Vocab gestures to continuity

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Vocab gestures to continuity

  1. 1. Vocabulary Gestures- continuity
  2. 2. gestures • Definition – movements • Example – You can communicate with spoken words, written symbols, facial expression, and gestures.
  3. 3. mundane • Definition – Ordinary; every day • Example – Eating and getting dressed are two mundane activities that seldom appear in short stories.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. depression • Definition – gloominess • Example – After her mother passed away, Erica suffered from severe depression and began drinking heavily.
  6. 6. toxic • Definition – poisonous • Example – Many household cleaners are toxic and should be kept away from children.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. psychotherapy • Definition – Mental treatment • Example – After his tour in Iraq, James suffered from nightmares and agreed to undergo psychotherapy.
  9. 9. nondurable • Definition – Unsturdy; not lasting • Example – Fruits and vegetables are nondurable goods because they go bad so quickly.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. continuity • Definition – Connection; sameness • Example – For continuity’s sake, Karen used similar colors in her dining room and living room.

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