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Unit 8 Living longer


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beyond
past a particular point or stage.
breathtaking
extremely beautiful or amazing.
chaos
a state of complete disorder and confusion.
contradict
to deny the truth of a statement by stating the opposite.
contradiction
the statement of an opposite position to what has already been said.
contradictory
when two or more facts, ideas or statements say that opposite things are true.
conversely
used to introduce a statement or idea that is the opposite of what was just said.
gain insight
to get accurate and deep understanding about a problem or complex situation.
hereditary
determined by genetics; passed from parents to child.
hint
a small or indirect suggestion; a small piece of practical advice.
impish
disrespectful or naughty in a playful way.
implication
an idea that is suggested but not openly stated.
imply
to suggest something without openly saying it.
indicate
to point out or show.
influx
the arrival of a large number of people or things.
intact
complete and not damaged or changed.
life span
the period of time that something lives.
longevity
the ability to live for a long time.
mechanisms
processes or systems that enables something to take place.
meticulously
very carefully, with great attention to detail.
nonagenarians
people who are between 90 and 99 years old.
outcome
an end result.
outnumber
if one group has more people or things than another group.
outnumbered
when one group has more people or things than another group.
paradox
a situation that involves two things that seem to contradict each other.
prodigiously
largely or impressively.
ratio
a relationship between two things in numbers or amounts.
reconstruct
to create or build something again after it has been damaged or destroyed.
restrict
to limit.
restriction
something that limits what you can do; limitation.
sparingly
infrequently or in small quantities.
suggest
to propose or recommend.
tabloid
a newspaper that has small pages, short articles and a lot of photographs. Tabloids are often thought to be less serious and credible than other newspapers/.
undermine
to damage or weaken something or someone, often in a quiet and sneaky way.
undermine
to make something less strong or secure.