concurrence of opinion
according to Dave at lunchtime.
the act of asserting or stating something
He listened, and he nodded and made "
characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
I used to play sports when I was little, and I was actually very good, but the problem was that it used to make me too
aggressive, so the doctors told my mom I would have to stop.
inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
And finally he found this really
amazing song about this boy, and we all got quiet.
an investigation of the component parts of a whole
And I listened to his play-by-play
having no known name or identity or known source
I would tell you his position, but like I said, I would like to be
anonymous to you.
be fully aware of; realize fully
I think you of all people would understand that because I think you of all people are alive and
appreciate what that means.
suitable for a particular person, place, or situation
I would use them here, but I really don't think they are
appropriate in this format.
lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
Susan hangs around different boys now, and Bridget is still crazy, and Carl's mom sent him to a Catholic school, and Dave with the
awkward glasses moved away.
influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
They stand twisted in bladder positions and bang on the door for a few minutes and almost
coax my great aunt out, but then my grandfather curses something at my great aunt, and the cycle starts over again.
difficult to analyze or understand
And I told her that Bill said that these were basically the same classes with more
complicated books, and that it wouldn't help
the same throughout in structure or composition
That and more
a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something
My Aunt Helen used to say that my dad was going to be too proud to have a midlife
a reminder for some action or speech
Also, people shout at the movie on
make more attractive, as by adding ornament or color
Some kids look at me strange in the hallways because I don't
decorate my locker, and I'm the one who beat up Sean and couldn't stop crying after he did it.
acquire a distinct character
I will make sure to
differentiate if something comes up.
make a break in
I think I will stop putting quotation marks around Nothing's name because it is annoying and
disrupting my flow.
enfold completely with or as if with a covering
enclose a return address for the same reason.
And everyone in the room, except Sam,
erupted in laughter.
enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
He's not one to
an instance that does not conform to a rule
exception of the one holiday when my grandfather passed out just after dinner, my cousins always have to go to the bathroom outside in the bushes.
having your attention fixated as though by a spell
First, I am very interested and
fascinated by how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other.
imagine or conceive of
And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to
figure out how that could be.
a social club for male undergraduates
I don't mean the big
fraternity party kind of movie.
an excited state of agitation
What would a mom do if she couldn't
fuss over you and make you clean your room?
applicable to an entire class or group
I will call people by different names or
generic names because I don't want you to find me.
with extreme care or delicacy
gingerly munched her Chinese Chicken Salad, she spoke
marked by boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
And he is
not yet fully developed
He waited for me after gym class and said really
immature things like how he was going to give me a "swirlie," which is where someone sticks your head in the toilet and flushes to make your hair swirl around.
by the way (used to introduce a new topic)
Incidentally, Sam has brown hair and very very pretty green eyes.
having no limits or boundaries in time or space
be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge
First, it was that my dad should've
insisted that my brother come home if only for an afternoon.
deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
I heard some
muffled voices, and Brad seemed upset, but I didn't think it was any of my business, so I went back to the kitchen.
despite anything to the contrary
Nevertheless, I am trying to participate.
a possibility from a favorable combination of circumstances
My brother used the
opportunity to throw a big party with beer and everything.
It usually takes me an extra hour or so to walk as
opposed to taking the bus, but it's worth it when the weather is nice and cool like it was today.
a mental disorder characterized by delusions of persecution
Bob actually looked a little nervous, which I was later told was
to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common
The fact that one of these ladies was my mom made me feel
particularly sad because my mom is beautiful.
concerned with practical matters
keep from happening or arising; make impossible
Sam about this, and I really hope it does not
prevent us from maybe making up inside jokes of our own.
the quality of yielding positive results
But then again, I think this would decrease
provide the needed stimulus for
My sister then said that it was all her fault, that she was
provoking him, but my dad said it was no excuse.
express a good opinion of
I mentioned this to my mom, and she asked why Bill didn't
recommend that I just take a sophomore or junior english class.
in spite of everything
I hope I haven't let Him down
feel sorry for; be contrite about
I think he will
regret this when he looks back on his life.
exhibiting an attitude of admiration or esteem
This boy who likes my sister is always
respectful to my parents.
something that follows something else
They fight all the time, so I figured that the movie was at least something different, which it wasn't because it was a
the quality of being important
I don't know the
significance of this, but I find it very interesting.
marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction
The boy looked kind of
of a strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
The nice thing about the Big Boy was the fact that Patrick and Sam didn't just throw around inside jokes and make me
struggle to keep up.
express indirectly by an image, form, or model
She even explained how her tattoo
symbolized this, but I can't remember how.
taut or rigid; stretched tight
I think they were afraid that some of us would try to kill ourselves or something because they looked very
tense and one of them kept touching his beard.
the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
He is always making mix tapes for my sister with very specific
remains on sidelines at social event
If the thought of mingling brings back bad memories of being a
wallflower at the senior prom, get over it.