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TIPPING POINT, CHAPTER TWO:THANKS TO VERONICA, Kyoung, EIMAN,Luisa, Vu, Lin, Fatimah, Chune
INFECTION            infection /in·fec·tion/ (-fek´shun)                        invasion and multiplication of microorgani...
LINGER         lin·ger  (lnggr)                                       To persist                        To be tardy in act...
•An explanation based on or in accordance with whatis generally done or believed.e.g: The conventional explanation for the...
•Fall suddenly and uncontrollably .•Rapid decrease in value.e.g: the company’s annual profit plunged 25% .
CLUSTER (v,n) : to form groups, or thegroups                       themselvesExample: ". . .when the incidence of sexually...
ANONYMITY : to maintain a low profile in asociety         or             community.Example: She enjoyed the anonymity of l...
ALIENATION:      to  get    unfamiliar orunnaturalized into a society or community.Example: "The anonymity and alienation ...
DIFFUSED:        spread       out     or    dispersedExample: "When people are in a group. . .responsibility foracting is ...
DeterioratDef: (v) to be come worseThesaurus:                  e decline, degenerate;1 his health deteriorated: worsen,fai...
Hollowing outto make a hole or empty space by removing the insidepart of something.
Definition: If something is scaled back, it means the numberof sth isdecreased.Synonyms: Decrease, decline, grow downAnton...
Definition: to destroy, destruct, breakingAntonyms: vitalize, product, create
Equilibrium (n.)         Definition:         1.A state of balance, especially         Between opposing forces or         I...
Culprit (n.)      Definition:      1.a person who has done      sth wrong or against the         law.      2.A person or t...
contagiousO Con-ta-gious (adj)O a disease that is contagious can be passed from person to person by  touch or if a feeling...
declineO De-cline (n)O a decrease in the quality, quantity, or importance of  something.O Synonyms: decrease.O Antonyms: r...
Have an impact on someone or something (n.)         Def:    have an influence on someone  or something                Exp....
Provocative (adj.)Def.    acting as a stimulus or sensationExp. The word like in the first slogan is more provocative usag...
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  1. 1. TIPPING POINT, CHAPTER TWO:THANKS TO VERONICA, Kyoung, EIMAN,Luisa, Vu, Lin, Fatimah, Chune
  2. 2. INFECTION infection /in·fec·tion/ (-fek´shun) invasion and multiplication of microorganisms  in body tissuesCHRONIC INFECTION Pathological state resulting  from having been infected E.g.: Specialists are working on my computer trying to eradicate the chronical infection produced by a cibervirus.
  3. 3. LINGER lin·ger  (lnggr) To persist To be tardy in acting; procrastinateLINGERING PROBLEM Prolonged issue E.g.: Your stress is a result of a lingering problem.
  4. 4. •An explanation based on or in accordance with whatis generally done or believed.e.g: The conventional explanation for the projectsuccess is the well-chosen engineers .
  5. 5. •Fall suddenly and uncontrollably .•Rapid decrease in value.e.g: the company’s annual profit plunged 25% .
  6. 6. CLUSTER (v,n) : to form groups, or thegroups themselvesExample: ". . .when the incidence of sexually transmitteddisease is highest, the clusters of black stars on the roadsbecome thick with cases” (The Tipping Point, p.26).
  7. 7. ANONYMITY : to maintain a low profile in asociety or community.Example: She enjoyed the anonymity of life in a large city.
  8. 8. ALIENATION: to get unfamiliar orunnaturalized into a society or community.Example: "The anonymity and alienation of big-city life makespeople hard and unfeeling” (The Tipping Point, p.27).
  9. 9. DIFFUSED: spread out or dispersedExample: "When people are in a group. . .responsibility foracting is diffused". (The Tipping Point, p.28)
  10. 10. DeterioratDef: (v) to be come worseThesaurus: e decline, degenerate;1 his health deteriorated: worsen,fail, slump, slip, go downhill, wane, ebb; informal go topot. ANTONYMS improve.2 these materials deteriorate if stored wrongly: decay,degrade, degenerate, break down, decompose, rot, gooff, spoil, perish; break up, disintegrate, crumble, fallapart.Word family: deteriorating (adj.), deterioration (n).
  11. 11. Hollowing outto make a hole or empty space by removing the insidepart of something.
  12. 12. Definition: If something is scaled back, it means the numberof sth isdecreased.Synonyms: Decrease, decline, grow downAntonyms: Increase, rise
  13. 13. Definition: to destroy, destruct, breakingAntonyms: vitalize, product, create
  14. 14. Equilibrium (n.) Definition: 1.A state of balance, especially Between opposing forces or Influences. 2.A calm state of mind and a balance of emotions. Example: The point at which the solid and the liquid are in equilibrium is called the freezing point.
  15. 15. Culprit (n.) Definition: 1.a person who has done sth wrong or against the law. 2.A person or thing responsible for causing a problem. Example: the police quickly identified the real culprit.
  16. 16. contagiousO Con-ta-gious (adj)O a disease that is contagious can be passed from person to person by touch or if a feeling, attitude, or action is contagious, other people are quickly affected by it and begin to have it or do it.O diseases spread by contact are contagious and those spread by air or water are infectious . Chicken pox is a contagious diseases which spread by touching
  17. 17. declineO De-cline (n)O a decrease in the quality, quantity, or importance of something.O Synonyms: decrease.O Antonyms: rise, increase. The decline of the economy can be seen clearly.
  18. 18. Have an impact on someone or something (n.) Def:    have an influence on someone  or something Exp. “Stickiness means that a message makes an impact ”                                   (Tipping Point, p. 25)
  19. 19. Provocative (adj.)Def.    acting as a stimulus or sensationExp. The word like in the first slogan is more provocative usage           than  as in the second one.      √   1)   “Winston tastes good like a cigarette should”        X   2)     Winston tastes good as a cigarette should                                                                                 (Tipping Point, p. 25)
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