The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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  1. accord
    concurrence of opinion
    At least according to Dave at lunchtime.
  2. affirmation
    the act of asserting or stating something
    He listened, and he nodded and made " affirmation" sounds.
  3. aggressive
    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.
  4. amazing
    inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
    And finally he found this really amazing song about this boy, and we all got quiet.
  5. analysis
    an investigation of the component parts of a whole
    And I listened to his play-by-play analysis.
  6. anonymous
    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.
  7. appreciate
    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.
  8. appropriate
    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.
  9. awkward
    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.
  10. coax
    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.
  11. complicated
    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
  12. consistent
    the same throughout in structure or composition
    That and more consistent punctuation.
  13. crisis
    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 crisis.
  14. cue
    a reminder for some action or speech
    Also, people shout at the movie on cue.
  15. decorate
    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.
  16. differentiate
    acquire a distinct character
    I will make sure to differentiate if something comes up.
  17. disrupt
    make a break in
    I think I will stop putting quotation marks around Nothing's name because it is annoying and disrupting my flow.
  18. enclose
    enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    I didn't enclose a return address for the same reason.
  19. erupt
    start suddenly
    And everyone in the room, except Sam, erupted in laughter.
  20. exaggerate
    enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
    He's not one to exaggerate.
  21. exception
    an instance that does not conform to a rule
    With the 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.
  22. fascinated
    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.
  23. figure
    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.
  24. fraternity
    a social club for male undergraduates
    I don't mean the big fraternity party kind of movie.
  25. fuss
    an excited state of agitation
    What would a mom do if she couldn't fuss over you and make you clean your room?
  26. generic
    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.
  27. gingerly
    with extreme care or delicacy
    "As ---- gingerly munched her Chinese Chicken Salad, she spoke
    of love."
  28. hilarious
    marked by boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
    And he is hilarious.
  29. immature
    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.
  30. incidentally
    by the way (used to introduce a new topic)
    Incidentally, Sam has brown hair and very very pretty green eyes.
  31. infinite
    having no limits or boundaries in time or space
    "I feel infinite."
  32. insist
    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.
  33. muffle
    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.
  34. nevertheless
    despite anything to the contrary
    Nevertheless, I am trying to participate.
  35. opportunity
    a possibility from a favorable combination of circumstances
    My brother used the opportunity to throw a big party with beer and everything.
  36. oppose
    be against
    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.
  37. paranoia
    a mental disorder characterized by delusions of persecution
    Bob actually looked a little nervous, which I was later told was paranoia.
  38. particularly
    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.
  39. pragmatic
    concerned with practical matters
    He's just pragmatic.
  40. prevent
    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.
  41. productivity
    the quality of yielding positive results
    But then again, I think this would decrease productivity.
  42. provoke
    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.
  43. recommend
    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.
  44. regardless
    in spite of everything
    I hope I haven't let Him down regardless.
  45. regret
    feel sorry for; be contrite about
    I think he will regret this when he looks back on his life.
  46. respectful
    exhibiting an attitude of admiration or esteem
    This boy who likes my sister is always respectful to my parents.
  47. sequel
    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 sequel.
  48. significance
    the quality of being important
    I don't know the significance of this, but I find it very interesting.
  49. smug
    marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction
    The boy looked kind of smug.
  50. stern
    of a strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
    He's just stern sometimes.
  51. struggle
    strenuous effort
    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.
  52. symbolize
    express indirectly by an image, form, or model
    She even explained how her tattoo symbolized this, but I can't remember how.
  53. tense
    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.
  54. theme
    the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    He is always making mix tapes for my sister with very specific themes.
  55. wallflower
    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.

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