ReaL Book, Stage C: Workshop 2, Part 1

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  1. fictionalize
    convert into an imaginative form
  2. isolation
    a state of separation between persons or groups
  3. outsider
    someone who is excluded from or is not a member of a group
  4. reservation
    a district that is set aside for a particular purpose
  5. tribe
    a federation (as of American Indians)
  6. community
    a group of people living in a particular local area
  7. obstacle
    something that stands in the way and must be surmounted
    Andazola Marquez faced many obstacles. One of them was her family’s frequent homelessness
  8. existence
    the state or fact of being
    My whole existence is devoted to maximizing my potential.
  9. maximize
    make the most of
    My whole existence is devoted to maximizing my potential.
  10. potential
    the inherent capacity for coming into being
    My whole existence is devoted to maximizing my potential.
  11. circumstance
    the set of facts that surround a situation or event
    I won't let these circumstances victimize me.
  12. excel
    distinguish oneself
    For high school, Alexie decided to leave the reservation and went to school in Reardan, Washington. There, he excelled in his studies and basketball.
  13. culture
    the attitudes characteristic of a particular social group
    They discussed what it is like to live between two cultures.
  14. realize
    perceive mentally
    I was taught by my elders, my parents, that it was a bad, dangerous place to be. But I’ve come to realize it’s actually, it’s pretty magical.
  15. ethnicity
    an affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties
    So, I end up feeling like a spy in the house of ethnicity, you know?
  16. immigrant
    a person who comes to a country in order to settle there
    So, I realized later on that when I left the rez to go to the white high school on the border of the rez, I was a first-generation immigrant, you know? I’m an indigenous immigrant.
  17. transfer
    move somebody to a different position or location of work
    He recently transferred from the high school on the “rez” to Reardan, the all-white school in the neighboring town.
  18. constant
    uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
    They were constantly scraping together enough money to pay for gas, to get me lunch money, to buy me a new pair of jeans and a few new shirts.
  19. assume
    take to be the case or to be true
    Everybody in Reardan assumed we Spokanes made lots of money because we had a casino.
  20. major
    of greater importance or stature or rank
    But that casino, mismanaged and too far away from major highways, was a money-losing business.
  21. reveal
    make known to the public information previously kept secret
    I’d made it through the evening without revealing my poverty.
  22. association
    a relation resulting from interaction or dependence
    But Penelope was so popular, especially for a freshman, and I was popular by association, even as a freshman, too, that Roger invited us to come along.
  23. count
    have faith or confidence in
    I was counting on Earl! That’s how bad my life was at that particular moment!
  24. particular
    unique or specific to a person or thing or category
    I was counting on Earl! That’s how bad my life was at that particular moment!
  25. generous
    willing to give and share unstintingly
    He was, well, he was POLITE! How many great football players are polite? And kind? And generous like that?
  26. private
    confined to particular persons or groups
    So Penelope and I got out of the car so we could have a private good-bye.
  27. shallow
    lacking depth of intellect or knowledge
    I was going to yell at her for being shallow.
  28. concerned
    feeling or showing worry about something
    She was concerned about me.
Created on March 31, 2021 (updated April 1, 2021)

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