declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
It still looks like a turd on wheels, but I gotta
admit, now it looks like a polished turd.”
treat, mention, or speak to rudely
Well, since Kenneth and Momma have
insulted the Great Brown One, I guess that leaves it up to Rufus and Punkin to put the final piece on.”
uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something
If you squint your eyes and look real hard, there’s no
doubt about it, this boy’s got a real mustache going here!”
higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service
“Well, just so there’re no problems, I’ve got
seniority on you, so I get the bathroom first, deal?”
strikingly odd or unusual
I bet the neighbors wondered what the
Weird Watsons were doing this time.
remove the cover from
“Well, Kenneth, since you seem to be the only one with any curiosity, I guess you’ll be the one who gets to
unveil the Bomber’s latest addition.”
on or to one side
I whipped the towel
able to feel or perceive
Some of the time I think she forgot how
sensitive Dad was.
of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children or young people
“This isn’t our son, this is just a little
juvenile delinquent boy that we feel sorry for and let follow us around some of the time.
meant or adapted for an occasion or use
“Yes, as I’m sure a nice family like this one is aware, it was only last year that the scientists at Autotronic Industries made a brilliant, beautiful, breathtaking breakthrough and developed a
suitable system for controlling these vibrations.”
That opening is scientifically and mathematically positioned by a factory-trained technician to
enhance the TT AB-700’s true high-fidelity sound!”
care for like a mother
She trailed Byron all the way to the car,
fussing at him the whole way.
an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
Dad reached over past Momma to start the car, but on the way his hand kind of accidentally on
purpose brushed her chests.
inscribe or address by way of compliment
We at Flint’s only soul station, WAMM,
dedicate this song to Daniel, from Wilona.
put in the mind of someone
Do I have to
remind you of the things you’ve done just this last year?”
to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police"
Momma and Dad had
threatened to send Byron to Grandma Sands about a million times but we never thought it would happen.
be fully aware or cognizant of
Byron is getting old enough to have to understand that his time for playing is running out fast, he’s got to
realize the world doesn’t have a lot of jokes waiting for him.
devoting full strength and concentrated attention to
“Momma and I are very worried because there’re so many things that can go wrong to a young person and Byron seems bound and
determined to find every one of them.
make psychologically or physically used (to something)
And you won’t believe this, but if you listen to any kind of music long enough, first you get
accustomed to it and then you learn to like it.
move from one place to another
I guess the grapevine had gotten back to Momma and Dad that By was going to make a prison break tonight before he got
transferred to Alabama.
hurt or upset
“Ooh, Kenneth, I asked her the same thing and she was highly
an unhappy and worried mental state
upset because all of her notebook planning had been wasted.
deserving or inciting pity
You talk about some
pathetic, tortured-looking little faces.
(used especially of persons) of inferior size
You was so
puny when you was bom you nearly worried us crazy.
a verbal act of admitting defeat
The way Byron kept his head down and was smiling and saying “Yes, ma’am” this and “No, ma’am” that, it looked like he had
surrendered before the first punch was thrown.