Vocabulary

Coffee production in Honduras

    The coffee production in Honduras played a role in the country’s history and is important for the Honduran economy. In 2011, the country became Central America’s top producer of coffee.

    Hard water

      Hard water is water that has high mineral content (in contrast with “soft water”). Hard drinking water is generally not harmful to one’s health, but can pose serious problems in industrial settings, where water hardness… Read More »Hard water

      Respiratory disease

        Respiratory disease is a medical term that encompasses pathological conditions affecting the organs and tissues that make gas exchange possible in higher organisms, and includes conditions of the upper respiratory tract, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, alveoli,… Read More »Respiratory disease

        Stachybotrys chartarum

          Stachybotrys chartarum, also called Stachybotrys atra, Stachybotrys alternans or Stilbospora chartarum, is a black mold that produces its conidia in slime heads. It is sometimes found in soil and grain, but the mold is most… Read More »Stachybotrys chartarum

          Mold

            The colloquial term mold (or mould; see spelling differences) is applied to a large and taxonomically diverse number of fungal species where their growth results in a moldy appearance of objects, especially food. The objects… Read More »Mold

            Lid (container)

              A lid, also known as a cap, is part of a container, and serves as the cover or seal, usually one that completely closes the object.

              Dishwasher

                A dishwasher is a mechanical device for cleaning dishes and eating-utensils. Dishwashers can be found in restaurants and private homes. Unlike manual dishwashing, which relies largely on physical scrubbing to remove soiling, the mechanical dishwasher… Read More »Dishwasher

                Cotton swab

                  Cotton swabs (American English) or cotton buds (British English) or ear buds (British, Australian and South-African English) consist of a small wad of cotton wrapped around one or both ends of a short rod, usually… Read More »Cotton swab

                  Anxiety

                    Anxiety is a psychological and physiological state characterized by somatic, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral components. It is the displeasing feeling of fear and concern. The root meaning of the word anxiety is ‘to vex or… Read More »Anxiety