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  • Vocab August 10 and 12
  • nonverbal
    Definition
    unspoken
    Example
    Gestures are a type of nonverbal communication
  • preliterate
    Definition
    Before reading existed
    Example
    Preliterate societies have complex languages, but no written symbol system for reading. Therefore, storytelling is an important part of their culture to pass on history, customs, and beliefs.
  • interact
    Definition
    Communicate and cooperate
    Example
    You need to interact with other students in this classroom—simply sitting and listening will not ensure success.
  • disorders
    Definition
    Illnesses or problems that set one apart from the ordinary
    Example
    My cousin has an eating disorder.
  • imbalances
    Definition
    disparities
    Example
    There is an imbalance or disparity between how whites and blacks are treated by the police, according to Alton Fitzgerald White.
  • erupting
    Definition
    exploding
    Example
    The volcano was erupting.
  • coeducational
    Definition
    Both sexes learning together
    Example
    Although it was not always so, today in the United States most schools are coeducational.
  • antisocial
    Definition
    Not social; against what society expects
    Example
    Antisocial personality disorder is characterized by aggressive and harmful behavior.
  • uncertainty
    Definition
    doubt
    Example
    There is a certain amount of uncertainty about who is at fault for the BP oil spill.
  • superhighway
    Definition
    Broad, multilane highway
    Example
    Superhighways were built to help traffic, but it seems like more and more cars are on the road polluting the air. Maybe we should build fewer superhighways and more public transportation.
  • ovation
    Definition
    Enthusiastic, prolonged applause
    Example
    At the end of Othello, the audience gave the actors a standing ovation.
  • overt
    Definition
    Not secret, obvious
    Example
    Tara’s hatred of Gertrude was overt; she didn’t bother to conceal it or be polite.
    Why is this called an overt vest?
  • splurged
    Definition
    Indulged in a luxury
    Example
    We splurged on a new patio set for our anniversary.
  • vestibule
    Definition
    Small entrance hall or passage into the interior of a building
    Example
    In a New York Apartment Building, the vestibule is usually smaller than the lobby and is accessible only to residents.
    Churches often have vestibules as well.
  • residue
    Definition
    Something that remains after a substance is taken away
    Example
    When police find drug residue, they feel it is a good excuse for further search.
  • violation
    Definition
    The condition of being treated unfairly or offended
    Example
    Some people think that Prop 8 in California is a violation of the civil rights of gays and lesbians.