"Every Day" by David Levithan, Day 6022-Day 6034

Every day, A wakes up in a different body—but what happens when A falls in love? Author David Levithan explores the nature of identity in this thought-provoking novel.

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Here is a link to our lists for Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green.
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  1. profusely
    in an abundant manner
    I apologize to him profusely as I write my note and leave it on the kitchen table.
  2. carnage
    the savage and excessive killing of many people
    When they see the carnage, they cluck and gasp.
  3. teeter
    move unsteadily, with a rocking motion
    I teeter over to Rhiannon.
  4. bask
    derive or receive pleasure from
    He will bask instead in the victory of seeing me run.
  5. reconnaissance
    the act of scouting
    They had plenty of mutual friends who could have done reconnaissance, but Dawn felt that if she was going to risk it, she was going to risk it firsthand.
  6. irrefutable
    impossible to deny or disprove
    The first part is irrefutable, but even to me, the second part sounds weak.
  7. infinitesimal
    immeasurably small
    “But what if I’m the one that something is supposed to happen to? What if I’m supposed to be here, and if I’m not, the world will go the wrong direction? In some infinitesimal but important way.”
  8. dapper
    marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
    So I put together a dapper outfit—maybe a little too dapper, but if what I’ve accessed about Dawn is true, I know she’ll appreciate it.
  9. whittle
    cut small bits or pare shavings from
    I whittle away the hours online.
  10. debonair
    having a sophisticated charm
    She loves the way Vic looks, using the word debonair instead of dapper.
  11. quirk
    a strange attitude or habit
    I’ve always wondered what that word meant, but this is what it is, this is what it feels like, and Dawn says she has no idea what song I’m talking about, but it doesn’t matter, she’s used to my quirks by now, and I tell her I’ll play it for her later, but in the meantime there’s this and this and this.
  12. incantation
    a ritual reciting of words believed to have a magical effect
    This is my name, and coming from his lips right now it sounds like both an incantation and a cry of disbelief.
  13. stoic
    seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive
    My extended family is here, too—crying cousins, tearful aunts, stoic uncles.
  14. condolence
    an expression of sympathy with another's grief
    My father seems to be taking it the hardest, and he is the magnet for everyone else’s condolences.
  15. imposter
    a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    I feel like a complete imposter.
  16. consolation
    the act of giving relief in affliction
    After the food and the stories and the consolation, there’s the drinking, and after the drinking, there’s the ride home.
  17. unwieldy
    difficult to use or handle because of size or weight
    I am not a linebacker. No, I’m fat. Flabby, unwieldy fat.
  18. pathological
    caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition
    Finn Taylor has retreated from most of the world; his size comes from negligence and laziness, a carelessness that would be pathological if it had any meticulousness to it.
  19. meticulous
    marked by extreme care in treatment of details
    Finn Taylor has retreated from most of the world; his size comes from negligence and laziness, a carelessness that would be pathological if it had any meticulousness to it.
  20. precarious
    affording no ease or reassurance
    But I have to see Rhiannon—I can’t cancel on her for a second day in a row, not when things feel so precarious between us.
  21. primal
    having existed from the beginning
    But there’s also something more primal, something more defensive in their disgust.
  22. respite
    a pause for relaxation
    The only respite is lunch, where Finn has his two best friends, Ralph and Dylan.
  23. hitch
    an unforeseen obstacle
    The hitch is that Nathan is expecting me to be a guy named Andrew, since that’s who I said I was last time.
  24. reciprocal
    concerning each of two or more persons or things
    I don’t really trust him, but I tell him I do, as a way of inspiring a reciprocal trust.
  25. gluten
    a protein in wheat and other grains that makes dough elastic
    The next day, a Sunday, I wake up as Ainsley Mills. Allergic to gluten, afraid of spiders, proud owner of three Scotties, two of which sleep in her bed.
  26. zealot
    a fervent and even militant proponent of something
    “Do you think this is an accident? Do you think I’m just some religious zealot here to exorcise your demons away? Did you ever ask yourself why I am cataloging such things, what I’m looking for? The answer is you, Andrew. And others like you.”
  27. exorcise
    expel through adjuration or prayers
    “Do you think this is an accident? Do you think I’m just some religious zealot here to exorcise your demons away? Did you ever ask yourself why I am cataloging such things, what I’m looking for? The answer is you, Andrew. And others like you.”
  28. entreaty
    earnest or urgent request
    There’s recognition in his eyes, yes. But there’s also menace. And something else—an entreaty.
  29. charlatan
    a flamboyant deceiver
    I want to think he’s an actor, a charlatan, a fake.
  30. goad
    urge with or as if with a prod
    My story is front and center on Poole’s website—a bastardized account of what I told Nathan, with some errors that come either from Nathan hiding something or from Poole goading me on.
  31. groggy
    stunned or confused and slow to react
    “What time is it?” she asks groggily.
  32. dissipate
    cause to separate and go in different directions
    Nothing from the previous night has dissipated.
  33. appendage
    an external body part that projects from the body
    “Even if you were green and had a beard and a male appendage between your legs. Even if your eyebrows were orange and you had a mole covering your entire cheek and a nose that poked me in the eye every time I kissed you. Even if you weighed seven hundred pounds and had hair the size of a Doberman under your arms. Even then, I would love you.”
  34. festoon
    decorate with strings of flowers
    I run upstairs and find it in his closet—a bag festooned with Post-its, each of them filled in with something his parents have said to him over the years, from A is for Apple to Always remember to check your blind spot.
  35. pry
    search or inquire in a meddlesome way
    Mickey doesn’t pry too much about this.
  36. acute
    extremely sharp or intense
    The hopeless romantics feel it most acutely, but even for others, the only way to keep going is to see every person as a possibility.
  37. pinpoint
    locate exactly
    In the cereal aisle, we offer autobiographies in the form of the cereals we’ve eaten over the years, trying to pinpoint the year that the cereal turning the milk blue stopped being cool and started being gross.
  38. tandem
    an arrangement of objects or persons one behind another
    We move in unison, move in tandem.
  39. revel
    take delight in
    I light more candles, and revel in the sight of her.
  40. aberration
    a state or condition markedly different from the norm
    Over the course of her life, this day will be a slight, barely noticeable aberration.

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