Prevalent

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Definition:  powerful or very dominant

This word was found in the article “A Natural Fix for A.D.H.D.” written by Richard A. Friedman. This word is used to describe that A.D.H.D is “the most prevalent psychiatric illness of young people in America¬†affecting 11 percent of them at some point between the ages of 4 and 17.”

The word is used to describe how intense and common this disorder has become in the younger generations. The author proves the point in the article by saying because of how prevalent this disorder has become such a common disorder among the younger community.

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