PHYSICAL FEATURE THESAURUS

TOENAILS



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Physical features should do more than simply describe how a character looks. Just like their occupation or area of giftedness, a character's appearance can say a great deal about them. Hinting at traits through clothing choices, alluding to an emotional state through movements, and highlighting certain details for comparison or contrast purposes can help readers form opinions on who the character really is.
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COMMON ACTIONS AND ALTERNATIVE WORDS TO DENOTE THEM:
Toenails, unlike other parts of the body, don’t actively do anything. Their main function is to protect the toes from injury. People may use them to scratch at an itchy part on their leg, and women often showcase them in the warm months by painting them fashionably.

EMOTIONS AND RELATED GESTURES:
Because of the general feeling that feet are not overly attractive, they can be a source of embarassment and insecurity. As a result, many people take care to keep their toenails clean and healthy when they are visible to others. Painted toenails for women are a source of pride, good fashion sense, and femininity. Many will keep their nails painted all year long to make their feet appear more attractive.

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