The Outsiders (Chapter 7)

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  1. aghast
    struck with fear, dread, or consternation
    "Work?" Two-Bit was aghast.
    Page 112
  2. bleak
    unpleasantly cold and damp
    Soda was awake by then, and although he looked stony-faced, as if he hadn't heard a word the doctor had said, his eyes were bleak and stunned.
    Page 103
  3. bulge
    swell or protrude outwards
    Two Bit's mother warned us about burglars, but Darry, flexing his muscles so that they bulged like over sized baseballs,drawled that he wasn't afraid of any burglars, and that we didn't really have anything worth taking.
    Page 105
  4. bum
    be lazy or idle
    "I have. And if you had the sense of a billy goat you'd try to help around your place instead of bumming around."
    Page 114
  5. cocksure
    marked by excessive confidence
    "Don't worry about it," Steve said, cocksure that he and Sodapop could handle anything that came up.
    Page 109
  6. drawl
    a slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels
    Two Bit's mother warned us about burglars, but Darry, flexing his muscles so that they bulged like over sized baseballs, drawled that he wasn't afraid of any burglars, and that we didn't really have anything worth taking.
    Page 106
  7. drowsy
    half asleep
    "Hhhmmmm," Soda said drowsily, "you didn't either."
    Page 102
  8. excitement
    the state of being emotionally worked up
    I guess he would have enjoyed it more if it hadn't been so serious but he couldn't resist anything that caused that much excitement.
    Page 101
  9. exhausted
    depleted of energy, force, or strength
    After a hard game of football and four or five hours of reading, I was too exhausted, mentally and physically, to dream anything.
    Page 110
  10. exploit
    use or manipulate to one's advantage
    "...anyway, I was walking around downtown and started to take this short cut though an alley? -- Two-Bit was telling me about one of his many exploits while we did the dishes.
    Page 113
  11. ironed
    (of linens or clothes) smoothed with a hot iron
    "I ironed. They're in my closet," Darry said.
    Page 109
  12. manslaughter
    homicide without malice aforethought
    But they were charging Johnny with manslaughter.
    Page 108
  13. palomino
    a horse of light tan or golden color
    A long legged palomino colt that has to get his nose into everything.
    Page 101
  14. racket
    a loud and disturbing noise
    Steve followed him and in a second there was the general racket of a pillow fight.
    Page 109
  15. radiate
    send out rays or waves
    The reporters stared at him admiringly; i told he looks like a movie star, and kind of radiates.
    Page 101
Created on February 29, 2012 (updated February 29, 2012)

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