II. While Reading Activities
- hybrid |ˈhīˌbrid| noun-a thing made by combining two different elements; a mixture: the final text is a hybrid of the stage play and the film.
- mannequin –|ˈmanikən|noun-a dummy used to display clothes in a store window.
- tattoo |taˈto͞o|-verb (tattoos, tattoing, tattooed |-ˈto͞od| ) mark (a person or a part of the body) with an indelible design by inserting pigment into punctures in the skin: his cheek was tattooed with a winged fist.
- fascination |ˌfasəˈnāSHən| noun-A person has a fascination with something they are very interested in ( her fascination with the royal family).
- acclimate |ˈakləˌmāt, əˈklīmit| verb [ no obj. ] (usu. be acclimated) become accustomed to a new climate or to new conditions: it will take a few days to get acclimated to the altitude.
- modification |ˌmädəfəˈkāSHən|-noun the action of modifying something: the parts supplied should fit with little or no modification.
- enhance |enˈhans| verb-intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of: his refusal does nothing to enhance his reputation | computer techniques that enhance images.
- discerning |diˈsərniNG| adjective-having or showing good judgment: the restaurant attracts discerning customers.
- embellished |emˈbeliSH| verb [ with obj. ]-make (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features: blue silk embellished with golden embroidery.
- trend |trend|noun-a general direction in which something is developing or changing: an upward trend in sales and profit margins; a fashion: the latest trends in modern dance.
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
Reading Comprehension: Fill-ins
Whether people want to mix and match their jewelry or have multiple earrings all the way up their ears, more is more. The store hopes to draw a mix of stylish younger customers and those like her, who, she said, “have kept their main ear hole and want at least one more additional piercing.
Multiple piercings in and around the ears, formerly the mark of mall rats and club crawlers, appeal to a wider audience. We’re noting more women in their 40s, 50s and 60s are getting piercings.