Monday, August 26, 2013

vocabulary: fall #2

obesity: when a person is extremely over weight

 accumulate: gather together or acquire an increasing number or quantity of

 mass: large body of matter with no definite shape

 disease: dead

 diet: the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats.

 prevalence: the fact or condition of being prevalent; commonness.

 stigma: a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.

 prevent(able): capable of being prevented; "conscious of preventable human suffering"

 adolescent: in the process of developing from a child into an adult.

 cardiovascular: of or relating to the heart and blood vessels

 excessive: more than is necessary, normal, or desirable; immoderate

 mechanism:a system of parts working together in a machine; a piece of machinery

 sedentary: tending to spend much time seated; somewhat inactive.

 predispose: make someone liable or inclined to a specified attitude, action, or condition.

a group of symptoms that consistently occur together or a condition characterized by a set of associated symptoms.

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