Book 6 Test 3 Section 3
The Search for the Anti-aging Pill
Cellular (adjective) Synonym: Biological
Connected with or consisting of the cells of plants or animals
- cellular structure/processes
Connected with a telephone system that works by radio instead of wires
- a cellular network cellular radio
(British English) (of cloth) loosely woven for extra warmth
- cellular blankets
Emission (noun) Synonym: Diffusion
[uncountable] (formal) the production or sending out of light, heat, gas, etc.
- the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere emission controls
[countable] gas, etc. that is sent out into the air
- The government has pledged to clean up industrial emissions.
Hypothesis (noun) Synonym: Proposition
[countable] an idea or explanation of something that is based on a few known facts but that has not yet been proved to be true or correct
- To formulate/confirm a hypothesis
- a hypothesis about the function of dreams There is little evidence to support these hypotheses.
[uncountable] guesses and ideas that are not based on certain knowledge
- It would be pointless to engage in hypothesis before we have the facts.
Incredibly (adverb) Synonym: Unbelievably
- Incredibly lucky/stupid/difficult/beautiful incredibly attractive/boring
In a way that is very difficult to believe
- Incredibly, she had no idea what was going on.
Indicators (noun) Synonym: Signs
A sign that shows you what something is like or how a situation is changing
- The economic indicators are better than expected.
- These atmospheric waves are a reliable indicator of weather changes.
A device on a machine that shows speed, pressure, etc.
- a depth indicator
(British English) (North American English turn signal) (informal blinker North American English, British English) a light on a vehicle that flashes to show that the vehicle is going to turn left or right
- Her right-hand indicator was flashing.
Infirmity (noun) Synonym: Affliction
Weakness or illness over a long period
- We all fear disability or infirmity.the infirmities of old age
Intake (noun) Synonym: Consumption
[uncountable, countable] the amount of food, drink, etc. that you take into your body
- high fluid intake to reduce your daily intake of salt
[countable, uncountable] the number of people who are allowed to enter a school, college, profession, etc. during a particular period
- the annual student intake Intake in universities is down by 10%.
[countable] a place where liquid, air, etc. enters a machine the
- Air/fuel intake
[countable, usually singular] an act of taking something in, especially breath
- A sharp intake of breath
Lifespan (noun) Synonym: Lifetime
The length of time that something is likely to live, continue or function
- Worms have a lifespan of a few months.
Likelihood (noun) Synonym: Possibility
The chance of something happening; how likely something is to happen
- There is very little likelihood of that happening.
In all likelihood (= very probably)
- The meeting will be canceled.
The likelihood is that (= it is likely that)
- Unemployment figures will continue to fall.This reduces the likelihood that the treatment will be successful.
Longevity (noun) Synonym: Durability
Long life; the fact of lasting a long time
- We wish you both health and longevity.
- He prides himself on the longevity of the company.
Merely (adverb) Synonym: Slightly
Used meaning ‘only’ or ‘simply’ to emphasize a fact or something that you are saying