Monday, August 26, 2013

Vocabulary Fall #2

obesity: a condition of being grossly fat or overweight.                      
accumulate: gather together or acquire an increasing number or quantity of something.
mass: a large body of matter.
disease: a disorder of structure in a human, animal or plant.
diet: food that a person or animal habitually eats.
prevalence: fact or condition of being prevalent.
stigma: mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance.
preventable: capable of being prevented.
adolescent: young person developing into an adult.
cardiovascular: involving the heart and or blood vessels.
excessive: more than is necessary.
mechanism: a system of parts working together in a machine.
sedentary: spending much time seated.
predispose: make someone liable or inclined to a specified attitude.
syndrome: a group of symptoms that consistently occur together or a condition characterized by a set of associated symptoms.

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