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  • 1. Vocab August 3
  • 2. asymmetries
    Definition
    Lack of harmony and balance
    Example
    There are many asymmetries in the working world of women and of men; for example, women tend to receive twenty percent less than a man given the same job.
  • 3. status
    Definition
    Position or rank; one’s standing in relation to others.
    Example
    Jimmy deplored his status at middle school where he had to sit alone at the lunch table and where he was treated like dirt.
  • 4. paradox
    Definition
    A situation that may seem to be contradictory, but in fact is or may be true.
    Example
    Amy swore that , although it was a paradox, if you want a man, you should pretend you don’t.
  • 5. framed
    Definition
    Placed within a context
    Example
    Every message should be looked at within the frame of its context.
  • 6. implicit
    Definition
    Not directly stated
    Example
    Implicit is the opposite of explicit.
    Although she never stated her interest, She sent implicit messages by batting her eyelashes.
  • 7. theoretically
    Definition
    based on theory, hypothetical
    Example
    Theoretically, if something goes up, it must come down.
  • 8. gestures
    Definition
    movements
    Example
    You can communicate with spoken words, written symbols, facial expression, and gestures.
  • 9. mundane
    Definition
    Ordinary; every day
    Example
    Eating and getting dressed are two mundane activities that seldom appear in short stories.
  • 10. distinct
    Definition
    unique
    Example
    Janet’s perfume was so distinct that people could identify her as readily by the smell as by sight or by her voice.
  • 11. depression
    Definition
    gloominess
    Example
    After her mother passed away, Erica suffered from severe depression and began drinking heavily.
  • 12. toxic
    Definition
    poisonous
    Example
    Many household cleaners are toxic and should be kept away from children.
  • 13. prolonged
    Definition
    Long-term; extended time
    Example
    Pete’s fear of commitment led to a prolonged engagement—5 years—before he finally consented to a date for the wedding.
  • 14. psychotherapy
    Definition
    Mental treatment
    Example
    After his tour in Iraq, James suffered from nightmares and agreed to undergo psychotherapy.
  • 15. nondurable
    Definition
    Unsturdy; not lasting
    Example
    Fruits and vegetables are nondurable goods because they go bad so quickly.
  • 16. subordinate
    Definition
    inferior
    Example
    Patty is a mere line cook, subordinate to the chef, the kitchen manager, and the restaurant manager. She is their subordinate.
  • 17. continuity
    Definition
    Connection; sameness
    Example
    For continuity’s sake, Karen used similar colors in her dining room and living room.
  • 18. repression
    Definition
    putting down
    Intimidation
    Example
    Protesters all over the world fear police repression and brutlity
  • 19. tumultuously
    Definition
    In a Disorderly or noisy manner
    Example
    The crowd shouted and danced tumultuously when the headliners came to the stage playing their number one hit.
  • 20. vacant
    Definition
    Empty
    Example
    Her vacant expression showed her lack of knowledge.
  • 21. trivial
    Definition
    Unimportant
    Example
    Despite her father dismissing her art as trivial, Star intended to make it her career.
  • 22. bitter
    Definition
    Acrimonious
    Harsh and unpleasant taste
    Example
    The woman was bitter toward all men after the nasty break-up.
  • 23. impulse
    Definition
    Urge
    Example
    This woman has a problem with impulse buying.
  • 24. elixir
    Definiton
    a sweet flavored liquid (usually containing a small amount of alcohol) used in compounding medicines to be taken by mouth in order to mask an unpleasant taste
    Any liquid mixture used to “cure”
    Example
    Happiness is the elixir of life.