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A plague of Great Dimensions Assignment

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T.J. W.S.

on 25 September 2017

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Transcript of A plague of Great Dimensions Assignment

Essential Vocabulary
antibiotic (noun)
a medicine that kills germs called bacteria
concoct (verb)
to devise; make up
Other words and phrases for concoct:
hatch, invent, devise, think-up, cook-up, contrive, fabricate, make-up, brew, dream
epidemiology (noun)
the study of the causes and transmission of diseases in a particular population
ethics (noun)
a set of moral values
intolerable (adjective)
lymph node (noun)
a small gland, mostly found in the neck, but also found in other parts of the body
memoir (noun)
a record of events based on a writer's personal observation
pathogen (noun)
something that can cause someone to get sick
pestilence (noun)
a deadly or virulent epidemic disease
poultice (noun)
a soft, moist mass of cloth, bread, meal, herbs, etc., applied hot, as a medical treatment
putrid fever (noun)
typhus fever, called putrid because of the decomposing and offensive state of discharges from the body; symptoms include sustained high fever, headache, depression, among others
virulent (adjective)
contagious; causing disease
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Before Reading Polls
1. Scientists are trying to learn why the modern version of the bubonic plague is not as deadly as the one that killed millions in the 1300s. This research is expensive and time-consuming. What do you think about this?
All​ ​scientific​ ​research​ ​is​ ​valuable.
Agree Disagree
Explain why you voted the way you did.

2. Biological warfare is the use of germs against individuals or groups. In this type of warfare, the goal is to infect a person, or possibly an entire community, with a deadly disease. Is this kind of warfare worse than others? What do you think?
Using​ ​biological​ ​warfare​ ​is​ ​worse​ ​than​ ​using​ ​other​ ​weapons​ ​of​ ​war.
Agree Disagree
Explain why you voted the way you did.
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