take away to an undisclosed location against their will
When I went to that party, I was
abducted by aliens.
act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
High—Home of the Trojans” didn’t send a strong
abstinence message, so they have transformed us into the Blue Devils.
High schoolers in general are encouraged to abstain from alcohol, pre-marital sex, and other vices like smoking.
be a mystery or bewildering to
a very loud utterance
The news-team anchor- dude
bellows, “Five dead in house fire!
a covering that shelters an area from the weather
The only things that were really mine were my stuffed-rabbit collection from when I was a little kid and my
marked by a state of extreme poverty
Deprived of Victim, Mom and Dad holler at each other.
decorate with needlework
I predict skirts with geese and white blouses with
embroidered ducks on the collar.
straying from the right course or from accepted standards
Principal Principal spots another
errant student in the hall.
a dissenting clique
Our clan, the Plain Janes, has splintered and the pieces are being absorbed by rival
Think of "faction" like a fraction -- a clique, division, or group.
run away quickly
This broken ball could be used to express such powerful visions—you could paint a picture of it with people
fleeing from the hole, with a wet-muzzled dog chewing Alaska—the opportunities are endless.
state of violent mental agitation
In a post-Halloween
frenzy, the school board has come out against calling us the Devils.
unusual mental ability
Me: “You are a decorating
marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful
humble testament to suburbia, or terminal geek gear?
not prominent or readily noticeable
And it gives me time to scan the cafeteria for a friendly face or an
Everyone can see something "conspicuous," but if we do not want to be seen, we work to be "inconspicuous."
surround with material to protect from heat, cold, or noise
Insulated lunch bags—hip way to save the planet, or sign of an overinvolved mother?
the time between one event, process, or period and another
interim reports came today.
formal systematic questioning
After last night’s
interrogation, I try to pay attention in biology.
made scared or fearful as by threats
I shouldn’t be
violent and needless disturbance
We will wander underneath them and commit mild acts of
offensive to the mind
The engine clanks, which makes the guys in the back holler something
Profanity is made of obscene words.
a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
I want to smuggle in a blanket and some
Often, a "potpourri" contains random items to produce a fragrant smell.
not genuine but having the appearance of
pseudo-friend, disposable friend.
A "pseudonym" is a name an author uses as a pen name instead of his own name.
a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
Not only is the Homecoming pep
rally going to spring me from algebra, it will be a great time to clean up my closet.
A "rally" consists of a gathering of people called to encourage a team or team effort.
gossip passed around by word of mouth
You hear so many
of brown with a reddish tinge
They favor plaid for autumn with matching sweaters in colors named after fruit, like apricot and
a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
a learned person
We fall into clans: Jocks, Country Clubbers, Idiot
Savants, Cheerleaders, Human Waste, Eurotrash, Future Fascists of America, Big Hair Chix, the Marthas, Suffering Artists, Thespians, Goths, Shredders.
An "idiot savant" is a person considered to have a mental handicap, yet has particular ability in a subject matter (like math) or a brilliance in an area (like memory). "Savant" refers to a scholar.
concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest
Heather hops on the treadmill and resumes
be showy or ostentatious
We traded clothes and
splurged on cheap black wigs.
a quarrel about petty points
squabble about who will answer it.
a theatrical performer
We fall into clans: Jocks, Country Clubbers, Idiot Savants, Cheerleaders, Human Waste, Eurotrash, Future Fascists of America, Big Hair Chix, the Marthas, Suffering Artists,
Thespians, Goths, Shredders.
Many schools have a thespian society made up of the drama club.
a team representing a college or university
I motor so fast out of the lunchroom the track coach would draft me for
varsity if he were around.
The "varsity" team in a high schools are usually composed with upper class men, juniors and seniors, most often the more experienced players.