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CEFR C2 Vocabulary - Health Condition

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CEFR C2 Vocabulary
palpitation
[noun]
a heart beat that is very irregular or too faster
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pneumonia
[noun]
the infection and inflammation of air sacs in one's lungs, usually caused by a bacterial infection that makes breathing difficult
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catarrh
[noun]
a medical condition during which mucus accumulates in one's nose, throat, or sinuses and blocks them
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malaise
[noun]
a feeling of being physically ill and irritated without knowing the reason
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contagion
[noun]
any disease or virus that can be easily passed from one person to another
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congestion
[noun]
a condition where an excess amount of blood or other fluid accumulates in a part of the body, leading to swelling or discomfort
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lesion
[noun]
a region in an organ or tissue that has suffered damage through injury, disease, or other causes
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ulcer
[noun]
a lesion or sore on the skin that might bleed or even produce a poisonous substance
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pathogen
[noun]
any organism that can cause disease
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indisposition
[noun]
a state of mild illness, discomfort, or uneasiness, typically resulting in a temporary inability to perform one's usual activities
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bout
[noun]
a short period during which someone is suffering from an illness
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patient zero
[noun]
‌the first individual to be identified as the carrier of an infectious disease in a new outbreak region
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anorexic
[noun]
a person who has an eating disorder characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight and severe food restriction
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morbidity
[noun]
the prevalence of disease or injury within a specific population over a particular period
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malady
[noun]
any physical problem that might put one's health in danger
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affliction
[noun]
a state of pain, suffering, or discomfort
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valetudinarian
[adjective]
a person who is excessively concerned about their health and often believes they are ill
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stricken
[adjective]
deeply affected, overwhelmed, or afflicted by a strong emotion, illness, or adversity
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spry
[adjective]
energetic and agile, especially in older age
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anemic
[adjective]
describing a health condition where a person has a lower than normal number of red blood cells, causing fatigue and weakness
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ailing
[adjective]
suffering from an illness or injury
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sallow
[adjective]
yellowish, sickly, or lacking in healthy color
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spent
[adjective]
having been exhausted, often implying a lack of energy, vitality, or resources
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pallid
[adjective]
abnormally pale, lacking in color, and often associated with illness, shock, or a lack of vitality
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enervated
[adjective]
weakened and depleted of strength or vitality
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ghastly
[adjective]
looking pale due to being sick or in poor health
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salubrious
[adjective]
indicating or promoting healthiness and well-being
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endemic
[adjective]
relating to a disease or condition that is commonly found in a specific area or group of people
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immunocompromised
[adjective]
related to a state in which an individual's immune system is weakened or impaired, making them more susceptible to infections and illnesses
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asymptomatic
[adjective]
(of a disease) not showing any symptoms associated with it
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