Book 6 Test 4 Section 1

Doctoring Sales

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.

Prescribe something

  • 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

Prescribe something

  • The prescribed form must be completed and returned to this office.

Prescribe that…

  • 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

Very great

  • A tremendous explosion
  • A tremendous amount of work has gone into the project.

Extremely good

  • It was a tremendous experience.