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Unformatted text preview: on. There are thousands of words to choose from, and they can help us try to convey what we’re thinking and feeling. That’s what communication is, after all: the exchange, however imperfect, of facts, ideas, and emotions. In this lesson, you’ll learn some common and useful words for describing various emotions. As you read the list, write down any other words that pop into your head—words you use, or are not sure how to use, to describe feelings you’ve had. 116 build word power in all subject areas TIP: Take time to look up new words in a dictionary. Once you’ve looked up a word, try to use it right away to make it a permanent part of your personal word bank. WO R D S T H AT D E S C R I B E E M OT I O N S A N D F E E L I N G S
1. apathetic. Lazy, uninterested, indifferent. The long, hot summer and the lack of friends nearby made the sisters bored and apathetic. 2. dejected. Sad, disappointed, pessimistic. The candidate was visibly dejected when it became clear he had lost the election...
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- Fall '13