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Chapter 7 Vocabulary

Term Definition
Onocology the study and treatment of tumors.
Generation all of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively.
Jargon special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand.
Alienated cause to feel isolated or estranged.
Version a particular form of something differing in certain respects from an earlier form or other forms of the same type of thing.
Retained Keep possession of.
Straightforward uncomplicated and easy to do or understand.
Mock tease or laugh at in a scornful or contemptuous manner.
Diagnosis the identification of the nature of an illness or other problem by examination of the symptoms.
Prescriptive relating to the imposition or enforcement of a rule or method.
Tackling make determined efforts to deal with (a problem or difficult task).
Liability the state of being responsible for something, especially by law.
Compassion sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
Punitive inflicting or intended as punishment.
Coordinate bring the different elements of into a relationship that will ensure efficiency or harmony.
Uniform not changing in form or character; remaining the same in all cases and at all times.
Nosy showing too much curiosity about other people's affairs
unpretentious not attempting to impress others with an appearance of greater importance, talent, or culture than is actually possessed.
Philanthropic seeking to promote the welfare of others, especially by donating money to good causes; generous and benevolent.
Drifting be carried slowly by a current of air or water.

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