Vocabulary for Reading

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Vocabulary for Reading
2012-01-04 17:30:54


From the article, Challenging Mind and Body: The New York City Marathon
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  1. grueling
    very tiring and exhausting
  2. perspire
    Give out sweat through the pores of the skin as the result of heat, physical exertion, or stress
  3. dehydration
    your body does not have as much water and fluids as it should
  4. hyponatremia
    metabolic condition in which there is not enough sodium (salt) in the body fluids outside the cells
  5. sodium
    a chemical that is white
  6. visualize
    to form a mental image of
  7. cystic fibrosis
    disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs
  8. diabetes
    disease in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood
  9. spectators
    a person who looks on or watches; onlooker; observer.
  10. bicentennial
    consisting of or lasting 200 years
  11. boroughs
    incorporated municipality smaller than a city.
  12. entrants
    a competitor in a contest
  13. field
    a piece of ground devoted to sports or contests
  14. quadriplegic
    cannot use four limps
  15. multiple sclerosis
    diesease of the central nervous system
  16. leukemia
    any of several cancers of the bone marrow that prevent the normal manufacture of red and white blood cells