Which of the following correctly applies to connotations
B) They imply the lack of something desired and C) They imply the presence of something undesirable.
Explanation: A connotation is the meaning of a word, given by the context or even the readers based on their emotions or personal experiences. In general, words or phrases can have positive or negative connotations. Positive connotations is when a word or a phrase imply the presence of something valued or the lack of something not valued. Negative connotations usually imply the lack of something desired or the presence of something undesirable.
option B) They provide an alternate lower energy mechanism by which the reaction proceeds
Catalyst are involved in chemical reaction increasing the rate they occur by lowering the activation energy found in the bound- reactants complex.
The reaction moves forward because the lower energy mechanism when catalyst are added allows for a more easily splitted bond, thus, allowing the formation of products.
Connotations can be fixed or subjective.
Connotations are the emotions that we associate with a given word. While most of the time, these are fixed (i.e. some words arouse pleasure while others contempt), they can be subjective. (i.e. for someone who is afraid of dogs, the word dog can imply danger, whereas for someone who loves dogs, the word can be a source of comfort and pleasure).
The "CORRECT" answer is: They can be fixed or subjective.
First we have to understand that connotations is the emotional and imaginative association surrounding a word. Out of all the options shown above the one that best applies to connotations is answer choice B) They are always subjective. In other words it depends on the person.
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