Wordlist 29: Anthropology and Forensic Meteorology

Wordlist 29: Anthropology and Forensic Meteorology

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Slide1Wordlist 29The Weather Goes to Court: Forensic Meteorology

Slide21. Anthropology (n.) Definition:   the study of the human race, its culture and society, and its physical development Synonym: Example:  He studied anthropology at Harvard university. Word Family: an·thro·po·log·i·cal, an·thro·po·log·ic, adjective an·thro·po·log·i·cal·ly, adverb pseu·do·an·thro·po·log·i·cal, adjective sem·i·an·thro·po·log·ic, adjective sem·i·an·thro·po·log·i·cal, adjective

Slide32.  Assistance (n.) Definition:  help Synonym:  help, aid, support Example:  The company needs more financial assistance from the government. Word Family:

Slide43. Attorney (n.) Definition:  US for lawyer Synonym:  lawyer, legal executive Example:  a defense attorney Word Family: at·tor·ney·ship, noun sub·at·tor·ney, noun, plural sub·at·tor·neys. sub·at·tor·ney·ship, noun

Slide54. Coherent (adj.) Definition:   If an argument, set of ideas, or a plan is coherent, it is clear and carefully considered, and each part of it connects or follows in a natural or reasonable way Synonym:  logical, systematic, articulate Example:  a coherent argument. Word Family: co·her·ent·ly, adverb non·co·her·ent, adjective non·co·her·ent·ly, adverb

Slide65. Confess (v.)Definition:   to admit that you have done something wrong or something that you feel guilty or bad about Synonym:  admit guilt, grant, concede Example:  She confessed to her husband that she had sold her wedding ring. Word Family: con·fess·a·ble, adjective con·fess·ingly, adverb half-con·fessed, adjective pre·con·fess, verb (used with object) un·con·fessed, adjective

Slide76. Credential (n.) Definition:    the abilities and experience that make someone suitable for a particular job or activity, or proof of someone's abilities and experience Synonym:  qualification, achievement Example:  All the candidates had excellent academic credentials. Word Family: un·cre·den·tialed, adjective

Slide87. Entrepreneur (n.) Definition:  someone who starts their own business, especially when this involves seeing a new opportunity Synonym:  businessman, enterpriser, merchant Example:  He was one of the entrepreneurs of the 80s who made their money in property. Word Family: en·tre·pre·neur·i·al, adjective en·tre·pre·neur·i·al·ly, adverb en·tre·pre·neur·i·al·ism, en·tre·pre·neur·ism, noun en·tre·pre·neur·ship, noun non·en·tre·pre·neur·i·al, adjective

Slide98. Hail (n.) Definition:  small hard balls of ice that fall from the sky like rain Synonym:  frozen rain, sleet Example:  Frequent heavy showers  of snow and hail causes a lot of damage to the islands. Word Family:

Slide109. Inauguration (n.) Definition:  to put someone into an official position with a ceremony Synonym:  coronation, enthronement Example:  The president’s inauguration was  an elegant ceremony. Word Family: re·in·au·gu·ra·tion, noun

Slide1110. Interval (n.) Definition:  a period between two events or times, or the space between two points Synonym:  intermission, interlude, Example:  We see each other at regular intervals - usually about once a month. Word Family:

Slide1211. Meteorology (n.) Definition:  the scientific study of the processes that cause particular weather conditions Synonym: Example:  He studied the science of meteorology. Word Family: me·te·or·ol·o·gist, noun

Slide1312. Orient (v.) Definition:  to familiarize (a person) with new surroundings or circumstances Synonym:  adapt, adjust, familiarize Example:    lectures designed to orient the new students Word Family: o·ri·ent·er, noun self-o·ri·ent·ed, adjective well-o·ri·ent·ed, adjective

Slide1413. Overhear (v.) Definition:  to hear what other people are saying without intending to and without their knowledge Synonym:  eavesdrop Example:  I overheard a very funny conversation on the bus this morning. Word Family: o·ver·hear·er, noun

Slide1514. Phenomenon (n.) Definition:  something that exists and can be seen, felt, tasted, etc., especially something unusual or interesting Synonym:  event, incident Example:  Gravity is a natural phenomenon. Word Family:

Slide1615. Precipitation (n.) Definition:  water that falls from the clouds towards the ground, especially as rain or snow Synonym:  rainfall, shower Example:  Hail and sleet are types of precipitation. Word Family: non·pre·cip·i·ta·tion, noun self-pre·cip·i·ta·tion, noun

Slide1716. Prosecutor (n.)Definition:  a legal official who accuses someone of committing a crime, especially in a law court Synonym: Example: Word Family:

Slide1817. Reinforce (v.)Definition:   to make something stronger Synonym:  strengthen, fortify Example:  The pockets on my jeans are reinforced with double stitching. Word Family: re·in·forc·er, noun self-re·in·forc·ing, adjective un·re·in·forced, adjective

Slide1918. Updraft (n.)Definition:  the movement upward of air or other gas. Synonym: Example: Word Family: