Vocabulary lesson 14

Definitions and samples

  • plunge (v.) to go down suddenly; to decrease by a great amount in a short time

- He jumped off the diving board and plunged into the pool

  • unaccustomed (adj.) not used to something

- Cities unaccustomed to such massive snowfall didn't really know how to handle it

  • adhere (n.) to stick to something

- Ensuring patients adhere to their drug regimes is a major challenge for doctors.

  • conventional (adj.) someone who is conventional has behavior and opinions that are ordinary and normal

- Integrative medicine is a combination of conventional and alternative therapies.

  • intention (n.) a plan; an aim that guides action

- I should also add that I have absolutely no intention of going to see the movie.

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