Accuse v. Claim that someone has done something wrong; blameRW 66, R1p5
The child was accused of stealing his classmate’s money.Acknowledge v. Admit or agree something is true or exists
RW 66, R1p10
I acknowledge that you won the game last week.
Admit v. Confess to be true (usually without wanting to)
After three hours of questioning he admitted that he was guilty.Ailment n. Sickness, disease
LS 61, RW 58, R1p13, R2p3
The doctor could not identify the man’s ailment in time, so he died.Allay v. Diminish/decrease/relieve something bad
LS 61, L1
I hope that my promise to help you will allay your fears.Alternative adj. Not mainstream, not the most popular or traditionalLS 61, L2, R2A, R2p4
In the U.S. Chinese medicine is considered alternative medicine.Ambulance n. Hospital bus, van that takes you to the hospitalRW 58, R1p17
When we saw the accident, we called an ambulance and it came at once.Anxiety n. State of being nervous or anxious, nervousness
LS 50, L1
His English was good, but he had trouble on tests because they gave him great anxiety.
Array n. An ordered arrangement; an impressive display
LS 50, LS 61, L1
Shantou University has a large array of English-language activity.Attorney n. Lawyer
RW 58, R1p7
As soon as the criminal was arrested he demanded that the police call a lawyer for
Beliefs n. Things one accepts as true or real
RW 66, R1 Title
My beliefs are based on science and what I can prove.Consequence n. Result; effect
RW 58, R1p7
You should always think of the possible consequences before you do anything.Consult v. To ask advice or information from someone
The mother consulted the doctor about her child’s high fever.Conventional adj. Normal, traditional, based on what most people believeR1p9
No one disliked Adam, because he was very conventional, but he wasn’t exciting,
Convict v. Declare someone is guilty of a crime (by a judge)RW 58, R1p5
The judge convicted the criminal of the crime and sent him to prison.Convince v. Cause (someone) to strongly believe in the truth of something; make someone agree
I convinced him that singing was a good way to have fun.Critical adj. Very important, necessary
LS 50, L1
The object is a critical part of every sentence.
Defend v. Protect from danger or harm or give a reason for an ideaRW 66, R1p22
You should always be able to defend what you think and what you believe in.Diagnosis n. Doctor’s interpretation of symptoms; What a doctor thinks is wrong with you
LS 50, LS 61, L1, R2p4
The doctor’s diagnosis really scared John into taking better care of himself.Follower n. Someone who believes in a cause or activity; someone who travels behind others
RW 66 pg. 57
There are many followers of Buddhism in China.
Go to court vp. Be on trial or take someone else to trial
RW 58, R1p6
I have to go to court for running into someone else’s car.Hospitalization n. Being put in the hospital
LS 50, LS 61, L1
Some people are more afraid of hospitalization than of being sick.Inefficient adj. Not effective, not productive, not efficient, not the best wayLS 50, L1
Using a spoon is an inefficient way to carry water.
Injection n. Shot (i.e. of medicine)
When I was small I had to get many injections so I wouldn’t get sick later.Judge v. Form or create an opinion about something
RW 58, R1p17
My friend judges the class completely useless.
Listless adj. Inactive, without energy
RW 58, R1p2
All he does is watch TV and eat, so he is always listless.Persuade v. Convince; cause someone to believe in or do somethingRW 66
Even though the trip was going to be a lot of fun, I couldn’t persuade her to come.Physician n. Doctor
RW 58, R1p9
Physicians are very respected because they help people.
Principles n. A rule or belief that determines how someone acts
Some people will not abandon their principles for any amount of money.Prosecutor n. Lawyer that works for the country or state and tries to convict the defendant
RW 58, R1p5
The prosecutor will try to trick you so you say you are guilty.Remedy n. A medicine or treatment for a disease; a way of fixing something badR2p3
Discipline and hard work are the only remedies for laziness.Shed (weight) v. To lose or take off something fairly fast
RW 58, R1p12
It was so hot inside that Adam shed his coat as soon as he got in.Specialist n. A doctor who knows a lot about one area of the body or one type of illness (eg. cancer)
LS 50, L1
The doctor told me I had cancer, but I had to go to a specialist for treatment.Stand trial vp. Be tried in court (as the defendant)
He will stand trial for his crime, eventually.
Suffer v. Experience or be made to feel (something bad)
RW 58, R1p13
The army suffered a terrible defeat in the last battle.
Symptoms n. Signs of a disease
RW 66, R2p3, L1
The symptoms of a cold are sneezing and a runny nose.
Therapy n. Plan for healing an illness or making a weak or broken body part strong again over time
The physical therapy helped the football player’s knee to be strong enough to play again.
Treatment n. Plan or medicine to help someone get well or heal from their sicknessLS 61, L2, R1p9, R1p19
The treatment for his cancer caused him to lose his hair.Trivial adj. Unimportant, not valuable, small details
LS1, pg 54
Your age is trivial compared to your experience and determination.