a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
"Plus, I thought the government closed down the Yacht Club. Called it a symbol of the elite. ”
Eurasian plant with apple-scented foliage and white-rayed flowers and feathery leaves used medicinally; in some classification systems placed in genus Anthemis
Mama’s famous chamomile tea (with tilo and ani) had helped me go to sleep even though I was convinced I’d only have nightmares.
take in, also metaphorically
I sat back and tried to absorb everything I’d witnessed.
save up as for future use
The newspapers had stories about people hoarding money and property.
the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
I took a deep breath, got my bearings, and took off running again.
a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
All the adrenaline that had rushed through me evaporated.
save or relieve from an experience or action
“Oh, Lucy, how I wish you’d been spared from seeing ...”
Frankie’s voice filtered into the room through the open window.
an act of deliberate betrayal
He wanted a simple, peaceful protest to give voice to what so many feel is a betrayal of what the revolution was supposed to do.
walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
Frankie trudged into the room.
give to understand
"He insinuated that if I couldn’t teach my children how to be good revolutionaries, then maybe the government should take on that responsibility.”
a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all
My parents say all students should spend some of their time doing that since they’ve had the privilege of receiving a good education in the cities.
having an irregular outline
I glanced down at my hands and saw the ragged edges of my cuticles.
an erroneous mental representation
The top was sleeveless and cinched at the waist, and it was cut to give the illusion that I had curves in just the right places.
conceal or hide
Slow, deep breaths stifled the rising panic.
a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather
Note the symbolic connection between this word and the title of the book.
There, under a canopy of white crepe-paper ribbons, ten couples danced as the band played a quick merengue.
"So, I see you’re having a good time,” Raul, Ivette's older brother, snickered.
put out, as of a candle or a light
Slowly it doused my anger.
sit or stand astride of
He straddled me to keep me from moving.
an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held
He smelled like the amphitheater bathrooms after a big concert, but I couldn’t get enough of him.
the organized action of making of goods and services for sale
“The government controls all the industries."
teach doctrines to; teach uncritically
"They want to indoctrinate the kids right under our noses.”
quickly and without warning
Papa abruptly stood up, nearly dropping Frankie to the ground.
deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
They’d thought I was asleep, but I could hear their muffled voices going back and forth until well past midnight.
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
The scorn in his face when he called me a giMana.