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Flashcards in Week 3 Day 2 Deck (17):
1

beforehand

before something else happens or is done (No one knows beforehand that they are going to fall sick.)

2

peace in mind

a feeling of being calm, happy and not worried (When you have a health insurance with a reputed company you can be at peace in mind about the treatment cost.)

3

down the road

in the future especially at a later stage in a process (By choosing a reliable health insurance you can save time and money down the road.) (Somewhere down the road, they are going to clash.)

4

bear out

if something bears out a claim, opinion or story they help to prove that it's true (Evidence bears out the idea that students learn best in small groups.)

5

enrollment

the number of people who have arranged to join a school, university or course (Since last year the enrollment of students have doubled.)

6

comprehensive

including all the necessary facts, details or problems that need to be dealt with, thorough (We offer our customers a comprehensive range of financial products.) (These guidelines don't aim to offer comprehensive details.)

7

far-fetched

unrealistic, difficult to believe (All this may sound a bit far-fetched, but researchers are working on intelligent homes.)

8

gruelling

extremely tired and difficult, needs lots of effort and determination (A gruelling journey of 1500 km. He has become the first person ever to swim the length of Great Britain.)

9

tides

rising and falling in the sea that happens twice a day (Jellyfish stings, dangerous tides and autumn storms meant that his adventure was full of peril.)

10

peril

danger

11

pureed

mashed into a smooth sauce by crushing

12

mash

to crush food that has been cooked until it's soft and smooth

13

dire consequences

seriously bad result (Experts say that a great effort needs to be done if dire consequences are to be avoided within just a few years.)

14

incentive

things that encourage or motivate people to do sth (Incentives are needed for pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs.)

15

drug-resistant strains

types of bacteria which do not react to drugs (Research would be needed into how antibiotics in farming would affect the growth of drug-resistant strains of bacteria.)

16

spiral (v)

increase quickly, get much worse (Researchers warn that healthcare costs would spiral.)

17

to resort to

to do sth you don't want to do because you don't have any other option (The prices would spiral, as we'd be forced to resort to newer and more expensive treatments and drugs.)