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nursen: a healthcare professional who is trained to provide care for the sick or injured; (verb) to try to cure by special care or treatment of an illness or injury
stroken: a medical condition in which poor blood flow to the brain causes cell death; the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club, racket, etc.
communicatev: to share or exchange information with others by speaking, writing, moving your body, or using other signals
shiftn: a slight transition in position, direction, or trend
emphaticadj: expressing something forcibly and clearly; done or said with emphasis
enticev: to attract or lure someone with something desirable or tempting
incrediblyadv: in a way that is very difficult to believe; exceedingly or extremely
indexn: a list of items, such as names, subjects, or keywords, that is arranged in a particular order and is usually found at the end of a book or document; a number or symbol that indicates the value or level of something, such as a stock index or a temperature index
frustrationn: the feeling of being upset or annoyed as a result of being unable to change or achieve something
enormousadj: extremely large or great
paleadj: having skin that is very light colored; lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness
emphasisn: particular importance or significance that is given to something
translatev: to convert or change words into another language
invitev: to ask someone to come or join; to offer an opportunity or possibility for something to happen or take place
Alzheimern: a neurodegenerative disease that causes memory loss, cognitive decline, and behavioral issues; is the most common cause of dementia in older adults
dementian: a severe decline in cognitive function, especially memory, as a result of disease or injury
descendv: to move downward and lower; to come from, or to be connected by a relationship of blood
stigman: a mark of shame or disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person
wrapv: to cover or enclose something entirely with paper, cloth, or other material
tightadj: fixed, fastened, or kept together firmly or closely
diagnosev: to determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a careful analysis
supposev: to think that something is likely to be actual or possible
tripleadj: consisting of three items or people; three times as great or many
fadev: to vanish; to fade away; to lose color; to lose freshness
suddenlyadv: quickly and unexpectedly
loosenv: to make something less tight, firm, or fixed; to free from restraint or constraint; to relax
gripn: the act of holding onto something firmly with your hands, or the ability to do so; (verb) to hold fast or firmly
unendingadj: seeming to have no end
questn: a long or challenging search for something
countlessadj: too numerous to be counted or very many
strugglev: to make a great effort to do something when it is difficult, or there are a lot of problems; to use force or violence to break away from restraint or constriction
drearyadj: dull, gloomy, or lifeless; lacking in brightness or variety; monotonous and uninteresting
humbleadj: having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s quality or importance
duplexadj: characterized by two parts or components that are similar or identical; consisting of two attached homes or living spaces
caregivingn: the act of providing care and support for someone who is ill, disabled, or elderly
greetv: to say hello to someone; to express welcome on meeting someone
straightadj: extending or moving in one direction without bending or curving; having no deviations
silentadj: without any or little sound
artisticadj: of or relating to art or artist; satisfying aesthetic standards and sensibilities
invitingadj: having an attractive or tempting quality that draws people in; encouraging or alluring in a way that makes people want to take part or participate
creativeadj: relating to or involving the use of skill and original and unusual ideas to create something
imaginaryadj: existing only in someone’s mind
invokev: to call upon or request help or support, especially from a higher power; to mention or use something as a reason or justification for actions or decisions
pathwayn: a track that constitutes or serves as a path; an approach or a way of doing something
brainn: the organ inside the head that is responsible for one’s movement, thought, memory, and feeling
fogn: a thick cloud consisting of tiny water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth’s surface; a weather condition in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of water
discoveryn: the act or process of finding information, a place, or an object, or learning about something that was previously not known
cognitiveadj: of or relating to mental processes of understanding
stoven: a kitchen appliance consisting of a flat top, usually with heating elements, used for cooking food
trunkn: the main stem or body of a tree which its branches grow
driftwoodn: wood that has been carried along by the current of a river or ocean and washed up on shore, often used for decorative purposes or as fuel
buoyantadj: lighthearted and cheerful; tending to float; having a positive attitude or outlook
synchronizev: to happen or cause to happen at the same time or rate
calmadj: not excited, angry, or nervous; free from wind, large waves
gentleadj: having or showing a kindly or tender nature; soft and mild
rollv: to move in a particular direction by turning over and over or from side to side
shoren: the land along the edge of a sea, lake, broad river, or other large body of water; (verb) to support by placing against something solid or rigid
transferv: to move, pass, or change from one person, place, or situation to another
gracen: a quality of being pleasing, especially in appearance or manner; a temporary exemption, especially an extended period granted as a special favor; a short prayer of thanks before a meal
strengthn: the quality or state of being physically, or sometimes mentally, strong
breathn: the air that is taken into and expelled from your lungs; the process of taking into and expelling air from your lungs
animatev: to make something full of interest and energy
disabledadj: having a physical or mental condition that limits someone’s specific actions that most other people can do
crisisn: a time of great disagreement, confusion, or danger when problems must be resolved or critical decisions must be taken
puppetn: a doll or figure that is manipulated by strings, wires, or hands to represent a person or animal; a person who is controlled or manipulated by someone else
progressionn: the act or process of changing to the next stage or phase or moving forward
open-endedadj: without any limits or restrictions; allowing for a spontaneous response
expandv: to increase or to make something greater in size, number, or importance
tragicadj: causing great sadness or suffering; very unfortunate
absolutelyadv: without restriction or limitation; completely or utterly
infusev: to fill something with a particular quality, feeling, or influence; to imbue
associatev: to mentally connect someone or something with someone or something else
bingon: a game of chance in which players match numbers on a card with randomly drawn numbers to be the first to complete a specific pattern or sequence; sudden realization, success, or achievement
balloonn: a small bag made of thin rubber or other light material that can be inflated with air or gas, used as a toy or as a decoration; (verb) to become inflated
tossv: to throw something carelessly with a light motion
entertainmentn: public shows, films, television, or other performances or activities of enjoying people
orientedadj: referring to someone or something that is focused or directed toward a particular goal or objective; organized around a specific principle or approach
applaudv: to express approval of someone or something by clapping the hands
distractedadj: having one’s attention diverted or divided; being unable to concentrate because of being preoccupied or worried
resortn: a place where many people go for rest, sport, or another stated purpose; (verb) to turn to or take a course of action, especially an extreme or undesirable one, to resolve a difficult circumstance
compoundn: an item composed of two or more distinct elements combined; a chemical formed by the combination of two or more elements
symptomn: any sensation or change in body or mind that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
devastatingadj: causing a great deal of destruction or damage
isolationn: the condition of being alone or lonely; the act or state of separation between persons or groups
transformv: to change in outward structure or looks;
captivatev: to attract and hold the attention or interest of
sparkv: to start something or make it grow, especially suddenly; to emit a tiny piece of fire or electricity
assemblev: to collect in one place as a single group
giantadj: enormous; much bigger or more important than similar items usually are
facilityn: a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
tacklev: to try to deal with a complex problem or situation
reimaginev: to imagine or conceive of something in a new or different way
odysseyn: a long wandering and eventful journey; a Greek epic poem attributed to Homer, describing the journey of Odysseus after the fall of Troy
explorev: to travel to or penetrate an area or a country to learn about it; to thoroughly examine a subject or a possibility to learn more about it
poemn: a piece of writing that emphasizes the expression of feelings and ideas by paying particular attention to diction (sometimes rhyme), rhythm, and imagery
weavev: to make cloth, a carpet, a basket, etc., by repeatedly crossing a single thread through two sets of long threads at a right angle to them
choreographv: to compose a sequence of dance steps, often to music
ancientadj: relating to the long ago, particularly the historical period preceding the fall of the Western Roman Empire; very old
scholarn: professor; a person who studies a topic in considerable depth, particularly in a university
workshopn: a place where people work, especially one where they do manual or practical work; a brief intensive course for a small group
embeddedadj: fixed firmly into the surface of something
collaboratev: to work with someone else to produce or achieve something
culminatev: to reach a peak or climax
professionaladj: having or showing the skill appropriate to a particular job; competent or skillful
blendv: to mix or combine two or more substances
assistv: to help someone in doing anything
dinn: a loud, confused noise; a loud, persistent racket
chapeln: a place of worship, especially a non-conformist or dissenting place of worship
chorusn: a group of singers or speakers who perform together, typically in a musical or dramatic production; the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
lovinglyadv: in a manner showing deep affection or care; with fondness and warmth; in a way that expresses or suggests love
darev: to have the courage to do something
hospicen: a specialized care facility or service for terminally ill patients intended to provide comfort and support in the final stages of life; any program, organization, or approach focused on end-of-life care and support
gapn: a conspicuous disparity or difference separates something such as a figure, people, their opinions, situation, etc.
feistyadj: full of energy or courage, often in the face of opposition or challenge; lively or spunky in temperament
dreadv: to be very afraid of or worried about something that is going to happen or that might happen
recognizev: to acknowledge or realize something or someone; to identify, remember, or become aware of something that was previously known or encountered
yearnv: to strongly desire or long for something

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