Vocabulary lesson 52

Definitions and samples

  • defraud (v.) take money, rights, etc., away by cheating

- She defrauded her employers of thousands of pounds.

  • inject (v.) to insert a liquid by means of a syringe

- The doctor used a needle to inject the medicine slowly into her arm.

  • procedure (n.) a specific way of performing or doing something

- The flight attendant explained the emergency evacuation procedure.

  • scar (n.) a mark on the skin left after a wound has healed; a lasting sign of damage, either mental or physical

- The surgery was successful, but it left a large scar across her abdomen.

  • intermediary (n.) a person or organization that tries to help two other people or groups to agree with each other

- Jackson acted as an intermediary between the two parties.

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