Unit 1: American Names

Learn these words from the realistic fiction by Tony Johnston (Inside: Level C, Unit 1).

Here are our links to the selections of "Decision Point": American Names, Saying Yes; A Lion Hunt, From Kenya to America, The House on Mango Street; The Road Not Taken

Here are our links to the units of Level C: Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4, Unit 5, Unit 6, Unit 7, Unit 8

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  1. numb
    so frightened as to be unable to move
  2. excessive
    beyond normal limits
  3. policy
    a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group
  4. gentleness
    the quality of being mild and even-tempered
  5. severe
    very harsh or strict, especially when dealing with others
  6. feisty
    showing spirit and courage
  7. pulverize
    make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
  8. scrape
    bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of
  9. shame
    a painful feeling of embarrassment or inadequacy
  10. doubt
    the state of being unsure of something
  11. flame
    shine with a sudden light
  12. culture
    all the knowledge and values shared by a society
  13. tangled
    in a confused mass
  14. wedge
    force into a tight space
  15. blurt
    utter impulsively
  16. pact
    a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
  17. apprise
    inform somebody of something
  18. formal
    adhering to traditional standards of correctness
  19. solemn
    dignified and somber in manner or character
  20. ceremony
    any activity performed in a solemn, elaborate, or formal way
  21. retrieve
    get or find back; recover the use of
  22. utmost
    highest in extent or degree
  23. incident
    a single distinct event
  24. exclaim
    utter aloud, often with surprise, horror, or joy
  25. prickly
    very irritable
  26. erase
    remove by or as if by rubbing
  27. disfavor
    a lack of approval of some person or group
  28. barrio
    a Spanish-speaking quarter in a town or city
Created on July 22, 2016 (updated August 15, 2016)

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