EMOTION AMPLIFIER THESAURUS

DEHYDRATION



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Amplifiers are conditions that enhance emotions, causing characters to become more volatile. This often leads to impaired decision-making, hasty actions and, best of all, mistakes. When utilizing an amplifier to generate conflict, think carefully about setting choices and which environments will naturally escalate emotion. An amplifier can also be perfect for triggering your character’s negative traits; the resulting fallout will draw attention to how his flaws trip him up and hold him back.
DEFINITION:
An abnormal depletion of water from the body, often as a result of sickness or physical activity

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Dry or sticky mouth
Crying without tears
Dry skin
Cracked lips
Hair that is fragile and breaks easily
Sunken eyes
Weak muscles
Pale “stringy” veins that are hard to see under the skin
Poor balance
Weaving when walking
Searching out sources of water
Gulping water when it becomes available
Shortness of breath
Decreased muscle coordination
Trembling extremities
Decreased productivity
A slower work pace
The inability to physically do what one used to be able to do
Taking more rest breaks
Stooped posture
A shorter stride
Arms that hang loosely at the sides

INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
Thirst
Decreased urine production or output
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM DEHYDRATION:
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WRITERS TIP:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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SCENARIOS FOR BUILDING CONFLICT AND TENSION:
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