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a person's basic outlook on life or a specific topic or issue


indulging in something to excess, such as eating or drinking

Bulimia Nervosa

a person with this disorder repeatedly binges and then purges, by vomiting or taking laxatives, to prevent weight gain


a group of people who exclude others from their circle


process of sending and receiving messages to share thoughts and feelings


a shared social activity between people of the opposite gender

Date rape

forced sexual intercourse that takes place in a dating situation


chemical substance which causes changes in mind and body functions


the ability to understand what someone else is experiencing


a person's surroundings and everything in them, including both human and non-human factors


manners established by society


regular repetition of acquired behavior pattern


combined state of physical, mental, and social well being


the sum of all the qualities a person inherits from his or her parents at birth


practices that promote good health and prevention of disease, such as cleanliness and maintenance of skin, hair and nails


an intense emotional involvement that begins with a sudden strong attraction based on physical appearance or other obvious traits


in females, the time later in life when hormonal changes occur and menstruation ends

Negative self-concept

the mental picture you have of yourself as not being equal with other people

Peer pressure

persuasion to conform to by people in your age group

Anorexia Nervosa

a psychological disorder where a person eats very little or refuses to eat as they see themselves overweight even when they are dangerously underweight


a person or group of persons joined together by blood, marriage, adoption, or other bonds who are committed to each other and provide emotional support


people in a person's age group


the characteristics that make a person unique

Positive self-concept

the mental picture you have of yourself as being equal with other people


an obligation or duty for which a person is held accountable


special privilege, benefit, or personal favor to which one is entitled


the mental picture people have of themselves; their opinion about themselves


to pursue obsessively and to the point of harassment


physical or psychological tension and strain

Substance abuse

misuse of drugs that damages an individual's health and ability to function


the ability to share another person's trouble or suffering


the ability to overlook or accept things you do not agree with; accepting and respecting other people's customs and beliefs

Verbal communication

expressing ideas to others by using spoken words

Color Scheme

a pleasing combination of colors based on their respective positions on the color wheel

Color Wheel

a tool for understanding and using color


protecting the environment and natural resources against waste and harm

Elements of design

tools such as line, form, space, mass, texture and color used to create designs


usable power or the resources for producing usable power; the bodies ability to do work

Personal living space

an area of a home usually understood to belong to one person and defined by their style and taste; examples include bedroom, workroom, home office or study

Physical needs

the most basic human needs, including food, water, clothing, shelter and sleep

Principles of design

guidelines for working with the elements of design; the principals are proportion, scale, balance, emphasis, and rhythm

Psychological needs

needs related to the mind, and emotional needs related to feelings that must be met in order to live a satifying life


to reprocess resources to be used again

Room accessories

additional items such as pictures, vases, paintings, and other items


a darker value of a color, created by adding black to the color


a lighter value of a color, created by additng white to the color

Personal living space

an area of a home usually understood to belong to one person and defined by their style and taste; examples include bedroom, workroom,home office or study


modifications made to a pattern or garment for a better fit


a closed tunnel of fabric that holds a piece of elastic or a drawstring inside


make a tiny snip in the seam allowance

Directional stitching

stitching with, or in the same direction, as the fabric grain


material, or cloth, made from yarn


a basic unit from which fabric is made


to trim each layer of fabric to a different width to reduce bulk

Grain of fabric

the direction in which the threads run in a fabric


an image that fools the eye


a piece of fabric placed between the outer fabric and facing to prevent streching and adds shape


to remove wrinkles or smooth fabrics with a heated iron


a diagram included in sewing instructions that shows how to place the pattern pieces on fabric

Natural fiber

a fiber that comes from plants or hair of animals


small items that become a permanent part of the garment

Pattern envelope

the package that a pattern is sold in; it contains information such as price, views, yardage, sizes, notions, and suggested fabrics

Pattern guide sheet

step by step information for cutting, marking, and sewing fabric pieces together

Pattern markings

lines and symbols marked on the pattern and transferred to the fabric to help guide construction


raising and lowering the iron from one area to the next


the factory finished edge of a fabric


the outline or outer shape of an object


a row of machine stitches through one layer of fabric in order to prevent stretching

Synthetic Fiber

fibers manufactured from substances such as wood pulp, petroleum or natural gas


a row of stitching done on the outside of a garmet


a row of stitching used to keep the facing or bottom layer of fabric rolled out of sight


a variation on a sewing pattern design


the amount of fabric needed to complete a project


fibers twisted together or laid side by side

Authoritarian parenting style

a parenting style where parents are highly demanding and controlling, with little or no affection


a person that provides care for and meets the needs of someone else


union of an ovum and sperm, resulting in the beginning of a pregnancy

Cooperative play

activity in which children actually play with one another

Democratic parenting style

the leader shares, is people-oriented and is open minded


to go through a natural process of growth


training that corrects, molds, and perfects ones actions

Emotional development

a developmental process that refers to the ability to experience, express, and control emotions


the act or function of providing leadership and direction on how to make wise decisions


learning that occurs by watching and copying the actions of others

Intellectual development

a developmental process that refers to the growth of the brain and the use of mental skills


anything necessary to sustain life

Parallel play

activity in which children play side by side without interacting


the process of caring for children and helping them grow and learn

Permissive parenting style

a parenting style that allows freedom, lax parenting that doesn't set limits or enforce rules constantly

Physical development

a developmental process that refers to the physical growth of a person's body; this growth affects height, weight, and internal body systems


from conception to birth


an obligation or duty for which a person is held accountable


the ability to direct your own behavior in a responsible way


a brother or sister


the process by which children gradually learn socially acceptable behavior


a shortened form of a word


a condition that results from deficiencies of various nutrients, which is characterized by a reduced number of red blood cells in the blood stream


a waxy substance produced and needed by the body, also found in animal fats and some plant foods


the arrangement of the table ware that each diner will need for a meal; also called a place setting


formation of curds that happen when milk is overheated or an acid food is added to milk products


all the food and drink a person regularly consumes


fitting tasks together to make the best use of time; doing two tasks at the same time

Dry heat cooking

cooking food uncovered without added liquid or fat


processed foods, especially grain products in which nutrients lost in processing have been replaced; using additives to increase the nutritive value of processed foods beyond the level contained in the food before processing


the same amount expressed in different ways by using different units of measure

Expiration Date

the last day a product is considered fresh


indigestible polysaccharides that make up the tough, fibrous cell walls of plants and is used by the body to help move food through the digestive system


forks, spoons, knives and serving utensils used to serve and eat food


any one of the individual food items needed to make a recipe


dry beans and peas

Moist heat cooking

method in which food is cooked in hot liquid, steam, or a combination of both


chemical substances in food that help to maintain the body

Place setting

the arrangement of the table are that each diner will need for a meal; also called a cover

Pull date

the last day a product may be sold


detailed instructions for preparing particular foods


maintaining a clean condition in order to promote hygiene and prevent disease

Serving size

the amount of food item customarily eaten at one time

Unit pricing

the price of an item per ounce, pound, or other accepted unit of measure


Universal Product Code


the process of acquiring and maintaining physical, mental,emotional, and social health


a message to persuade consumers to purchase a particular product or service


the different choices you can make to deal with a situation


a person's basic outlook on life or a specific topic or issue


an orderly program for spending, saving, and investing the money you earn to achieve desired goals; also called a financial plan or spending plan

Cancelled check

a check that is stamped to show it has been paid


a written order directing a bank to pay money as instructed from a particular account

Check register

a record of deposits to and withdrawals from a checking account

Comparison shopping

comparing products and prices in different stores before making a purchase


a person who uses goods and services


an arrangement that allows consumers to buy goods or services now and pay for them later

Credit card

a card entitling the holder to goods and services which are charged to his account

Credit rating

a record of whether or not a person has paid his or her bills on time in the past


a payment that is a partial amount of the cost of a good or service, or to add money to an account


the cost of goods and services

Financial plan

an orderly program for spending, saving, and investing the money you earn to achieve desired goals; also called a budget or spending plan

Fixed expenses

set costs that must be paid such as rent, insurance, and car payments


act of deceiving or misrepresentation

Identity theft

the illegal use of someone elses personal information

Impulse buying

making an unplanned or quick purchase without giving it much thought


money received that is available to spend and save


protection against financial loss


the price a borrower pays a creditor for the use of money over a period of time


savings that are used to earn income


using resources effectively to achieve goals and solve problems


a regular activity, especially a person's employment or job

Outstanding check

those checks issued by a depositor but not yet reported on a bank statement


a person who receives or pays out money at a bank


a written promise by a manufacturer that a product will meet specified standards of performance

June 11, 1945

founding date of Future Homemakers of America as a national organization in Chicago, Illinois

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