express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
The adjective "interesting" is a nice way of saying that Mary Elizabeth is a strange mix of moods. Buddhism emphasizes calm detachment from worldly things, but her tattoo, belly ring, and hair show an opposite nature.
Mary Elizabeth is a very interesting person because she has a tattoo that
symbolizes Buddhism and a belly button ring and wears her hair to make somebody mad, but when she’s in charge of something, she acts like my dad when he comes home from a “long day.”
The Latin "sumere" means "to take"--this can be seen in the many definitions of "assume": 1) take to be true (the most frequently used definition); 2) take on titles, offices, duties, or responsibilities; 3) take control without authority; 4) take on as one's own the debts of another; 5) take up someone's soul into heaven.
I don’t want to go into detail about it because it’s pretty private stuff, but I will say that Brad
assumed the role of the girl in terms of where you put things.
In Latin, "extra" means "outside" and "vagari" means "to wander"--an extravagant exaggeration wanders outside the truth so much that it's not believable. The example sentence is the narrator Charlie's way of assuring the readers that this story is true; it is the author's way of building suspense to keep the readers turning the pages of the fictional novel.
I know you think what I’m about to write is an
exaggeration, but I promise you that it isn’t.
a residential district located on the outskirts of a city
My grandfather usually just complains about black people moving into the old neighborhood, and then my sister gets upset at him, and then my grandfather tells her that she doesn’t know what she’s talking about because she lives in the