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orthopaedics
the branch of medicine concerned with injuries and diseases of the bones or muscles
fate
1.destiny = the power that is believed to control everything that happens and that cannot be stopped or changed 2. the things, especially bad things, that will happen or have happened to sb/sth
a fate worse than death
a terrible thing that could happen
requisite
necessary for a particular purpose
perspiration
sweat ; drops of liquid that form on your skin when you are hot
confide in
to tell sb secrets and personal information because you feel you can trust them
ailment
an illness that is not very serious
unevenness
imbalance; not having the same quality in all parts
patch
a small area of sth, especially one which is different from the area around it
practitioner
someone involved in a skilled job or activity
trudge
to walk slowly or with heavy steps, because you are tired or carrying sth heavy
protracted
lasting for a long time
prescription
a piece of paper on which a doctor writes the details of the medicine or drugs that someone needs
burst
to be very full of sth; almost breaking open
elapse
go by; pass
resilient
able to feel better quickly after sth unpleasant such as shock, injury, etc
overeat
v. to eat more than you need or more than is healthy
pastry
a mixture of flour, fat and water or milk that is rolled out flat and baked as a base or covering for pies, etc.
stodgy
1. (of food) heavy and making you feel very full 2.serious and boring; not exciting