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Vocabulary about chapter 5

Cattle : livestock, group of animal you’ve got and you work with
® Cowboys are riding all day long to protect their cattle.


Begotten : in fact it’s the pp. of beget !Beget means breed, engender.® You beget a child.

Bone : our skeleton is composed of bones.
® We often gives bones to dogs.
® If you break one of your bone, you’ll have your member in plaster.
 
Broadly : generally, most often, widely
® British broadly think that all french eat frogs.
 
Forerunner : precursor
® The 2 brother Lumière where forerunner in the creation of film.
® You are a forerunner if you creat or think something before everybody.
 
Framework : structure
® The framework of Human is the skeleton, which permit us to be stand up.
 
Grievous : serious, grave,
® Human cloning and its consequences is a grievous topic.
 
Inheritance : heritage, legs
® When somebody of your family dies, you can get an inheritance
® In our D.N.A. we’ve got inheritance from both parents.
 
Likelihood : probablility
® The likelihood for me to become rich and fame is very weak !
 
Marrow : pith, core
® The marrow wich is in our banes of the back is called spinal chord.
 
Narrow : tight
® When you don’t accept changement in society or in your life, you are narrow minded.
 
Nurture : to bring up, to raise
® Parents have to nurture their children.
 
Unforeseen : unexpected
® Yesterday, an unforeseen scene happened: I’ve found 20 euros in the street !
 
Unwarranted (to be): unjustified
® She pass her exams but it was unwarranted: she never worked during the year.
 
Waive (to): to abandon, to give up, to withdraw
® As her graduation where not very good, she waives her project to enter in Cambridge.

March 21, 2006 at 5:16 pm Leave a comment

Vocabulary about the 1st document

Dire : horrible, terrible

® The plague was a dire desease.
 
Ovum : the « egg » of women.
® When they are fertilized, ovums evolute until the creation of baby.
 
Ewe: it’s an animal, easily recognizable by its cry: “bee bee”. More seriously we employ its wool to creat pull-over.
 
Overwhelming: terrible, crushing.
®The weight of a cow is overwhelming compared to the one of a baby.
 
To be scheduled: to be program for a date.
® His operation is scheduled for monday.

March 13, 2006 at 6:39 pm 1 comment

Some vocabulary about the 2d document

Some words I didn't understand at first time… 

Breakthrough : projection, overhang
 
cosmetic surgery: plastic surgery, create to permit to people to like as they want, thanks to surgery.

Plastic surgery permit her to look like a model.

Kidney : part of the anatomy which permit to clean the blood.
               = Reins
 
Liver: another part of the anatomy, we say that the liver hurt if we eat too much (too much chocolate at Christmas for example)
            = Foie
 
Assets : capital, money.

You need assets to create your own factory.

Struggle (to) : to fightThey struggle on the ring for the World's champion title.
 
Tremendous : excellent, great

The film "the 5th element" was tremendous: visual effects were really good.
 
Tenets : principle

All religions have tenets.
 
Baldness : fact to have no hair

My grandfather is baldness!
 
Stem (to): to contain, to stop, to control

John tries to stem his car but he was driving too fast.

March 9, 2006 at 11:48 am 3 comments

Definitions about Human Cloning

This document is published in a religious website dedicated to human cloning.

 http://www.religioustolerance.org/cloning.htm
It is built in 2 axes, the 1st one in favour of human cloning and the 2d one against.
It also gives definition of the different human cloning which exist.
 
In fact, we can determinate 3 classes of human cloning, depending of the goal purchased:
     –   therapeutic cloning: it creates new cells, identical from the one of a sick person, to be able to transplant tissue or organ without risk for the person who suffers of illness.

     –   reproducing cloning: it creates, from the DNA of an adult, a new person with the identical DNA. In this case, the goal is only sentimental.     

–   embryo cloning: it creates from a fertilized embryo twins or triplets

February 27, 2006 at 8:38 am Leave a comment

Vocabulary

This category will be composed of posts for my vocabulary problems.

Each document will have his own vocabulary post, explaining meanings of new words…

February 18, 2006 at 10:50 am Leave a comment


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