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Unformatted text preview: Dwayne Jordan Basic Composition Dr. Carl Nelson September 9, 2010 Vocabulary Words 1. Vocabulary Word : malleable (317) • Original Sentence: And human flesh," Rosen says, "is infinitely malleable. • Dictionary Definition: Capable of being extended or shaped by hammering or by pressure from rollers • Paraphrase : Human flesh can be changed noticeably 2. Vocabulary Word : frivolous (317) • Original Sentence: People say cosmetic surgery is frivolous--boobs and noses. • Dictionary Definition: Self-indulgently carefree; unconcerned about or lacking any serious purpose • Paraphrase : People say plastic surgery is unnecessary and self-indulgent 3. Vocabulary Word : conduit (317) • Original Sentence: The body is a conduit for the soul, at least historically speaking. • Dictionary Definition: A pipe or channel for carrying a fluid • Paraphrase : The body is like a channel for the soul 4. Vocabulary Word : lyrical (318) • Original Sentence: On paper, maybe, this comment seems a little overblown, but delivered orally, in a New England town when all the world is white, it has its lyrical appeal • Dictionary Definition: Characterized by or expressing spontaneous Relatively light of volume and modest in range • Paraphrase : This statement may seem a little ridiculous but it has its special appeal 5. Vocabulary Word : emblematic (319) • Original Sentence: Are those interventions really frivolous, or are they emblematic of the huge and sometimes majestic human desire to alter, to transcend? • Dictionary Definition: Pertaining to, of the nature of, or serving as an emblem • Paraphrase : Are these interventions really frivolous or more like nature and sometimes human desire 6. Vocabulary Word : predicated (319) • Original Sentence: If medicine is predicated upon the notion of making the sick well, and a plastic surgeon operates on someone who is not sick, then can the patient truly be called a patient, and the doctor a doctor?...
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