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peculiar

peculiar

/pəkˈjuɫjɝ/, /pɪkˈjuɫjɝ/
adjective
unwell or slightly ill
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But nowadays, in most argan forestries, this peculiar sight is mainly used as a tourist attraction.

It's just a peculiar thing.

The mountain forests of China are the last home of a very peculiar bear indeed: the giant panda.

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phlegm

phlegm

/ˈfɫɛm/
noun
the thick mucus that is formed in the nasal and throat cavities, usually secreted in excessive amounts as a result of common cold
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You knocked some phlegm out of my mouth.

Siri, how do you spell phlegm.

From down the hallway, I hear a symphony of horking phlegm and blaring rock and roll.

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poor

poor

/ˈpuɹ/
adjective
of a low quality or standard
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His speaking and listening skills are poor, but in school he is good at math and spelling.

Is the poor man one of your family then?

He wrote about important things - about life and love, rich people and poor people, and Scotland.

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poorly

poorly

/ˈpuɹɫi/
adjective
ill or feeling unwell
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His language skills are poorly developed, and he doesn't speak in full sentences.

The polls didn't do so poorly, not nearly as poorly as 2016 and 2020.

They're doing poorly in math because they're anxious about it.

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to present

to present

/ˈpɹɛzənt/, /pɝˈzɛnt/, /pɹiˈzɛnt/
verb
to have or exhibit particular signs or symptoms during a medical check-up
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I don't like the fact that people feel like they need to present proof.

and they wanted me to present for ten minutes.

They asked me if I wanted to come to DC [Gallaudet] and present there.

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queasy

queasy

/ˈkwizi/
adjective
feeling nauseous
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Did that description almost make you feel as queasy as Billie?

So I start to walk and get a little queasy.

It's time for cheesy chocolate versus chocolate cheesy, which'll we love and which'll make us queasy?

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rash

rash

/ˈɹæʃ/
noun
a part of one's skin covered with red spots, which is usually caused by a sickness or an allergic reaction
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They experience painful gut symptoms and suffer from fatigue, brain fog, joint pain or skin rash.

But once gray tin appears, it can spread really quickly, like a rash.

People with measles can be contagious up to four days before the characteristic rash develops.

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to react

to react

/ɹiˈækt/
verb
to have an adverse reaction to something particular such as food, smell, etc., particularly one that causes illness
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It is not clear how those surveyed might react to the automobile names Volvo, Mazda, or Lexus.

He reacted with surprise.

His patients reacted very well to the treatment.

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reaction

reaction

/ɹiˈækʃən/
noun
the way one's body responds to a drug, chemical substance, etc.
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A survey administrated by the Name Development consultants asked English speakers about their reactions to various letters of the alphabet.

I just wanna do a little reaction to.

I don't want to say it's not going to be a genuine reaction because it is.

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red zone

red zone

/ɹˈɛd zˈoʊn/
noun
an area where there is a high number of people carrying an infection and strict public health rules are in place
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I’m parked in the red zone.

So they issue a red zone report and talk to them.

I'm in the red zone, I'm in the red zone.

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rejection

rejection

/ɹiˈdʒɛkʃən/, /ɹɪˈdʒɛkʃən/
noun
(medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign
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People are deathly afraid of rejection.

The pricing can be a reason for rejection.

This rejection of the Church as it operated in the early sixteenth century came to be called the Reformation.

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to relapse

to relapse

/ɹiˈɫæps/
verb
to become sick again after an improvement in one's health
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However, antidepressant medications carry some side effects, and 50% of people relapse when they stop taking them.

But many people relapse, and have to go back to taking medication.

This time I've relapsed.

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relapse

relapse

/ɹiˈɫæps/
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‌the fact of returning to a previous dire state or to become worse after making an improvement
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But I don't want to go back into this downward spiral and relapses and whatnot.

CBT, meanwhile, is more lasting, with only a 20% relapse rate.

The number of minutes per day that people meditated also predicted resistance to relapse.

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rotten

rotten

/ˈɹɑtən/
adjective
feeling ill or unwell
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Rotten food did not taste good.

I mean, it's fragile, it ripens quickly, it gets rotten fast.

But would they have gotten sick from eating something that was, kind of rotten?

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run-down

run-down

/ˈɹənˈdaʊn/
adjective
feeling exhausted, unwell, or slightly ill, particularly after an intense physical activity
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Run-down high school gym? -

My tiny run-down studio apartment, trying to come up with this plot for tonight.

iMore has a nice run-down of the top packs in this category.

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salmonella

salmonella

/ˌsæɫməˈnɛɫə/
noun
a type of rod-shaped bacteria that can cause abdominal pains or diarrhea
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Earlier in 2015, the chain had already been linked to norovirus and salmonella incidents.

They spread salmonella in their feces.

And there's one salmonella bacteria on there.

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SARS-CoV-2

SARS-CoV-2

/sˈɑːɹzkˈoʊ vˈiː tˈuː/
noun
severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, a variation of coronavirus that was first reported back in 2019

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seasick

seasick

/ˈsiˌsɪk/
adjective
feeling sick or nauseous due to the motion of the ship or boat one is traveling with
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I was seasick as a dog, just throwing up and retching and "Get me off!"

It’s enough to make anyone seasick!

Bly got seasick, and couldn’t hold down food.

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seizure

seizure

/ˈsiʒɝ/
noun
a sudden and painful attack caused by an illness
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Doctors implanted electrodes into their brains to find the abnormal tissue causing their seizures.

We're almost pushing 40,000 seizures a year.

The Fourth Amendment right to be free of search and seizures.

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septic

septic

/ˈsɛptɪk/
adjective
(of a body part or wound) infected by harmful bacteria
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Finally, not everyone lives in places with waste treatment plants, like people with individual septic systems.

So they did the proper blood work and everything and determined that I was septic.

She went to the ER, where it was determined she was in septic shock.

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serious

serious

/ˈsɪɹiəs/
adjective
bad or dangerous; significant or worrying due to a possible danger or risk
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Domestic violence is a serious problem everywhere, especially when it comes to marginalized groups.

Malaria is a serious health problem.

It disappeared once AIDS became a serious illness worldwide.

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severe

severe

/səˈvɪɹ/
adjective
very bad, harsh, or intense
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And you know, occasionally I have severe shoulder and back pain.

We are seeing more severe floods, more severe hurricanes, more severe wildfires.

So if delaying the election affect all elections, we have severe chaos.

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severely

severely

/səˈvɪɹɫi/
adverb
very badly or to a serious extent
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And the gas impacts people with preexisting health conditions like asthma more severely.

We severely limit our talent pool in a number of ways.

The coronavirus pandemic's stands to severely threaten the automotive market around the world.

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shake

shake

/ˈʃeɪk/
noun
a rhythmic motion in one or more parts of one's body that is an involuntary response to cold, fear, or excitement
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The Afar people did not know why the land was shaking and exploding.

So I'll shake hands with you, man to man.

and he shakes Paul's hand.

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shaky

shaky

/ˈʃeɪki/
adjective
stumbling and not steady in movement, particularly due to suffering from an illness or becoming overwhelmed by emotions
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The variation with the shaky hand was one of accuracy without precision.

My legs are a little bit shaky.

If they're all shaky, I just grab it and do it myself, you know?

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to shiver

to shiver

/ˈʃɪvɝ/
verb
to slightly shake as a result of feeling cold, scared, etc.
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She stood still, with her eyes closed, listening, and shivering with terror.

It was a warm summer evening, but she shivered with cold.

she said, shivering. '

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shiver

shiver

/ˈʃɪvɝ/
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a brief shaking movement of one's body as a result of fear or being cold
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And I cannot tell you, that just sent shivers down my spine.

[shivers] Now finally, history has recorded very few instances of directly lethal human farts.

Sweat, shiver, snore, or sneeze?

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shivery

shivery

/ʃˈɪvɚɹi/
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slightly trembling or shaking due to cold, illness, fear, etc.

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shut-in

shut-in

/ʃˈʌtˈɪn/
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someone who is confined indoors, particularly due to illness or having a physical or mental disability

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sick

sick

/ˈsɪk/
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suffering from or affected by a physical or mental illness; mentally or physically ill
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These parasites quickly multiply inside the human and cause the individual to feel sick.

If medical treatment is started soon enough, sick individuals can be cured.

However, there are ways to prevent getting sick.

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to sicken

to sicken

/ˈsɪkən/
verb
to become ill or sick
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When larger fish feed on the smaller ones, they too are sickened by the poisons.

Ultimately, humans who eat the flesh of poisoned fish will be sickened, too.

And in 2011, 18 people at the NIH were sickened by a similar strain.

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sickly

sickly

/ˈsɪkɫi/
adjective
physically weak and prone to illness
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We would probably be very sickly.

- I'm very sickly.

He was a sickly boy, who suffered from coughs and seizures.

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sickness

sickness

/ˈsɪknəs/
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the state of being unwell
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Hot towel service is suspended while air sickness bags remain, in-flight magazines are out.

It used to be that people were assigned to a specific sickness fund based on their occupation or region.

As a result, sickness funds begin marketing themselves in order to retain customers and attract new ones.

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sneeze

sneeze

/ˈsniz/
noun
the act of air blowing out of our nose and mouth in a way that we cannot control
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Doctors say the virus is spread through droplets when someone coughs or sneezes.

Walk face-first into your co-worker’s nasty sneeze cloud?

Your reduced thirst makes you mildly dehydrated, diminishing transmission through sneezes, coughs, vomit, or diarrhea.

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to sneeze

to sneeze

/ˈsniz/
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to blow air out of our nose and mouth in a sudden way
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Atishoo!" sneezes Pierre.

You're in line at the grocery store when, uh oh, someone sneezes on you.

The virus cell that was sneezed into your lungs is sneaky.

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snow-blind

snow-blind

/snˈoʊblˈaɪnd/
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temporarily losing one's eyesight due to exposure to ultraviolet rays reflected off snow or ice

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sore

sore

/ˈsɔɹ/
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(of a body part) painful, sensitive, or aching
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I mean, you stick out like a sore thumb.

Traffic has been kind of a sore spot starting in 2006.

Especially if you're a sore loser, like me.

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sore

sore

/ˈsɔɹ/
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a painful spot on the skin, which is usually red or infectious
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You've got dried raisins, running sores.

I guess sores aren't that sweet, but you do have crusty sweets.

But the nurses have to turn them often to prevent pressure sores.

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spasm

spasm

/ˈspæzəm/
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a muscle contraction that is painful and happens suddenly without one's control
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This causes bugs to spasm and twitch, eventually paralyzing and then killing them.

The third survival system they hack is the diaphragm spasm.

The nation is convulsed again by a new spasm of shootings and the debate over how to stop them.

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splitting

splitting

/ˈspɫɪtɪŋ/
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(of a headache) severe or massive
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It's 10:15 in the morning on Tuesday and I already have a splitting headache.

It's maybe not quite as precise as I would like, but kind of splitting hairs here.

Oh my god, Look how much it's splitting.

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spot

spot

/ˈspɑt/
noun
a small red circle on someone's skin that is raised, particularly on their face
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So, I do have a soft spot for really boosting the esteem and cheering on my women friends.

I mean, it's held the number one spot.

Every single time I look at the browse list, it's always on the number one spot.

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to spread

to spread

/ˈspɹɛd/
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to enlarge the area of effect of something and affect more people
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The idea spread to other places.

Slowly, farming spread to other areas.

So, hopefully, this will spread a little bit of education.

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stiffness

stiffness

/ˈstɪfnəs/
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the condition of having difficulty moving due to experiencing recurrent pain in one's muscles
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Then we recorded the deflection values for each stick and generated a curve representing its stiffness.

Patients were presenting with stiffness, difficulty with movement, and dementia -- as well as tremors and hallucinations.

Each ring has its own specific stiffness and elasticity to absorb a certain frequency of wave.

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stomach ache

stomach ache

/stˈʌmək ˈeɪk/
noun
a pain in or near someone's stomach
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Lou gave me that stomach ache.

No, the facts gave me that stomach ache.

Did he actually use it as medicine to treat a stomach ache?

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stricken

stricken

/ˈstɹɪkən/
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overwhelmed or afflicted by an unpleasant feeling or undesirable condition
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The other part is less stricken.

A plague had stricken the city, and he had nothing to treat them.

He was stricken with violent attacks of diarrhea that eventually killed him.

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