a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity
I mean, I'm not really falling. That's called a
metaphor. I learned about them in English.
Yeah, it's nice...but it still doesn't seem to have much, you know...
the team of rowers manning a racing shell
They offer five languages, AP classes, the Harkness method,
any customary observance or practice
The handshake is one of the most important
rituals on earth.
a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the powers of evil
The annual first-day-of-school zombie
someone unable to adapt to circumstances or blend in
Sorry to break up "The Island of
Misfit Boys..." but this table is for sophomores!
apparently there's a seating arrangement!
a series of ordered groupings within a system
The Dude Pyramid
A Guide to Cafeteria
not airtight; exposed to currents of air
We get to sit in front of the
drafty doorway next to the trash cans.
small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house
Yeah, he was on the
a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
So what's your overall
impression of the school? Do you think you'll like it?
a changeable or inconstant person
Fitting in on the ride to school is hard work!
I have to be like a
cause to lose courage
Yes, that can be a little
daunting. How are you fitting in?
injury to the brain caused by a blow
They even made me captain because I'm the only kid who NEVER threw up during practice AND has never had a
causing anger or annoyance
Is that racist? I'm sorry if anyone found that
characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
increase in extent or intensity
Man! That sure
keep company with
Ms. Rawle says that you and Drew don't
associate with the other kids.
a dish served as an appetizer before the main meal
And man! Those
hors d'oeuvres were great. Especially the shrimp!
a performance using gestures and body movements
But luckily, The High School of Art, Music, and
Mime doesn't start till ninth grade...so I still have two years to convince mom to let me go.
the principal character in a work of fiction
You're really going to identify with DaQuell, the
the prevailing current of thought
Mainstream book covers:
Cool, colorful illustrations full of magic and hope!
known widely and usually unfavorably
After moving to his third city in three years, DaQuell "Scooter" Jackson must decide if he will pursue his dream of being in the NBA or join a
European plant often grown for its pungent, edible leaves
Sure, whatcha got?
Watercress sandwiches with endive and
a high standing achieved through success or influence
Prestige Gold Edition!
a word that modifies something other than a noun
I meant the word is "terribly..." It's an
adverb so it modifies the — verb.
add a qualifying word to a constituent
I meant the word is "terribly..." It's an adverb so it
modifies the — verb.
harming someone in retaliation for something they have done
engage for service under a term of contract
The biggest winner had to be Cindy Marcus, whose dad
chartered the space shuttle to ring in the new year in orbit.
a servile or fawning dependant
Meanwhile, Andy went to Hawaii with his trusty
a luxurious country residence with extensive grounds
Actually, we went to our
villa in Tuscany.
cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned
petrified of wrestling and hockey...and don't get me started on squash!
capable of being prolonged
...and by adding solar panels to all the trains...we can have a clean and
sustainable railway system.
a comedy characterized by broad satire
lacking self-confidence or assurance
Because most times those names come from
insecure people who want me to feel as bad about myself as they do about themselves.
the act of making a noisy disturbance
You left this in the cafeteria after all the
a verbal or written attack, especially of a belief or dogma
I see this book as a
polemic against everything this school stands for.
of an article stating opinions or giving perspectives
I don't see this as an attack at all. It's just a point of view. Like an
a person who takes the law into his own hands
And speaking of superheroes, don't forget my personal protector, Jordan Banks, defender of the universe! Mild-mannered cartoonist by day. Bloodthirsty
vigilante by night.
a figure of speech expressing a resemblance between things
Actually, Jordan, that's a