DISCUSSION – a discussion is a conversation where two or more people talk about something.
STATEMENT – a statement is something you say or write that gives information about something.
OPINION – an opinion is a person’s view or feelings about something.
REFERRAL – a referral is an act of sending somebody who needs help to see a professional.
DIAGNOSED – to diagnose is to say what an illness is or what the cause is.
TREATED – when a doctor treats a patient, he gives care or attention to someone.
RELIEVED – to relieve is to take away a problem or pain or to make it less serious.
PRESCRIBED – when a doctor prescribed something, it means that he tells the patient what he should do or take to get better.
FRACTURED – to fracture is to break
SPRAINED – to sprain is to twist a part of the body
AMPUTATED – to amputate is to surgically remove a part of the body, usually a limb.
ADMINISTERED – to administer is to give or dispense something.
SUSTAINED – to sustain is to experience something unpleasant, such as loss, damage, or an injury.
OBTAINED – to obtain is to get.
DETAINED – to detain is to keep someone and not allow them to leave.
MAINTAINED – to maintain is to keep something in a certain condition.
VOUCHER – a voucher is an official piece of paper that you can use instead of money or that gives you discounts from a shop.
PRESCRIPTION – a prescription is a document that the doctor writes, saying what drugs his patient needs.
RECEIPT – a receipt is a document showing that you have paid someone money for something.
BACKGROUND – a person’s background is the type of family, culture, or training and education he has had.
BUCK UP – when we tell someone to buck up, we are telling him to try harder.
FRESHEN UP – to freshen up is to wash your hands and face so that you feel cleaner and neater.
SCRUB UP – to scrub up is the phrase used to describe how doctors and nurses wash their hands and arms before surgery.
SET UP – to set up means to start of prepare something ready to be used.
UNDETECTED – if something is undetected, it is unseen or unnoticed.
INFLAMED – if something is inflamed, it is infected with bacteria or injured.
PASSIVE – to be passive is to accept things without trying to do something to change it.
INCONCLUSIVE – if something is inconclusive, it means that it does not lead to a definite result or decision.
DISORIENTED – a disoriented person is confused and unable to recognise where he is or where he is going.
DISINFECTED – to be disinfected is to be cleaned and made free of bacteria.
DEPLETED – if something is depleted, it means that supplies have run out and there is not enough left of the thing.
DEHYDRATED – to be dehydrated is to be in a state where the body has not enough water.
DIAGNOSIS – a diagnosis is a doctor’s statement about what illness a person has.
PROGNOSIS – a prognosis is a doctor’s opinion about how a patient’s illness is likely to develop and what future state of the patient may be.
PARALYSIS – if you suffer from paralysis, it means that some part of your body is unable to move and feel.
ANALYSIS – an analysis is a detail study of something to understand more about it.
CONTAGIOUS – if something is contagious, it can spread from one person to another.
GENETIC - if something is genetic, it means that it is in your genes, which are patterns in the human body’s cells that can be passed from parents to their children.
CRITICAL – something that is critical is very serious or important.
DEFICIENT –if you are deficient is something, it means that you do not have enough of it.
RAKING - a rake is a gardening tool used to remove fallen leaves from the ground. The idiom “raking money” means to be earning a lot of money.
TOSSING – to toss is to throw something up in the air gently.
SPOUTING – we use “sprout” to refer to people speaking about something.
DRILLING – a drill is a tool for making a hole in something.
AUTHENTIC - authentic means “real or original”.
COUNTERFEIT – counterfeit means “fake or forged”.
REPLACEMENT – a replacement is a substitute, which you may get if you lose something.
REALISTIC – if something is realistic, it means is looks very real.
INCOME – income is any money that you earn.
WAGE – a wage is also money earned from doing work, but it is usually counted in hourly or weekly terms.
ACCOUNT – an account is the arrangement you have with the bank to keep your money there.
ALLOWANCE – an allowance is pocket money given usually by parents to their children or even a company to its employees for a particular purpose like transport.
EXPENDITURE – expenditure is money that is spent by a person or an organisation.
DEBTS - debts are money that we owe to others.
SURPLUS – to have a surplus is to have more than what is necessary of something.
STOCKS – the goods that companies keep are called their stocks.
FUNDS – a fund is basically an amount of money that you keep for a purpose.
DEPOSITS – a deposit is money that you put into an account.
DISCOUNTS – a discount is the reduction in the price of something.
RESERVES – reserves are the supply of things that a country can use when it needs to.
DEPOSIT – one meaning of “deposit” is the first payment of money made, usually for an expensive item.
BALANCE – the balance is the remaining sum to be paid after a deposit is made.
CHEQUE – a cheque is a piece of paper printed by the bank which one can use to pay for things, instead of cash.
INSTALMENT – an instalment is one part of several payments that is made for something you buy.
MORTGAGE – a mortgage is a housing loan, which is money lent by a bank to someone to buy a flat or house.
COUPON – a coupon is a piece of paper or a voucher that allows you to buy something at a discount.
CURRENCY – a currency is the system of money used by a country.
BUDGET – a budget us the money that one has to set aside to spend on something.
CONTRACT – a contract is a legal agreement signed between two or more parties.
FRAUD – fraud is the crime of getting money from people by cheating or tricking them.
BRIBERY – if you bribe a person, you give him money or presents so that he would do things to benefit you.
RESEARCH – to research is to find out detailed information about something.
ESTIMATIONS – an estimation is a rough calculation of something.
DENOMINATIONS – a denomination is the value of a particular bank note or coin.
BUSINESSES - businesses are organisations that buy and sell products and services.
CASHIERS – a cashier is an employee of a bank or company who received and pays out money.
CORRUPTING – to corrupt something is to make it dirty or damage it.
FORGING – to forge is to copy something illegally.
FEIGNING – to feign is to pretend.
ENGRAVING – to engrave is to carve something on a hard surface.
SCHEDULED – if something has been scheduled, it means there is a plan to do it on or between certain dates or times.
EXTENDED – to extend is to make something longer.
CONDUCTED – if something is conducted, it is carried out and done.
PROGRAMMED – if something is programmed, it has been arranged very carefully.
ESCORT – an escort is someone who accompanies people.
DOCENT – a docent is someone who is a guide at a museum or art gallery.
CONDUCTOR – a conductor is someone who directs an orchestra or a choir.
USHER – an usher is someone who shows you to your seat at a public event or theatre.
CLASHES – when two events happen at the same time and may create problems, we say they clash.
ASSOCIATES – if something associates with another thing, it has a connection with it.
COINCIDES – if something coincides with another thing, they both occur together at the same time.
TALLIES – if something tallies with another thing, they match each other or their numbers add up to be the same, usually for record or identification purposes.
FRAGMENTS – a fragment is a small, broken part of something.
LEGACIES – a legacy is something that is left behind after a person dies.
RUINS – ruins are parts of old buildings left behind from the past, and are often too large to fit in museums.
ARTIFACTS – an artifact is an old object or antique from the past that has cultural or historical importance.
PRODUCED - to produce is to make or manufacture something.
DIRECTED – to direct is to control and manage an activity.
CONTRACTED – when someone is contracted to do something, he is given a job to do and paid to do it.
CURATED – to curate is to choose and organise things for a display, usually at exhibitions and museums.