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مرکز مطالعات و توسعه آموزش علوم پزشکی. Wordlist 8 Giving Nature a Hand. 1. Advocate (v.) Definition: to publicly support or suggest an idea, development or way of doing something Synonym : support, advise, prescribe Example : She advocates taking a more long-term view. Word Family :

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Wordlist 8 giving nature a hand

مرکز مطالعات و توسعه آموزش علوم پزشکی

Wordlist 8Giving Nature a Hand


Wordlist 8 giving nature a hand

1. Advocate (v.)

Definition: to publicly support or suggest an idea, development or way of doing something

Synonym: support, advise, prescribe

Example: She advocates taking a more long-term view.

Word Family:

ad·vo·ca·tive, adjective

ad·vo·ca·tor, noun

non·ad·vo·cate, noun

pre·ad·vo·cate, noun


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2. Aid (n.)

Definition: a piece of equipment that helps you to do something

Synonym:assistant

Example: teaching aids, such as books and videos

Word Family:

aid·er, noun

aid·ful, adjective

aid·less, adjective

un·aid·ed, adjective

un·aid·ed·ly, adverb


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3. Alternative (adj.)

Definition: affording a choice of two or more things, propositions, or courses of action.

Synonym:substitute

Example: an alternative route

Word Family:

al·ter·na·tive·ly, adverb

al·ter·na·tive·ness, al·ter·na·tiv·i·ty, noun

qua·si-al·ter·na·tive, adjective

qua·si-al·ter·na·tive·ly, adverb


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4. Ancestor (n.)

Definition: a person related to you who lived a long time ago

Synonym:forefather, predecessor

Example: There were portraits of his ancestors on the walls of the room.

Word Family:


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5. Burial (n.)

Definition: the act of putting a dead body into the ground, or the ceremony connected with this

Synonym: funeral, entombment

Example: We went back to Ireland for my uncle's burial.

Word Family:

re·bur·i·al, noun


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6. Combine (v.)

Definition: to (cause to) exist together, or join together to make a single thing or group

Synonym:amalgamate, merge, unite

Example: None of us has much money so let's combine what we've got.

Word Family:

com·bin·er, noun

in·ter·com·bine, verb (used with object), in·ter·com·bined, in·ter·com·bin·ing.

non·com·bin·ing, adjective

pre·com·bine, verb, pre·com·bined, pre·com·bin·ing.

re·com·bine, verb, re·com·bined, re·com·bin·ing.


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7. Component (n.)

Definition: a part which combines with other parts to form something bigger

Synonym:part, element, ingredient, section

Example: The factory supplies electrical components for cars.

Word Family:

com·po·nen·tial, adjective

com·po·nent·ed, adjective

sub·com·po·nent, noun


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8. Confine (v.)

Definition: to limit an activity, person or problem in some way

Synonym: limit, restrict

Example: Let's confine our discussion to the matter in question, please!

Word Family:

con·fin·a·ble, con·fine·a·ble, adjective

con·fine·less, adjective

con·fin·er, noun

non·con·fin·ing, adjective

pre·con·fine, verb (used with object), pre·con·fined, pre·con·fin·ing.


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9. Discrimination (n.)

Definition: an act or instance of discriminating, or of making a distinction.

Synonym: differentiation, distinction

Example: His sharp ears has a great discrimination power.

Word Family:

dis·crim·i·na·tion·al, adjective

an·ti·dis·crim·i·na·tion, adjective

non·dis·crim·i·na·tion, noun

pre·dis·crim·i·na·tion, noun

self-dis·crim·i·na·tion, noun


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10. Distant (adj)

Definition: far away

Synonym:far, remote

Example: She could hear the distant sound of fireworks exploding.

Word Family:

dis·tant·ly, adverb

dis·tant·ness, noun

o·ver·dis·tant, adjective

o·ver·dis·tant·ly, adverb

qua·si-dis·tant, adjective


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11. Eliminate (v.)

Definition: to remove or take away

Synonym:remove, get rid of, wipe out

Example: A move towards healthy eating could help eliminate heart disease.

Word Family:

e·lim·i·na·tive, adjective

non·e·lim·i·na·tive, adjective

pre·e·lim·i·nate, verb (used with object), pre·e·lim·i·nat·ed, pre·e·lim·i·nat·ing.

un·e·lim·i·nat·ed, adjective


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12. Evaluation (n.)

Definition: to judge or calculate the quality, importance, amount or value of something

Synonym: assessment, judgment

Example: We shall need to evaluate how the new material stands up to wear and tear.

Word Family:

mis·e·val·u·a·tion, noun

non·e·val·u·a·tion, noun

o·ver·e·val·u·a·tion, noun

re·e·val·u·a·tion, noun

self-e·val·u·a·tion, noun


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13. Exploration (n.)

Definition: when you search and find out about something

Synonym:investigation, study, inquiry

Example: The exploration for new sources of energy is vital for the future of our planet.

Word Family:

re·ex·plo·ra·tion, noun


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14. Impose (v.)

Definition: to officially force a rule, tax, punishment, etc. to be obeyed or received

Synonym: force, thrust, inflict

Example: Very high taxes have recently been imposed on cigarettes.

Word Family:

im·pos·a·ble, adjective

im·pos·er, noun

o·ver·im·pose, verb (used with object), o·ver·im·posed, o·ver·im·pos·ing.

pre·im·pose, verb (used with object), pre·im·posed, pre·im·pos·ing.

re·im·pose, verb, re·im·posed, re·im·pos·ing.


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15. Improve (v.)

Definition: to (cause something to) get better

Synonym:advance, progress, develop

Example: He did a lot to improve conditions for factory workers.

Word Family:

im·prov·a·ble, adjective

im·prov·a·bil·i·ty, im·prov·a·ble·ness, noun

im·prov·a·bly, adverb

im·prov·ing·ly, adverb

pre·im·prove, verb (used with object), pre·im·proved, pre·im·prov·ing.


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16. Inconvenience (n.)

Definition: a state or an example of problems or trouble, which often causes a delay or loss of comfort

Synonym: trouble, problem,

Example: We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the late arrival of the train.

Word Family:

un·in·con·ven·ienced, adjective


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17. Objective (n.)

Definition: something which you plan to do or achieve

Synonym:aim, intention, target

Example: Her main/prime objective now is simply to stay in power.

Word Family:

ob·jec·tive·ly, adverb

ob·jec·tive·ness, noun

pre·ob·jec·tive, adjective

qua·si-ob·jec·tive, adjective

qua·si-ob·jec·tive·ly, adverb


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18. Opt for (v.)

Definition: do something instead of other things

Synonym: choose, prefer

Example: Most of the people opt for bicycles nowadays.

Word Family:


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19.Proportion (n.)

Definition: the number or amount of a group or part of something when compared to the whole

Synonym:portion, amount, quantity

Example: Children make up a large proportion of the world's population.

Word Family:

pro·por·tion·er, noun

pro·por·tion·less, adjective

mis·pro·por·tion, noun

re·pro·por·tion, verb (used with object)

su·per·pro·por·tion, noun


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20. Sum (n.)

Definition: an amount of money

Synonym:amount, quantity, volume

Example: Huge sums of money are spent on national defense.

Word Family:

sum·less, adjective

sum·less·ness, noun

out·sum, verb (used with object), out·summed, out·sum·ming.


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21. Suspend (v.)

Definition: to hang by attachment to something above.

Synonym:hang, sling, swing

Example: to suspend a chandelier from the ceiling.

Word Family:

sus·pend·i·ble, adjective

sus·pend·i·bil·i·ty, noun

non·sus·pend·ed, adjective

pre·sus·pend, verb (used with object)

re·sus·pend, verb


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22. Voluntary (adj.)

Definition: done, made or given willingly, without being forced or paid to do it

Synonym:optional, discretionary, non-compulsory

Example: They chose to take voluntary redundancy.

Word Family:

vol·un·tar·i·ly, adverb

vol·un·tar·i·ness, noun

non·vol·un·tar·y, adjective

sem·i·vol·un·tar·y, adjective

un·vol·un·tar·i·ly, adverb


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