Thursday, February 16, 2017

IR Vocab Set 10

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Word: Erratic
Sentence: While Arctic sea ice has shown a relatively steady decline in square mileage over the past three decades as global temperatures rise (see for yourself), its southern counterpart has yielded more erratic and controversial data since monitoring began in the late 1970s.
Definition: deviating from the usual or proper course in conduct or opinion;eccentric; queer
Part Of Speech: Adjective 

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Word: Preliminary
Sentence: NSIDC Director Mark Serreze told Reuters that the new numbers were preliminary and still needed to be confirmed, but that “unless something funny happens, we’re looking at a record minimum in Antarctica.”
Definition: preceding and leading up to the main part, matter, or business;introductory; preparatory
Part Of Speech: Adjective 

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Word: Noxious
Sentence: Officially classified as a noxious weed in Florida, the tall, aggressive invader is a distant relative of poison ivy.
Definition: harmful or injurious to health or physical well-being
Part Of Speech: Adjective 

Book: 
Word: Fuchsia
Sentence: Also known as Christmas berry for its brilliant fuchsia fruit and glossy green leaves, Schinus terebinthifolius can tower up to 30 feet. 
Definition: a bright, purplish-red color
Part Of Speech: Noun

Book: 
Word: Staph
Sentence: That provides a novel means of controlling MRSA, the drug-resistant form of staph bacteria.
Definition: staphylococcus
Part Of Speech: Noun

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Word: Ethnopharmacology
Sentence: "You need to be able to do ethnopharmacology and understand what the old texts are saying,”
Definition:the scientific study of substances used medicinally, especially folk remedies, by different ethnic or cultural groups
Part Of Speech: Noun

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Word: Pharmacology
Sentence: Then you need skills in chemistry and pharmacology, to know what are the potentially active compounds.
Definition: the science dealing with the preparation, uses, and especially the effects of drugs
Part Of Speech:  Noun

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Word: Antimicrobials
Sentence: She envisions the components of the compound possibly being used as an adjuvant—giving a medical boost to classical antibiotics by keeping bacteria from burgeoning while antimicrobials kill them.
Definition: destructive to or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms
Part Of Speech: Adjective  

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Word: Pollutants
Sentence: In a surprise finding, scientists say the amount of pollutants in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench—one of the most remote locations on Earth—is so high that it outpaces the amounts found in a heavily polluted Chinese river.
Definition: any substance, as certain chemicals or waste products, that renders the air, soil, water, or other natural resource harmful or unsuitable for a specific purpose
Part Of Speech: Noun

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Word: Incineration
Sentence:  The study reports that about 1.3 million tones of these chemicals were produced globally in that timeframe, and some of them were released into the environment because of industrial accidents and discharges, landfill leaks, or incomplete incineration.
Definition: to burn or reduce to ashes; cremate
Part Of Speech: Verb

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