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    Vocab gestures to continuity Vocab gestures to continuity Presentation Transcript

    • Vocabulary
      Gestures- continuity
    • gestures
      Definition
      movements
      Example
      You can communicate with spoken words, written symbols, facial expression, and gestures.
    • mundane
      Definition
      Ordinary; every day
      Example
      Eating and getting dressed are two mundane activities that seldom appear in short stories.
    • 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.
    • depression
      Definition
      gloominess
      Example
      After her mother passed away, Erica suffered from severe depression and began drinking heavily.
    • toxic
      Definition
      poisonous
      Example
      Many household cleaners are toxic and should be kept away from children.
    • 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.
    • psychotherapy
      Definition
      Mental treatment
      Example
      After his tour in Iraq, James suffered from nightmares and agreed to undergo psychotherapy.
    • nondurable
      Definition
      Unsturdy; not lasting
      Example
      Fruits and vegetables are nondurable goods because they go bad so quickly.
    • 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.
    • continuity
      Definition
      Connection; sameness
      Example
      For continuity’s sake, Karen used similar colors in her dining room and living room.