Book 6 Test 4 Section 3

Behaviour (noun) Synonym: Attitude

[Uncountable] the way that somebody behaves, especially towards other people

Good/bad behavioursocial/sexual/criminal behavior

· His behaviour towards her was becoming more and more aggressive.

[uncountable, countable] the way a person, an animal, a plant, a chemical, etc. behaves or functions in a particular situation

· The behaviour of dolphins/chromosomes

· Studying human and animal behaviour(specialist)

Bullying (noun) Synonym: Imperious

The use of strength or power to frighten or hurt weaker people

· Bullying is a problem in many schools.

· He refused to give in to bullying and threats.

· Bullying behaviour/tactics

Disseminated (verb) Synonym: Spread

Disseminate something (formal) to spread information, knowledge, etc. so that it reaches many people

· Their findings have been widely disseminated.

Distinguish (verb) Synonym: Differentiate

[intransitive, transitive] to recognize the difference between two people or things

Distinguish between A and B

· At what age are children able to distinguish between right and wrong?

· English law clearly distinguishes between murder and manslaughter.

Distinguish A from B

· It was hard to distinguish one twin from the other.

Distinguish A and B

· Sometimes reality and fantasy are hard to distinguish.

· We can distinguish five meanings of the word ‘mad’.

[transitive] (not used in the progressive tenses) distinguish A (from B) to be a characteristic that makes two people, animals or things different

· What was it that distinguished her from her classmates?

· The male bird is distinguished from the female by its red beak.

· The power of speech distinguishes human beings from animals.

[transitive] (not used in the progressive tenses) distinguish something to be able to see or hear something

· I could not distinguish her words, but she sounded agitated.

· She could not distinguish the make and colour of the car in the fading light.

[transitive] distinguish yourself (as something) to do something so well that people notice and admire you

· She has already distinguished herself as an athlete.

Frustration (noun) Synonym: Disappointment

[Uncountable] the feeling of being frustrated

· Dave thumped the table in frustration.

· She couldn't stand the frustration of not being able to help.

[Countable, usually plural] something that causes you to feel frustrated

· Every job has its difficulties and frustrations.

· She took out her frustrations on the children.

[Uncountable] frustration of something (formal) the fact that something is preventing something/somebody from succeeding

· The frustration of all his ambitions

Implemented (verb) Synonym: Enforce

Carry something out

· to implement changes/decisions/policies/reforms

· A new work program for young people will be implemented.

Interventions (noun) Synonym: Interference

Action taken to improve or help a situation

· Calls for government intervention to save the steel industry

Intervention in something

· In the second group of states, direct intervention in the economy was limited.

Action by a country to involved in the affairs of another country when they have not been asked to do so

· Armed/military intervention

Intervention in something

· NATO intervention in the troubled region

Action taken to improve a medical condition or illness

· A medical/surgical intervention

· Most patients make a recovery without further intervention.

Intervention (in something) the act of interrupting somebody when they are speaking in order to say something

· People resented his repeated interventions in the debate.

An occasion when a group of people confront a friend or family member who has an addiction to drugs or alcohol, in order to help them recover

· Her daughters staged an intervention.

· Family intervention is an essential component of treatment for adolescent drug abuse.

Lunchtime (noun) Synonym: Midday

The time around the middle of the day when people usually eat lunch

· The package still hadn't arrived by lunchtime.

· A lunchtime concert

· The sandwich bar is generally packed at lunchtimes.