a group or class of persons enjoying superior status
"Plus, I thought the government closed down the Yacht Club. Called it a symbol of the
plant with apple-scented foliage and white-rayed flowers
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
I took a deep breath, got my
bearings, and took off running again.
a secretion in response to stress, stimulating nerve action
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 ...”
filtered into the room through the open window.
an act of deliberate disloyalty
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
trudged into the room.
give to understand
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 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 that shelters an area from the weather
There, under a
canopy of white crepe-paper ribbons, ten couples danced as the band played a quick merengue.
Note the symbolic connection between this word and the title of the book.
"So, I see you’re having a good time,” Raul, Ivette's older brother,
put out, as of a candle or a light
doused my anger.
sit or stand astride of
straddled me to keep me from moving.
an oval large stadium with tiers of seats
He smelled like the
amphitheater bathrooms after a big concert, but I couldn’t get enough of him.
the action of making of goods and services for sale
“The government controls all the
"They want to
indoctrinate the kids right under our noses.”
quickly and without warning
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
scorn in his face when he called me a giMana.