And it didn’t help that this was the day after I noticed that all the kids were wearing their new Christmas clothes, so I decided to wear my new suit from Patrick to school, and was teased
mercilessly for nine straight hours.
the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
Patrick said that the problem was that since everything has happened already, it makes it hard to break new ground. Nobody can be as big as the Beatles because the Beatles already gave it a “
"Surfeit" means "the state of being more than full"--someone who is jaded feels a lack of interest and excitement because he has experienced too much of something. According to the debate, "jaded" and "established" would be nearly synonymous, but their tones differ because they apply to people at different stages of their life.
They are both going to an Ivy League homecoming football game, and they have this debate. The older gentleman is established. The kid is “
believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
Compare with "jaded" in this list. They are similar but a "jaded" outlook comes with overuse or overexposure, while a "cynical" disposition is generally negative toward others and is not always based on experience.
I would have told the table that, but they were really having fun being
cynical, and I didn’t want to ruin it.
I got to pretend that I was singing, and I got to dance around, and I got to wear a “feather boa” in the grande
finale, which I wouldn’t have thought anything of because it’s part of the show, but Patrick couldn’t stop talking about it.
The term "passive aggressive" sounds like an oxymoron because it pairs two words that are usually opposite in meaning. A passive aggressive person is essentially aggressive (as seen in the example sentence for "aggressive" in the list for Part 2), but he has learned to show his anger in less physical ways, such as sarcastic jokes, stubbornness, or deliberate failure to complete required tasks.
And to not have to see a psychiatrist, who explains to me about being “