very difficult and unpleasant for you
wise
sensible and based on good judgment, sensible
combination
two or more different things that exist together or are used or put together, mixture
balance
to compare the advantages and disadvantages of something
limit
control something so that it is not greater than a particular amount or number, control
load
the amount of work to be done by a person
credit
course unit at a university or college
due
expected to happen or arrive at a particular time
master
most important or main, chief
plan ahead
plan in advance
cram
to prepare yourself for an examination by learning a lot of information quickly
take advantage
to use a particular situation to do or get what you want
obvious
easy to notice or understand, clear
drop out
to leave a school or university before your course has finished
fee
an amount of money paid for a particular piece of work or service, tuition
expense
the amount of money that you spend on something, cost
entertainment
things such as films, television etc. that are intended to amuse people, amusement
component
one of several parts that together make up a whole system etc., constituent
affordable
something you can buy, inexpensive or reasonably priced
interest
the extra money that you must pay when you take a loan
huge
extremely large in size or amount, enormous
debt
a sum of money that a person owes
avoid
to stay away from someone or something, or not use something
credit card
a small plastic card that you use to buy goods or services and pay for them later
troublesome
causing a lot of problems, problematic
depression
a feeling of unhappiness and lack of hope for the future - depress
loneliness
the feeling of being alone or not having anybody to talk to - lonely
regular
happening every hour, every week, etc., usually with the same amount of time in between
counsel
to advise someone, guide
counsellor
someone whose job is to help and support people with problems, advisor
lack
when there is not enough of something, or none of it, shortage
competitive
determined or trying very hard to be more successful than other people or businesses [complete, competitor]
context
the situation, events, or information that are related to something and that help you to understand it
explore
to discuss or think about something carefully, look at - exploration
requirement
something that must be done because of a law, requisite
pressure
a way of working or living that causes you a lot of anxiety, stress
discover
to find out something that you did not know about before, realize
specific
limited to or affecting only one particular thing, exact, definite
dependence
when you depend on the help of someone, reliance
calendar
a set of pages that show the days, weeks, and months of a particular year, diary
educational resource
something such as a book, or film used by teachers to provide information