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.