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  1. Vocab List #2 Common Theme – Health / Medicine Keystone English 10 Honors Blocks 1 & 4

  2. Astringent (adjective) • Definition: severe; stern • Context Sentence: Instead of a mild criticism, our coach gave us an astringent scolding for our poor performance.

  3. Benign (adjective) • Definition: mild; gentle; kindly • Context Sentence: Our English teacher’s benign smile welcomed us into the classroom each day.

  4. Antidote (noun) • Definition: remedy for poison or evil • Context Sentence: A bottle containing a poisonous substance must have the antidote specified on the label.

  5. Convalesce (verb) • Definition: to recover or recuperate from injury or illness; to rest or relax • Context Sentence: After surgery, it is recommended that a person convalesce for at least 2 weeks before returning to normal activity.

  6. Convalescent (noun) • Definition: a person recovering from sickness or injury • Context Sentence: • A convalescentshould rest instead of stressing out about work and chores.

  7. Fester (verb) • Definition: to form pus; rankle, rot, putrefy • Context Sentence: Don’t let your anger fester into a bitter grudge; make sure that you address the situation with the person right away.

  8. Immunity (noun) • Definition: a resistance to something • Context Sentences: Mr. Smith had developed complete immunity to the pleas of his begging children.

  9. Immunize (verb) • Definition: to make immune or resistant to something • Context Sentence: It is important to immunize your children against diseases such as measles and mumps.

  10. Malignant (adjective) • Definition: Threatening to cause death or very evil • Context Sentence: Ray’s parents considered their son’s new friend a malignant influence, someone who was sure to get Ray into trouble.

  11. Pestilential (adjective) • Definition: deadly or morally harmful • Context Sentence: Parents, teachers, and politicians have attacked certain TV programs as pestilential to young children.

  12. Salubrious (adjective) • Definition: Heathful • Context Sentence: Staci’s salubrious eating habits and exercise regimen have kept her in top physical condition.

  13. Sebaceous (adjective) • Definition: Greasy, oily, fatty • Context Sentence: Many varieties of dogs secrete a sebaceous substance that helps to keep their fur waterproof.

  14. Therapeutic (adjective) • Definition: Curative, healing • Context Sentence: Writing a personal memoir about their traumatic experiences can be therapeutic for some survivors.

  15. Virulent(adjective) • Definition: extremely poisonous & deadly; very bitter • Context Sentence: The politician attacked his opponent with a virulent tirade about his lack of ethics.