Friday, February 17, 2006

Reading Class: Esperanza Rising Vocabulary

Today we discovered that there are some challenging words in our literature circle book, Esperanza Rising along with some interesting characters -- imagine a grandmother who walks outdoors barefoot in a vineyard quoting poetry to birds!

Here you can post challenging, new, or unusual words you find in the text (along with page number and dictionary definition) to help us all understand the story better. Make sure you read what others have posted to avoid duplicate entries.

This discussion is part of your literature circle participation grade, so make sure you use proper grammar and spelling. My suggestion is to jot down your ideas before you go to the computer to avoid any careless mistakes.

Requirement: Post as directed by your assignment sheet from January 6 - January 26.

251 Comments:

At Thursday, December 01, 2005 7:52:00 PM, Blogger Mrs. Perry said...

Here is an example of how to post to this discussion using the words we found in the text today:

capricious (page 13) - impulsive and unpredictable

propriety (pg. 13) - correct or appropriate behavior

So, Esperanza really loves her grandmother for her impulsive and unpredictable ways!

 
At Friday, December 02, 2005 6:59:00 AM, Blogger Mrs. Perry said...

Example #2:

word: congregate

page: 9

sentence: Papa and the men who lived on the ranch would congregate below her window, their rich, sweet voices signing Las Mananitas, the birthday song.

dictionary definition: To bring or come together in a group, crowd, or assembly

 
At Friday, December 02, 2005 11:42:00 AM, Blogger Alex C said...

word:scythe
page 4

sentance : The short blade was curved like a scythe, its fat wodden handle fitting snugly in her palm.

a curved blade used for reaping, mowing, ect fixed on an angle on a long bent handle.

 
At Friday, December 02, 2005 12:43:00 PM, Blogger Zac said...

taunting pg.17

To tease or make fun of.
Before miguel left
he would give her a taunting smile.

 
At Saturday, December 03, 2005 12:16:00 PM, Blogger Chelsea said...

Propriety
page 13
Correctness of conduct or task.
Esperanza loved her more for her capricious ways than for her propriety.

 
At Monday, December 05, 2005 9:26:00 AM, Blogger Hannah 18 said...

word:mesquite

page#:9

sentence: And he always came home before sundown, dusty from the mesquite grasslands and stamping his feet on the patio to get rid of the crusty dirt on his boots.

definition:
a tree or shrub with thorns.




word:nagged

page#:9


sentence: Darkness would settle quickly and a feeling of uneasiness and worry nagged at her.


definition: to pester, bother, annoy, to find fault

 
At Monday, December 05, 2005 9:27:00 AM, Blogger Cecilie said...

Word:serenaded

Page#:9

To sing or play music.

Sentence:Tommorrow was her birthday and she knew that she would be Serenaded at sunrise.

Word:premonition

Page#:9

Definition:A forewarning.

Sentence:She quickly wrapped her handin the corner of her apron and dismissed the Promonition.


Word:Stubbornly

Page#:17

Sentence:Esperanza said stubbornly.

Definition:Dificult to control.

 
At Wednesday, December 07, 2005 9:28:00 AM, Blogger Leah said...

arbors(page 1)
a pleasant shady spot in the garden or wood,either natural or made by training foliage over a framework.



Leafy green vines draped the framework and the grapes were ready to drop.

 
At Wednesday, December 07, 2005 9:32:00 AM, Blogger Raquel said...

encroaching (pg.29) to enteror forceoneself gradully upon another`s property or rights. At first, they stayed only a few hours , but soon they became like la calabaza, the squash plant in Alfonso`s garden, whose giant leaves spread out, encroaching upon anything smaller.

 
At Wednesday, December 07, 2005 9:37:00 AM, Blogger Jordyn said...

papayas (pg38)

sentance: It held the papayas from Senor Rodrguez,the ones that papa had ordered,that should have been served on her birthday.

 
At Wednesday, December 07, 2005 1:48:00 PM, Blogger Chris said...

sympathetic (page 12)- kind,warm,compassionate,and tender Shawl (page15)- long peices of cloths put on shoulders ,and or head. Papa is sympathetic and has given landto many of his
workers.

Hortensia set the tray down and brought a shawl and wrapped it protectivly around mama's shoulders.

 
At Wednesday, December 07, 2005 2:04:00 PM, Blogger Eric said...

Elegant(page5):property of beauty or grace.

Esperanza's parents,Ramona and Sixto Ortega, stood nearby,Mama tall and elegant,her hair in the usual braided wreath that crowned her head,and Papa,barely taller than Mama,his graying mustache twisted up at the sides.

 
At Wednesday, December 07, 2005 2:10:00 PM, Blogger Audrey said...

premonition(page8-9)- A dream or image in which one sees what is to come.


She quickly wrapped her hand in the corner of her apron and dismissed the premonition.

 
At Thursday, December 08, 2005 9:29:00 AM, Blogger Rachel L. said...

reaping (page 6)-to cut grain or gather a crop by hand or machine.

The campesinos, the field-workers, spread out over the land and began the task of reaping the fields.


scythe (page 4)-a tool consistinng of a long curving blade fastened at an angle to a handle for cutting grass, grain/ ect...,by hand.

The short blade was curved like a scythe, its fat wooden handle fitting snugly in her palm.

 
At Thursday, December 08, 2005 5:29:00 PM, Blogger Drew said...

serendaded (page 9) - a piece of music performed at night

On Esperanza's birthday, she was going to be serenaded at sunrise.

 
At Thursday, December 08, 2005 10:23:00 PM, Blogger Samantha said...

word: unraveling

(pg.15)

definition: undo (twisted,knitted, or woven theads); unwind.2- become undone.3- investigate and solve (a mystery or puzzle).4- begin to fail or collapse.

setance: Abuelita smiled, reached over, and pulled the yarn unraveling all of Esperanza's rows.

interpretation: came undone

 
At Friday, December 09, 2005 12:03:00 PM, Blogger Celia said...

word:delibrate

Page:42

Sentence:The flames ran along the delibrate rows of the vines,like long curved fingers reaching for the horiszon,lighting the night sky.

dictionary definition:To strip off the bark or to peel

word:philosophical

Page:13

Sentence:Although some things were always the same with Abulita-a lace-edged handkerchief peeking out from beneath the sleeve of her dress-others were surprising:a flower in her hair,a beautiful stone in her pocket,or a philosophical saying salted into her conversation.

dictionary definition:1.Of relating to,or based on a system of philosophy.
2.Characteristic of a philosopher,as in equanimity,enlightement,and wisdom.

 
At Wednesday, December 14, 2005 9:50:00 AM, Blogger Audrey said...

Word:Forlorn

Page:16

Definition: Deserted; Abanded; Miserable.

Sentence:He had the same dark skin and small stature as Hortensia, and Esperanza thought his round eyes, long eyelids, and droopy mustache made him look like a forlorn puppy.

 
At Wednesday, December 14, 2005 11:23:00 AM, Blogger Celia said...

word:distinguished

Page:13

sentance:She looked very distinguished,wearing a respectable black dress,the same gold loops she wore in her ears everyday,and her white hair pulled back into a bun at the nape of her neck.

dictionary definition:1.Characterize by exellence or distinction,eminent
2.dignified in conduct or appearance


word:smothering

page:39

sentance:The bear squeezed harder until it was smothering Esperanza.

dictionary definition:1.to keep from getting air,suffocate
2.to cover over thickly
3.to stiffle

 
At Wednesday, December 14, 2005 11:35:00 AM, Blogger Rachel L. said...

delibrate(page 42)-carefully thought out.

carefully thought out

sentence:The flames ran along the carefully thought out rows of the vines, like long curved fingers reaching for the horizon, lighting the night sky.


salvage(page 43)-act of saving a ship or goods from a shipwreck.

sentence:Avoiding the smoldeing piles, she picked through the black wood, hoping to find somthing to rescue.

 
At Wednesday, December 14, 2005 11:39:00 AM, Blogger Raquel said...

Graying (pg.5)

Turning gray

Esperanza's parents, Ramona and Sixto Ortega, stood nearby, Mama, tall and elegant, her hair in the usual braided wreath that crowned her head, and Papa, barely taller than Mama, his graying mustache twisted up at the sides.

 
At Wednesday, December 14, 2005 2:29:00 PM, Blogger Jacob T. said...

camisoles(pg10)

a womens sleeveless undergarment

and mama would give her something she had made:linens,camisoles,andblouses.

 
At Wednesday, December 14, 2005 2:31:00 PM, Blogger Naomi said...

convent (pg.52) -a body of monks or nuns.

 
At Wednesday, December 14, 2005 2:32:00 PM, Blogger Alex C said...

devious

page:33

sentance:He's a dangerous man a devious

the regular strait ordirct 2 straying from proper way.

 
At Wednesday, December 14, 2005 2:36:00 PM, Blogger Rachel W. said...

Sprawled(page 11)

Dictionary Definition-Laid out across an object


sentence:Mama put her arms around Esperanza's waist and both sets of eyes swept over the corrals,stables, and servants' quarters that sprawled in the distance.

 
At Wednesday, December 14, 2005 4:57:00 PM, Blogger Chelsea said...

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At Wednesday, December 14, 2005 5:17:00 PM, Blogger Chelsea said...

philosophical Pg. 13
Meaning: serene; temperate; resigned (calmness)

A philosophical saying salted into her conversation.

 
At Wednesday, December 14, 2005 10:25:00 PM, Blogger Samantha said...

word: deliberate

pg.42

definition: do consciously and intentionally 2.careful and unhurried.

sentance:The flames ran along the deliberate rows of vines, like long curved fingers reaching for the horizon,lighting the night sky.

 
At Thursday, December 15, 2005 1:58:00 PM, Blogger Courtney said...

deliberate (page42)-to weigh well in one's mind.

sentence:The flames ran along the deliberate rows of the vines,like long curved fingers reeaching for the horizon,lighting the night sky.

 
At Friday, December 16, 2005 9:20:00 AM, Blogger Jordyn said...

word: smoldering(pg 43)
Sentance Avoiding the smoldering piles,she picked through the black wood, hoping to find somthing to salvage.

 
At Friday, December 16, 2005 9:34:00 AM, Blogger Leah said...

tendril (page 1)-a leafless organ in climbing plants in a thin coil.(like a spiral stem tring to find a place to grip on to).

He gently touched a wild leafless organ coil that reached into the row, as if it had been waiting to shake his hand.

 
At Friday, December 16, 2005 12:30:00 PM, Blogger Bethany said...

Ezperanza-Hope

 
At Friday, December 16, 2005 1:43:00 PM, Blogger Hanna 31 said...

poverty

The condition or state of being poor and needing money

 
At Friday, December 16, 2005 1:46:00 PM, Blogger Hanna 31 said...

convent

a religous church were nuns live

 
At Sunday, December 18, 2005 8:24:00 PM, Blogger Bethany said...

Departure- act of going away,withdrawal,death

 
At Monday, December 19, 2005 7:48:00 AM, Blogger Cecilie said...

Word: exotic

Page: #65

Defenition: Having the charm of the unfamiliar or unusual.

Sentence: Themangoes were peeled and carved to look like Exotic flowers.

 
At Monday, December 19, 2005 9:07:00 AM, Blogger Courtney said...

ambushed (page24)-ambuscade.

sentence:Papa and his vaqueros had been ambushed and killed while mending a fence on the farthest reaches of the ranch.

 
At Monday, December 19, 2005 9:10:00 AM, Blogger Rachel L. said...

monotonous (page 72)-dull because of being always the same.

The song of the locomotive was monotonous as they traveled north, and the hours seemed like Mama's never-ending ball of thread unwinding in front of them.

 
At Monday, December 19, 2005 4:04:00 PM, Blogger Brandon said...

word:hem

definition:a border of a cloth article doubled back and stitched down

sentence:We were in your bedroom and I was pinning the hem of your beautiful blue silk dress

 
At Monday, December 19, 2005 6:40:00 PM, Blogger Leah said...

Las Guayabas(page 58)-guavas a gritty pearlike fuit(guava jelly, or eaten fresh.)

 
At Monday, December 19, 2005 6:45:00 PM, Blogger Drew said...

exotic - (page 65) - 1. introduced from a foreign country. 2. strange or unusual

The mangoes were peeled and carved to look like exotic flowers.

The flowers had exotic colors and were from Mexico.

 
At Monday, December 19, 2005 6:46:00 PM, Blogger Zac said...

nauseous page 92

nauseous:disgust
Her skin perspired and she felt cold and nauseous.

 
At Monday, December 19, 2005 6:47:00 PM, Blogger Drew said...

correspondence - page 51 - 1. letters sent or received. 2. agreement or harmony.

sentence - The mail is unpredictable and I'm sure your uncles will be watching my correspondence.

Christmas cards are correspondence you receive this time of year.

 
At Monday, December 19, 2005 6:55:00 PM, Blogger Zac said...

guavas page 60

gauvas:small yellow fruit
They dumped crate after crate on the floor above them.

 
At Monday, December 19, 2005 7:22:00 PM, Blogger Eric said...

blotting(pg 76):to absorb a liquid with cloth or a sponge to remove it.


And after a few thoughtful moments,Mama was blotting away stray tears.

 
At Monday, December 19, 2005 8:13:00 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

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At Monday, December 19, 2005 8:16:00 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

renegades(pg.61)- An outlaw; a rebel.

They were renegades who thought they had permission to steal from the rich and give to the poor.

 
At Tuesday, December 20, 2005 7:38:00 AM, Blogger Celia said...

word:valises

page:72

sentance:When the car was less crowded,they put their valises under their heads and tried to sleep on the benches.

dictionary definition:a small piece of hand luggage.

 
At Tuesday, December 20, 2005 12:36:00 PM, Blogger Jacob T. said...

guaves(pg60)

A tropical tre bearing a large yellow fruit.

The guaves smelled fresh and sweet,like pears and oranges all in one.

 
At Tuesday, December 20, 2005 12:36:00 PM, Blogger Jacob T. said...

guaves(pg60)

A tropical tre bearing a large yellow fruit.

The guaves smelled fresh and sweet,like pears and oranges all in one.

 
At Tuesday, December 20, 2005 12:58:00 PM, Blogger Hanna 31 said...

panorama(pg46)


The land was dry and the panorama was barren except for date palms cactus and occasional squarl or road runner.

A complete view of all directions.

 
At Tuesday, December 20, 2005 4:58:00 PM, Blogger Jordyn said...

intimate pg77

definition:Characterized by close friendship or association.

Sentance: She amazed at how easily Carmen had plopped herself down and plunged into intimate conversation.

 
At Tuesday, December 20, 2005 5:13:00 PM, Blogger Jordyn said...

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At Tuesday, December 20, 2005 5:21:00 PM, Blogger Raquel said...

weary (pg.73)

1: worn out in strength, endurance, vigor, or freshness
2: expressing or characteristic of weariness 3: having one's patience, tolerance, or pleasure exhausted

She was tired of Hortensia's humming and weary of watching Mama crochet, as if nothing unual were happening to them.

 
At Tuesday, December 20, 2005 6:37:00 PM, Blogger Chelsea said...

Monotonous (page 72)
boring from being always the same

The song of the locomotive was monotonous as they traveled north.

 
At Tuesday, December 20, 2005 6:41:00 PM, Blogger Rachel W. said...

blustry pg.64

Loudly boastful or threatening speech

When the train arrived, porters had hurried to escort them, showing them the way to their car.

 
At Tuesday, December 20, 2005 6:56:00 PM, Blogger Miranda said...

word:nape

page:13


dictionary definition:back of your neck.

 
At Tuesday, December 20, 2005 7:55:00 PM, Blogger Drew said...

jalopy - page 88 - an old motor vehicle

The old jalopy rocked and swayed as it climbed out of the San Fernando Valley.

My great great grandma drives a blue jalopy that often breaks down.

 
At Tuesday, December 20, 2005 10:22:00 PM, Blogger Alex C said...

influence

page 75 sentence But papa's infulence was gone.
def The power of persons or things to produce effecs on others

 
At Wednesday, December 21, 2005 7:13:00 AM, Blogger Audrey said...

Monotonous(page72)

Definition: 1. Unvarying in pitch
2. Lacking in variety

Sentence: The song of the locomotive was monotonous as they traveled north, and the hours seemed like Mama's neverending ball of thread unwinding in front of them.

 
At Wednesday, December 21, 2005 9:07:00 AM, Blogger Chris said...

Correspondence(pg 51)-An exchange of letters.

 
At Wednesday, December 21, 2005 9:18:00 AM, Blogger Alex L. said...

valise-(pg.69)
sentance-esperanza opened her valise to check on the doll,lifting it out to straighten her clothes.

definition:A type of suitcase.

 
At Wednesday, December 21, 2005 9:49:00 AM, Blogger Tori said...

word:resounding pg.2 to echo or ring with a sound. a resounding thud thud thud agaist her body.

 
At Wednesday, December 21, 2005 8:03:00 PM, Blogger Alex L. said...

(pg.90)wove:past tense and a past
past tense and a past participle of wove.
sentance:They wove through the golden hill's,softle sculpted with rounded tops,until Joan finaly slowed the truck and turned down a side road.

 
At Friday, December 23, 2005 10:53:00 AM, Blogger Rachel W. said...

barren,pg.81

definition:producing no fruit or seed,unable to produce young, infertile,useless not productive.

sentence:The land was dry and the panorama was barren except for date palms, cactus, and occasional squirrrel or road runner.

 
At Tuesday, December 27, 2005 5:10:00 PM, Blogger Bethany said...

Correspondence-Be similar;be adapted;hold intercourse by letters.

(Page:51)


Sentence:The mail is unpredictable and I'm sure your uncles will be watching my correspondence.

 
At Tuesday, December 27, 2005 7:07:00 PM, Blogger Samantha said...

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At Tuesday, December 27, 2005 7:12:00 PM, Blogger Samantha said...

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At Tuesday, December 27, 2005 7:18:00 PM, Blogger Samantha said...

Word:Disembarked

Page:81

Disembarked means land

Sentence:Finally, the train stopped moving and everyone disembarked.

 
At Tuesday, December 27, 2005 7:28:00 PM, Blogger Bethany said...

Word-immigration

immigration means to move into another country.

Page 81

The conductors herded everyone into a building where they stood in long lines waiting to pass through immigration.

 
At Tuesday, December 27, 2005 8:30:00 PM, Blogger Rachel L. said...

panorama (page 81)-a veiw or picture of everything that can be seen over a wide area.

sentence:The land was dry and the panorama was barren except for date palms, cactus, and an occasional squirrel or road runner

 
At Thursday, December 29, 2005 11:52:00 AM, Blogger Brandon said...

word:staccato(pg 93)

definition:cut short or apart in performing.

sentence:Without asking any questions,he took her hand and stayed with her,the quiet interrupted only by her occasional staccato breaths

 
At Thursday, December 29, 2005 2:42:00 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

demeanor (pg. 82) - The way in which a person behaves.

Mama's demeanor changed.

 
At Friday, December 30, 2005 11:11:00 AM, Blogger Alex C said...

arroyo

a silver stream of water from an unknown river.

Below, canyons plunged to an arroyo, a silver stream of water from an unknown river.

 
At Saturday, December 31, 2005 1:41:00 PM, Blogger Leah said...

careening(pg.92)-leaning sideways,head over heal.

She felt as if she were falling, sideways through the hot air.

 
At Saturday, December 31, 2005 11:16:00 PM, Blogger Celia said...

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At Monday, January 02, 2006 12:32:00 PM, Blogger Jordyn said...

Word: Stagnant
Pg.81
Defintion:to be or become stagnate,motionless,to become impure or foul.
sentance:Inside, the air was stagnant and thick with the smell of body oder.

 
At Monday, January 02, 2006 12:35:00 PM, Blogger Jordyn said...

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At Monday, January 02, 2006 12:35:00 PM, Blogger Jordyn said...

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At Monday, January 02, 2006 12:42:00 PM, Blogger Jacob T. said...

jalopy(88):and old kind of car.

the old jalopy rocked back and forth.

 
At Monday, January 02, 2006 12:54:00 PM, Blogger Chelsea said...

spacious:(pg.94)larger than average,in size or compacity. Flat and spacious,it spred out like a blancket of patchwork feilds.

 
At Monday, January 02, 2006 7:18:00 PM, Blogger Tori said...

pg.88 cherub means: a young child.
sentince:Lupe and Pepe,a girl and boy,where dark eyed cherubs.

 
At Monday, January 02, 2006 8:29:00 PM, Blogger Cecilie said...

page 92

perspired- To sweat

Her skin perspired and felt cold and nauseous.

 
At Monday, January 02, 2006 9:20:00 PM, Blogger Celia said...

word:disembarked

page:81


Sentance:Finally the train stopped and everyone disembarked.

Dictionary definition:1.To go ashore from ship.2.To leave a vehicle or aircraft.

 
At Tuesday, January 03, 2006 12:36:00 PM, Blogger Eric said...

disembarked(pg81)to unboard an airplane,boat,or a train


The train stopped and everyone dismbarked.

 
At Tuesday, January 03, 2006 1:57:00 PM, Blogger Miranda said...

word:disembark
pg.81


dictionary definition:to remove from a vesel to the land or to go ashore.

sentence:Finally,the train stoped moving and every one disembarked.

 
At Tuesday, January 03, 2006 5:59:00 PM, Blogger Raquel said...

disembarked (pg.81)

definition:verb to go or put ashore from a ship

Finally,the train stopped moving and everyone disembarked.

So, every one got off the train.

 
At Tuesday, January 03, 2006 8:22:00 PM, Blogger Mark said...

P. Yes I think Marta and Miguel will become good friends because they have already started talking and getting along well.

 
At Wednesday, January 04, 2006 7:42:00 AM, Blogger Audrey said...

word:demeanor

page:82

definition:A person's general behavior.

sentence:Mama's demeanor changed.

 
At Wednesday, January 04, 2006 3:20:00 PM, Blogger Chris said...

sparse(pg.92)-Thinly scattered

The truck rattled up a steep grade past sparce,dry canyons and Esperanza's ears began to feel full and tight.

 
At Wednesday, January 04, 2006 7:45:00 PM, Blogger Courtney said...

careening(page92)sway,lean;career,speed
sentence:She felt as if she was falling,CAREENING through the hot air.

 
At Thursday, January 05, 2006 2:39:00 PM, Blogger Naomi said...

mija (page 59) -my daughter

 
At Thursday, January 05, 2006 8:23:00 PM, Blogger Naomi said...

demeanor (pg. 82)- conduct, bearing


Mama's demeanor changed.

 
At Sunday, January 08, 2006 4:48:00 PM, Blogger Jordyn said...

word:grotto(pg123)
Definition:A cave or cave-like struture,a natrual place of meditation or prayer.

 
At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 5:54:00 PM, Blogger Jordyn said...

Word:Deduct
Definition:To subtract or take away from.
Sentance:You will have a camp job,too, sweeping the wooden platform every afternoon, for that will deduct a little from our rent each month.

 
At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 6:16:00 PM, Blogger Jordyn said...

Word:candelabras
Definition:A decoritive candlestick with several branching arms for candles.
Sentance:The table was set with lace tablecloths, crystal and china, and silver candelabras

 
At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 6:28:00 PM, Blogger Raquel said...

accustomed (pg.126)

usual; customary

Hortensia came over, put her arm around Eseranza and said, "We are accustomed to doing things a certain way, aren't we, Esperanza?

So, Esperanza is used to Hortensia giving her her bath.

 
At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 6:44:00 PM, Blogger Drew said...

lush (page 110) - big in growth, juicy
The grape fields were still lush and ready to be picked.

hull (page 128) - the outer covering of a fruit, vegetable, or nut
The squirrel opened the hull of the nut and ate it.

 
At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 6:53:00 PM, Blogger Mark said...

stubby (page 124)-short and thick.

weariness (page 104)-to make or become weary.

 
At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 6:57:00 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

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At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 7:05:00 PM, Blogger Celia said...

word:ridicule

page:117

Sentance:Her face flushed as she thought of the ridicule.

dictionary definition:words or actions intended to evoke contempuous laughter at at or feelings toward a person or thing.

 
At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 7:06:00 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

cot:A narrow bed, especially one made of canvas on a collapsible frame. pg 102

The back room had another mattress big enough for two people and a tiny cot.

flan:A tart with a filling of custard, fruit, or cheese. pg 129

Almond flan was one of her favorite sweets.

 
At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 7:14:00 PM, Blogger Rachel W. said...

cringed, page 101

Definition:To shrink back in fear, to behave too humbly toward.

Sentence:Esperanza cringed as she tried to imagine having no privacy.

 
At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 7:20:00 PM, Blogger Celia said...

word:burlap

page:127

sentance: Josefina had given them a burlap bag of almonds that she wanted shelled.

dictionary definition:A strong,coarsley woven cloth made of fibers of jute,flax,or hemp and used to make bags,to reinforce linoleum,and in intererior decoration.

 
At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 7:22:00 PM, Blogger Jacob T. said...

Loomed-too come into view by a massive image.



Sentence-Abig mountian loomed in the east.

 
At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 7:24:00 PM, Blogger Jacob T. said...

Accustomed-in the habit of.


Sentence-We are accustomed to doing things a certian way

 
At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 7:39:00 PM, Blogger Rachel W. said...

accustomed page 134

Definition:adapted to existing conditions, often used or practiced.

Sentence:There are many of us who don't want to get involved in the strike because we can't afford to lose our jobs, and we are accustomed to how things are in our little community.

 
At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 7:40:00 PM, Blogger Raquel said...

accosting (pg.114)

to approach and speak to espesially aggrressively

Several more onion trucks passed by, their smell accosting her eyes and nose as much as the diapers.

 
At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 8:12:00 PM, Blogger Alex C said...

starched 129-130

to make linen stiff

Men from the camp came in starched and pressed shirts

 
At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 8:20:00 PM, Blogger Alex C said...

solemnly

in a sad or depresed tone

"Were lucky" said Isabel solemnly

 
At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 8:36:00 PM, Blogger Zac said...

Somberly:serious
pg.119
Somberly she "Thanks Miguel"

 
At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 8:39:00 PM, Blogger Brandon said...

word:foreman(pg.101)

definition:a member of a jury who acts as chairman and spokesman

sentence:A foreman came over and shook hands with Juan and Alfonso and pointed to the cabin in front of the truck.

word:hibiscus(pg.130)

definition:any of a large genus of herbs,shubs,or small trees of the mallow family with large showy flowers and usualy dentate leaves.

sentence:Long rows of tables were covered in bright tablecloths where women sold tamales, desserts,and the specialty Agua de Jamaica,Hibiscus Flower Water punch made with the red Mexican Jamaica bloom.

 
At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 8:42:00 PM, Blogger Zac said...

swaddled:To restrict
pg.131
Women swaddled their infants.

 
At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 8:47:00 PM, Blogger Zac said...

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At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 9:03:00 PM, Blogger Leah said...

burlap(pg.127)a course fabric of hemp,jute,or flax

extravagant(pg.137)using to much of anything beyond what is reasonable

 
At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 6:33:00 AM, Blogger Courtney said...

shrine(page123)-something that you create to worship.
sentence-It had been set on its side,forming a little shrine around a plastic statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

grotto(page123)something that a person dies they go into it to be put to sleep.
sentence-Someone had built a grotto of rocks around the base of the tub.

 
At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 8:27:00 AM, Blogger Tori said...

Josifeina had given them a bulap bag.
burlap pg.127
A plain wolven cource fabric of jute.

 
At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 8:29:00 AM, Blogger Miranda said...

Chapter:Las Cebollas

word:loomed

pg.100


sentence:A big mountain in the east, framing one side of the valley.


diction definition:to appear in suddenly or frightening way

 
At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 8:40:00 AM, Blogger Miranda said...

Chapter:Las Almendras

word:massage

pg.121


sentence:"Ay my neck hurts," said Mama as she massaged the of her head with her hand.

dictionary definition:to rub someone's body with the fingers and hands to loosen the muscles or to help the person to relax

 
At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 9:00:00 AM, Blogger Rachel L. said...

simmering(page 111)-cooking just at or below the boiling point.

As they entered the door, Esperanza could alraedy smell the beans and onions that someone had alraedy started to simmer for dinner.

 
At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 9:05:00 AM, Blogger Rachel L. said...

accosting(114)-comforting boldly

Several more onion trucks passed by, their smell accosting her eyes and nose as much as the diapers.

 
At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 9:29:00 AM, Blogger Hannah 18 said...

revolution-
cycle of time; rotation


hazy- thick, wet

 
At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 5:29:00 PM, Blogger Audrey said...

brittle(page116)-hard but easily broken or snapped.

Dried and brittle onion skins were everywhere.


arroz(page121)-rice.

Mama cooked arroz, and Esperanza was surprised that Mama knew just how to brown it first in oil with onions and peppers.

 
At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 6:44:00 PM, Blogger Chelsea said...

preoccupied:(pg145) lost in thought
Esperanza remebering Abulita`s zig-zag rows that she had been to preoccupied to unpack.


massaged:(pg121)to give massage to
Mama as she massaged the back of her neck with her hand.

 
At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 9:14:00 PM, Blogger Tori said...

pg.123 blackened

Esperanza remberd the blanckened graveyard with roses.

blackened:to mack black

 
At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 9:15:00 PM, Blogger Tori said...

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At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 10:37:00 PM, Blogger Samantha said...

Las Celollas

word: perspiration

page: 117

sentance: She felt streams of perspiration sliding down her neck

perspiration means sweat

 
At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 10:57:00 PM, Blogger Samantha said...

Las Almendras

word: cooing

sentence: A group of girls were crowded next to the cardboard box, cooing and cradling them.

definition: to speak in a gentle voice

pg: 131

 
At Thursday, January 12, 2006 9:13:00 AM, Blogger Eric said...

vigorously(pg114)strong,lusty,powerful,energetic.

She rubbed the diapers with soap,vigorously scrubbed them back and forth,and wrung them out.

 
At Thursday, January 12, 2006 9:18:00 AM, Blogger Eric said...

decent(pg132)becoming,seemly,respectable,modest,moderate.


with no decent home and at the mercy of those bigger than us,richer than us?

 
At Thursday, January 12, 2006 9:35:00 AM, Blogger Chris said...

Chapter 6

Loomed (pg.100)-to hover over

A big mountain loomed in the east,framing pne side of the valley.

 
At Thursday, January 12, 2006 2:53:00 PM, Blogger Chris said...

chapter7


Mentioned-to refer to

 
At Monday, January 16, 2006 2:45:00 PM, Blogger Miranda said...

Chapter: Las Ciruelas

pg.146

word: sympathetic

sentence: I am sympathetic to those who are striking, and I am sympathetic to those of us who want to keep working.

Dictionary Definition: Kind, warm, compassionate and tender.

 
At Monday, January 16, 2006 2:48:00 PM, Blogger Miranda said...

Chapter: Las Papas

pg. 159

word: valise

sentence: Esperanza pulled her valise from under the bed.

definition: small suitcase or travelling bag.

 
At Monday, January 16, 2006 2:57:00 PM, Blogger Rachel W. said...

Chapter:Las Ciruelas
pg.145, Word:preoccupied

Sentence:"I know a little, but only a few stitches," said Esperanza, remembering Abuelita's blanket of zig-zag rows that she had been too preoccupied to unpack.

Definition:Otherwise engrossed, mentally distracted.

 
At Monday, January 16, 2006 3:02:00 PM, Blogger Rachel W. said...

Chapter:Las Papas
pg. 168, Word:cavernous



sentence: Only twenty or so women gathered in the cavernous shed, sitting in a circle on upturned crates, protected from the wind by only a few stacks of empty boxes.

definition: a dark, cavelike place

 
At Monday, January 16, 2006 9:23:00 PM, Blogger Mark said...

occasionally(page 140)-happening or met with now or then.

fitful(page 158)-irregular.

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 4:32:00 PM, Blogger Jacob T. said...

Faintist:not clear our strong


SENTENCE:And the faintist smell of peppermint.

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 4:36:00 PM, Blogger Jacob T. said...

Wadded:to press our roll something into.

pg.141


SENTENCE:the wadded pile by the door grew.

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 5:46:00 PM, Blogger Raquel said...

preoccupied (pg.145)

Definition 1:lost in thought:engrossed 2:already occupied

Sentence: "I know a little, but only a few stitches," said Esperanza, remembering Abelita's blanket of zigzag rows that she had been too preoccupied to unpack.


trance (pg.162-163)

Definition 1:daze, stupor 2:a prolonged and profound sleeplike condition (as deep of hypnosis) 3:a state of mystical absorbtion

Sentence: Riding home that evening, Esperanza stared strait into the alley of light madefrom the truck's healasmps, feeling as if she were in a trance.

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 5:56:00 PM, Blogger Bethany said...

Convent- A community of nuns. The building or buildings occcupied by nuns. A nunnary
Page 163

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 6:06:00 PM, Blogger Bethany said...

Preoccupied-Absorbed in thought ; engrossed. Concerned with something.

Page 145

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 6:07:00 PM, Blogger Courtney said...

limp(page160)-soft.
sentence-She picked up Mama's limp hand and kissed it.

immunized(page156)-privilage.
sentence-For those who live here most of their lives,they are naturally immunized.

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 6:30:00 PM, Blogger Chelsea said...

cloves:pg.140,one of the small bulbs that grows on the base of a large bulb

with a big onion and a few cloves of garlic.





sponged:158 to clean or wipe with a sponge

She sponged her with cool water.

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 6:39:00 PM, Blogger Drew said...

atrocious - pg141 - very bad or unpleasant.
There was an atrocious smell in Pepe's diaper after eating the plums.

listless - page 161 - lacking energy.
Mama was listless when she had Valley Fever, and she just rested in bed.

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 7:08:00 PM, Blogger Rachel L. said...

suede(page 152)-leather that is rubbed together to give it a soft, velvety surface.

sentence: It had settled on the world, covering everything like a suede blanket.

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 7:13:00 PM, Blogger Rachel L. said...

regimented(page 153)-managed or treated in a rigid or uniform manner; subjected to strict discipline.

sentence:The camp routine repeated itself like the regimented rows in the fields.

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 7:16:00 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

Las Circuelas: atrocious-Exceptionally bad; abominable.
pg. 141 She woke up to Lupe's whimpering and an atrocious smell.

Las Papas: bereft-Deprived of something.
pg. 168 They passed miles of naked grapevines, stripped of their harvest and bereft of their leaves.

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 7:52:00 PM, Blogger Celia said...

word:preoccupied

page:145

sentance:"I know a little, but only a few stitches," said Esperanza, remembering Abulita's blanket of zigzag rows that she had been too preoccupied to unpack.

dictionary definition:1.a.Absorbed in thought;engrossed.
b.Excessivly concerned with something;distracted.2.formerly or already occupied.3.Already used and therefore univalible for further use.Used to taxonomic names.

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 8:21:00 PM, Blogger Jordyn said...

Word:tinged (pg146)
Defenition:
#1:To apply a trace of color to;tint
#2: To affect slightly,as with a contrasting quality
#3 A small amount of a color incorperated or added.
Sentanced:The afternoon sky looked peculiar, tinged with yellow, and there was so much static in the air that the babies soft hair stuck out.

Word:nimble(pg160)
Definition: Marked by a quick, light movement;quick-witted

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 8:22:00 PM, Blogger Celia said...

word:repatriation

page:170

sentance:"How can they send all of them back?"asked Hortensia."Reparitation",said marta's aunt.

dictionary definition:To restore or return to the country of birth,citizenship, or origin.

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 8:50:00 PM, Blogger Brandon said...

word:atrocious

definition:extremely wicked, brutal,or cruel.

sentance:She woke to lupe's whimpering and atrocious smell.

word:skeins

definition:a loosely coiled length of yarn or thread wound on a reel.

sentance:Women in the camp brought her extra skeins of yarn and Esperanza didn't care that they didn't match.

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 10:06:00 PM, Blogger Zac said...

charity:help
pg.165
We can't accept their charity forever.

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 10:08:00 PM, Blogger Zac said...

sympathetic: feeling peoples pain
pg. 146
I am sympathetic to those who are striking.

 
At Wednesday, January 18, 2006 9:03:00 AM, Blogger Leah said...

medicine(page 158)any pereparation or substance used in the treatment of disease.

dimples(page 169)a small hollow esp. in the cheek or chin.(in the story it is a dimple on a potato)

 
At Wednesday, January 18, 2006 9:11:00 AM, Blogger Eric said...

amber(pg 147)the fossilized sap from a pine tree or the color of the sap.


The sky was darkening with amber clouds and several brown tumbleweeds bounced toward them.

 
At Wednesday, January 18, 2006 9:14:00 AM, Blogger Eric said...

penetrating(pg 167)to enter into;to affect deeply.


there was no wind,only silence and penetrating cold.

 
At Wednesday, January 18, 2006 9:02:00 PM, Blogger Alex C said...

Sympathy
p172
the capacity to share another's fellings a felling of sarrow for another's loss.

Heads nodded in sympathy and the circle was silent except the sounds of knives cuting crisp potatos.


previous

exting or acorring earlier.

Isabel never tired of hearing stories about Espranzas previous life.

 
At Thursday, January 19, 2006 7:42:00 AM, Blogger Audrey said...

Atrocious(page 141)- Very bad, outrageously cruel.

She woke up to Lupe's whimpering and an atrocious smell.

Fitful(page 158)- Irregular, intermitente.

Mama drifted in and out of fitful sleep and sometimes she called out for Abuelita.

 
At Thursday, January 19, 2006 5:57:00 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

susceptible - Pg. 183 - Likely to be affected.

This disease, Valley Fever, makes the body tired and susceptible to other infections.

deportation - Pg. 207 - Expulsion of an undesirable alien from a country.

They call it a voluntary deportation.

 
At Friday, January 20, 2006 8:03:00 AM, Blogger Alex C said...

citrus

Citrus groves displayed their leftover fruit like decorations on Chistmas trees.

p-186

pertaining to trees bearing orange, lemons, ect.

vacant

p-195

Esperanza looked at the 2 older children their looked watery and vacant.

empty containing or holding nothing.

 
At Friday, January 20, 2006 3:44:00 PM, Blogger Alex L. said...

valise(pg.179)a suit case.
slogan(pg.199)

 
At Friday, January 20, 2006 4:16:00 PM, Blogger Alex L. said...

continued:A word or phrase used by a political party,buisness,ect.to get attention or to advertise a product.

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 11:40:00 AM, Blogger Miranda said...

Chapter: Las Esparragos

Pg.203

Word: cringed

Sentence: Isabel cringed.

Definition: to shrink back in fear, to cower in fear.

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 11:45:00 AM, Blogger Miranda said...

Chapter: Las Aguacates

Pg.180

Word: canes

Sentence: The men went the rows first, pruning the thick grapevines and leaving a few long branches or “canes.”

Definition: a hollow stick made from some plant.

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 12:51:00 PM, Blogger Rachel W. said...

Chapter:Los Aguacates
pg.180
Word:pruning

Sentence:The men went down the rows first, pruning the thick grapevines and leaving a few long branches or "canes" on each trunk.

Definition:To cut off or cut back parts of for better shape or more fruitful growth.

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 1:07:00 PM, Blogger Rachel W. said...

Chapter:Los Esparragos
pg.207
Word:despondent

Sentence:Esperanza and the other women watched the despondent faces in the windows disappear.

Definition:Feeling or showing extreme discouragement, dejection, or depression.

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 2:02:00 PM, Blogger Jacob T. said...

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At Sunday, January 22, 2006 2:02:00 PM, Blogger Jacob T. said...

vapors:fine particles of mist or smoke hanging in the air. pg.179


SENTENTENCE:Esperanzas breath made smoky vapors in front of her face.

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 2:11:00 PM, Blogger Jacob T. said...

Slogan:A phrase or motto to express a goal or benefit. pg.199


SENTENCE:They painted their slogans on the old barns.

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 2:20:00 PM, Blogger Leah said...

aggressive(page 203)-ready or likely to attack or confront

caravan(page 205)-a vehical equipped for living in,typically towed by a car and used for vacations.

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 4:08:00 PM, Blogger Rachel L. said...

reluctantly(page 191)-not willingly


sentence:Esperanza reluctantly nodded, remembering the last time thy'd given hwe a lift, but she opened the door.

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 4:19:00 PM, Blogger Rachel L. said...

efficient(page 202)-bringing about a desired result without waste of time.

sentence:They found razor blades and shards of glass in the field bins and the women, usually efficient and quick to unpack the asparagus, slowed down and were hesitent to grab the vegetables from their boxes.

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 5:29:00 PM, Blogger Jordyn said...

word:twinge (pg192)ch:avecodos
Definition:A sudden,sharp pain; a breif emotional or mental pang.
Sentance:Esperanza felt a twinge of envy when she noticed that Marta never let go of her mother's hand.

word:desolate (pg212)ch: asperagus
definition:Made unfit for habitation;useless;foelorn;
forsaken.
Sentance:It was quiet and desolated,except for the goat still tied to a tree ,bleating for freedom.

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 5:51:00 PM, Blogger Raquel said...

suseptible (pg.182-183)

Definition 1:of such a nature to permit 2:having little resistant to a stimilas or agency 3:easily affected or emotionlly moved

Sentence: "This disease Valley Fever, makes the body tired and suseptible to other infections....

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 6:01:00 PM, Blogger Raquel said...

menacing (pg.200)

Definition 1:threat 2:danger and nuisance

Sentence: When Esperanza saw their menaceing faces, she wanted to run back to the safety of the camp, do laundry, clean diapers, anything but this.

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 6:21:00 PM, Blogger Mark said...

smudge(page 179)-to soil or blur by rubbing or smearing.

slogan (page 199)-a word or phrase used by a party,a group,or a business to attract attention.

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 6:31:00 PM, Blogger Brandon said...

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At Sunday, January 22, 2006 6:33:00 PM, Blogger Brandon said...

word:indignation(pg.188)

definition:anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean.

sentance:Sometimes she felt as if she lived in a cocoon, protected from much of the indignation.

word:desolate(pg.212)

definition:devoid of inhabitants and visitors.

sentance:It was quiet and desolate, except for the goat still tied to the tree, bleating for freedom.

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 7:21:00 PM, Blogger Hanna 31 said...

Los Esparragos pg199

Esparagus

Los Duraznos pg214

peaches

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 7:58:00 PM, Blogger Zac said...

Immigration pg. 206
Moving to a new place

Several immigration officals accompanied by police began searching the platform,

Vacant pg.195
empty

Esperanza looked at the two older children, their eyes watery and vacant.

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 9:17:00 PM, Blogger Drew said...

squalor - page 194 - the state of being filthy or dirty

Marta and her mom lived in squalor with many other Mexican strikers.

shards - page 202 - a broken piece of pottery, glass, etc.

Under the asparagus people put shards of glass to stop the workers.

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 9:19:00 PM, Blogger Audrey said...

Spigot(page 193): A faucet for controling the flow of water from a pipe.

Near each spigot were pots and pans and campfire rings, the makings of outdoor kitchens.

Desolate(page 212):Deserted,forsaken,comfortless,destitute,dismal,abanded.

It was quiet and desolate, except for the goat tied to the tree, bleating for freedom.

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 9:21:00 PM, Blogger Audrey said...

The last word in the definition for desolate was abanded.

 
At Monday, January 23, 2006 9:24:00 AM, Blogger Naomi said...

glycerine ( pg.180)- glycerol - a sweet surupy alcohol.

She scooped out the pulp, mashed it on a plate, and added some glycerine.

lugs (pg.201) - a projecting peice. "But the lugs of asparagus that were sent back to the sheds had to be taken across the picket lines and the strikers often slipped surprises beneath the harvest.

 
At Monday, January 23, 2006 12:11:00 PM, Blogger Celia said...

word:glycerine

page:180

sentance:She scooped out the pulp, mashed it on a plate, and added some glycerine.

dictionary definition:A transparent, colorless, sweet liquid obtained from fats.

word:immigration

page:208

sentance:Some of the boxes had been tossed over by immigration officials and as she bent down to set one strait , she sucked in her breath, startled by what was in front of her.

dictionary definition:To enter and settle in a country or region to which one is not native.

 
At Monday, January 23, 2006 5:06:00 PM, Blogger Chelsea said...

regal: pg.181 of remarkable magnificance
She missed her way of walking into a room, graceful and regal.





cringed:to shrink
in fear of distaste

Isabel cringed.

 
At Monday, January 23, 2006 8:31:00 PM, Blogger Eric said...

susceptible(pg 183):readily,affected,vulnerable;
capable of being influenced.


This disease "Valley Fever" makes the body tired and susceptible to other infections.

 
At Monday, January 23, 2006 8:39:00 PM, Blogger Eric said...

writhing(pg 202):to twist or distort the body.


A few days later,Esperanza heard a terrible scream from one of the women and several writhing gopher snakes slithered out of the crate.

 
At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 2:52:00 PM, Blogger Alex L. said...

Graciously pg.234:with kind condesesion.

Tempt pg.234:Atractive

 
At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 6:16:00 PM, Blogger Rachel W. said...

Chapter:Los Duraznos
Pg.216 Word:unrelenting

sentence:The tall and feathery asparagus plants seemed to be as unrelenting as Isabel's desire to be queen.

definition:Not softening or yielding in determination,
not letting up or weakening in vigor or pace.

 
At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 6:26:00 PM, Blogger Rachel W. said...

Chapter:Las Uvas
Pg.250 Word:torrent

sentence:Then she flew over a river, a thrusting torrent that cut through the mountains.

definition:A tumultuous outpouring, a violent stream of a liquid (as water or lava),a channel of a mountain stream.

 
At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 6:34:00 PM, Blogger Bethany said...

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At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 6:53:00 PM, Blogger Bethany said...

Graciously-with kind condesesion
Page-234

Page-216
Unrelenting-Not yielding

 
At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 7:05:00 PM, Blogger Alex L. said...

Sob pg.223:To cry or weep with a break in the voice and short gasps.

Horizon pg 222:The line were the sky seems to meet the earth.

 
At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 7:07:00 PM, Blogger Raquel said...

primly (pg.226)

Definition:stiffly formaly and precisely




Isabel sat up straight, primly, with her small hands folded in heer lap, her eyes searching the rows.

 
At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 7:12:00 PM, Blogger Alex L. said...

Horizon pg 222:The line were the sky seems to meet the earth.

Sob pg 223: To cry or weep with a break in the voice and short gasps.

 
At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 7:14:00 PM, Blogger Jordyn said...

Word:Novena(pg214)
Definiton: A Roman catholic devotion consisting of prayers on nine consecutive days.


Word:rumpled(pg238)
Definition:To make a heavy, continoussond.A long deep rolling sound.
Sentance: He looked tired and and rumbled but when he saw his parent's,he junped from the steps , grabbing his mother and hugging her, then is father clapped him on is back.

 
At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 7:18:00 PM, Blogger Raquel said...

reclining (pg.241)

Definition 1:to len or incline backward 2:to lie down or rest

Sentence: She could see Mama reclining in the shade near the wooden table

 
At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 7:26:00 PM, Blogger Mark said...

tinge (page 2493)- To apply a
trace of color or tint.

grotto (page 214)-A small cave or cavern.

 

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