Book 6 Test 4 Section 1
Pharmaceutical (adjective) Synonym: Medicine
[only before noun] connected with making and selling drugs and medicines
- Pharmaceutical products the pharmaceutical industry
Physician (noun) Synonym: Doctor
A doctor, especially one who is a specialist in general medicine and not surgery
- I just checked myself up by a good physician.
Prescribe (verb) Synonym: Impose, Stipulate
(of a doctor) to tell somebody to take a particular medicine or have a particular treatment; to write a prescription for a particular medicine, etc.
- Valium is usually prescribed to treat anxiety.
Prescribe (somebody) something (for something)
- He may be able to prescribe you something for that cough.
(of a person or an organization with authority) to say what should be done or how something shoud be done
- The prescribed form must be completed and returned to this office.
- Police regulations prescribe that an officer's number must be clearly visible.
Prescribe which, what, etc…
- The syllabus prescribes precisely which books should be studied.
Recipient (noun) Synonym: Beneficiary
A person who receives something
- recipients of awards
Representative (noun) Synonym: Rep
A person who has been chosen to speak or vote for somebody else or on behalf of a group
- A representative of the UN
- Our elected representatives in governmental union representative
- The committee includes representatives from industry.
(informal rep) a person who works for a company and travels around selling its products
- A sales representative
- She's our representative in France.
A person chosen to take the place of somebody else
- He was the Queen's representative at the ceremony.
A person who is typical of a particular group
- The singer is regarded as a representative of the youth of her generation.
Representative (abbreviation Rep.) (in the US) a member of the House of Representatives, the Lower House of Congress;
- A member of the House of Representatives in the lower house of a state parliament
Restaurants (noun) Synonym: Cafeteria
A place where you can buy and eat a meal
- an Italian restaurant
- We had a meal in a restaurant.
- We went out to a restaurant to celebrate.
Scrutinized (verb) Synonym: Analyzed
Scrutinize somebody/something to look at or examine somebody/something carefully
- She leaned forward to scrutinize their faces.
- The statement was carefully scrutinized before publication.
Sheer (adjective) Synonym: Utter
[only before noun] used to emphasize the size, degree or amount of something
- The area is under threat from the sheer number of tourists using it.
- We were impressed by the sheer size of the cathedral.
[only before noun] complete and not mixed with anything else
- The concert was sheer delight.sheer luck/chance/coincidence/joy/bliss/determination
- I only agreed out of sheer desperation.
- very steep
- sheer cliffs/slopes
- Outside there was a sheer drop down to the sea below.
(of cloth, etc.) thin, light and almost transparent
- sheer nylon
Skyrocketing (verb) Synonym: Escalate
(of prices, etc.) to rise quickly to a very high level
- Wages and prices have skyrocketed.
- The economic boom sent property prices skyrocketing.
Tremendous (adjective) Synonym: Huge, Remarkable
- A tremendous explosion
- A tremendous amount of work has gone into the project.