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Front of card

Ch.2 # 6

energy

Part of speech

(noun)

Phonetic spelling

('e-nər-jē)

Back of card

"Exercising, eating well, and getting sufficient sleep give us energy for following a busy schedule of work and school." Dictionary meaning:

  1. a: dynamic quality <narrative energy>, b: the capacity of acting or being active <intellectual energy>, c: a usually positive spiritual force <the energy flowing through all people>

  2. vigorous exertion of power; effort <investing time and energy>

  3. a fundamental entity of nature that is transferred between parts of a system in the production of physical change within the system and usually regarded as the capacity for doing work

  4. usable power (as heat or electricity); also: the resources for producing such power

from Reading Faster and Understanding More--Book One (Fifth Edition) by Sharon Steeber de Orozco and Wanda Miller