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

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