Unit 2: The Challenge

Learn these words from the short story by Gary Soto (Inside: Level B, Unit 2).

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  1. attention
    the faculty or power of mental concentration
  2. notice
    discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
  3. shame
    a painful feeling of embarrassment or inadequacy
  4. rejection
    the state of being turned down
  5. papyrus
    tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber
  6. mummification
    the act of embalming, drying, and wrapping a dead body
  7. asphalt
    a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds
  8. scrape
    an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
  9. pity
    share the suffering of
  10. mishap
    an instance of misfortune
  11. approach
    move towards
  12. collapse
    fold or close up
  13. tournament
    a competition in which contestants play a series of games
  14. hurl
    throw forcefully
  15. court
    a specially marked area within which a game is played
  16. awkward
    socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner
  17. weight
    equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting
  18. encourage
    inspire with confidence
  19. practice
    learn by repetition
  20. assume
    take to be the case or to be true
  21. retrieve
    run after, pick up, and bring back
  22. rhythm
    recurrence at regular intervals
  23. rally
    (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes
  24. abrupt
    surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner
  25. gang
    an informal body of friends
  26. sparrow
    a small dull-colored singing bird
  27. ricochet
    spring back; spring away from an impact
  28. protective
    intended or adapted to provide safety of some kind
  29. size up
    look at closely in order to form an opinion about
  30. serve
    put the ball into play
  31. service
    (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
  32. wind up
    give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching
  33. grimace
    contort the face to indicate a certain mental state
  34. lob
    propel in a high arc
  35. connect
    land on or hit solidly
  36. ragged
    being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn
  37. sting
    cause a sharp pain
  38. viciously
    in a brutal manner
  39. jar
    affect in a disagreeable way
  40. mend
    heal or recover
Created on July 28, 2016 (updated August 17, 2016)

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