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Middle school gets off to a rocky start for Peppi Torres after an awkward encounter with Jaime Thompson — and things only get worse when Peppi's art club begins feuding with the science club. Can Peppi save the day?
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  1. cheeky
    offensively bold
    The science club's gotten cheeky lately!
  2. aerodynamics
    the branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of gases
    They're presenting a project on aerodynamics.
  3. remarkable
    worthy of notice
    You've shown remarkable improvement. I'd like to see you continue on your own.
  4. delinquent
    a young offender
    ...If the delinquents from the science club will have a table at the fair, then so should the art club!
  5. accomplishment
    the action of achieving something
    Science club...you've made us proud with your accomplishments, but...you've become disruptive.
  6. disruptive
    characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
    Science club...you've made us proud with your accomplishments, but...you've become disruptive.
  7. incident
    a public disturbance
    The incident at the science fair...I don't even know what to say.
  8. undertake
    enter upon an activity or enterprise
    In the next two months, undertake and complete projects that contribute to the school community.
  9. editorial
    relating to a person who determines the content of a text
    Peppi! We need to have an editorial meeting!
  10. tinker
    try to fix or mend in an unskilled manner
    In the meantime, why don't you show Penelope your dad's workshop and what you tinkerers have been building?
  11. desperate
    showing extreme urgency or intensity because of great need
    Desperate times call for desperate measures.
  12. bluff
    deceive someone about your strength or intentions
    Pfft. They're probably just bluffing.
  13. harass
    annoy continually or chronically
    Hey, if you're here to harass her, you can forget—
  14. vocal
    having or using the power to produce speech or sound
    I think everyone in space heard you. That was awesome vocal projection.
  15. projection
    the phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating quality
    I think everyone in space heard you. That was awesome vocal projection.
  16. rival
    be in competition with
    ...It's like we're part of two rival gangs or something, geez...
  17. complicated
    difficult to analyze or understand
    Why is this so complicated...?
  18. solar
    relating to the sun or utilizing the energies of the sun
    CONTEST!
    Name the school's first official model SOLAR PLANE!
  19. turnout
    attendance for a particular event or purpose
    Low turnout today?
  20. cliffhanger
    an episode or story that ends in suspense
    When are you guys doing more?! There were two cliffhangers!
  21. insufferable
    extremely unpleasant or annoying
    They'll be insufferable now...
  22. cease
    put an end to a state or an activity
    Mr. Lee, cease these groundless accusations and return to the classroom!
  23. groundless
    without a basis in reason or fact
    Mr. Lee, cease these groundless accusations and return to the classroom!
  24. accusation
    an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
    Mr. Lee, cease these groundless accusations and return to the classroom!
  25. custodian
    one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
    Perhaps the custodians placed it in the wrong classroom.
  26. sabotage
    destroy property or hinder normal operations
    Art club sabotaged the launch of the school solar plane. They're liars and cheats!!!
  27. conduct
    manner of acting or controlling yourself
    ...Due to the unsportsmanlike conduct displayed by both sides...neither of you will have a table at the club fair.
  28. disdain
    lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    ...You have shown disdain and even outright hatred toward each other.
  29. suspend
    bar temporarily
    While I consider how to solve this...I am suspending all your club activities until further notice.
  30. conceited
    having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
    You're conceited jerks!!
  31. architect
    someone who creates plans to be used in making something
    A Renaissance person is...someone who is accomplished in several different fields. Like a musician who is also an architect and a philosopher.
  32. philosopher
    a specialist in the investigation of existence and knowledge
    A Renaissance person is...someone who is accomplished in several different fields. Like a musician who is also an architect and a philosopher.
  33. engineer
    a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve problems
    His paintings are considered masterpieces and are exhibited in the world's best museums...but he was also a scientist, a mathematician, and an engineer.
  34. prototype
    a standard or typical example
    He built flying machine prototypes, studied human anatomy and plants...basically an all-around science geek.
  35. anatomy
    the study of the structure of animals
    He built flying machine prototypes, studied human anatomy and plants...basically an all-around science geek.
  36. ally
    an associate who provides cooperation or assistance
    Jaime would be the perfect ally for this.
  37. stubborn
    tenaciously unwilling to yield
    Argh. They're all so stubborn!
  38. planetarium
    a domed building in which celestial bodies are projected
    Wh-what do you guys think about...a D.I.Y. indoor planetarium?
  39. constellation
    a configuration of stars as seen from the earth
    ...The constellations are all listed, and there's a blank page in the back to make your own.
  40. atmosphere
    the mass of air surrounding the Earth
    I'm serious! It would break right through the atmosphere!
Created on May 3, 2019 (updated July 30, 2019)

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