I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted, Vocabulary List Chapters 4-6

I Love You, Michael Collins Vocabulary List

  1. appreciate | see definition»

    to be grateful for

    It's just that most of them don't seem to appreciate you very much.

  2. commute | see definition»

    to travel back and forth regularly

    He commutes to work.

  3. elegant | see definition»

    showing good taste : having or showing beauty and refinement

    We both think it's original and quite elegant.

  4. eventually | see definition»

    at some later time : in the end

    On a typical day, if we are patient enough, eventually Mrs. Whitaker will call, "What are you kids doing outside? It's too hot out there."

  5. fiercely | see definition»

    to a high degree : VERY

    I have learned that being "cooped up indoors" is something that adults are fiercely against kids doing.

  6. forte | see definition»

    something in which a person shows special ability

    As my mother has said, speed is not my forte.

  7. habit | see definition»

    a way of acting or doing that has become fixed by being repeated often

    Since he's my best friend, I know all his habits.

  8. impress | see definition»

    to give a clear idea of

    I have tried to impress upon him how reckless his behavior is.

  9. original | see definition»

    not copied from anything else : not translated : NEW

    We both think it's original and quite elegant.

  10. peer | see definition»

    to look curiously or carefully

    When we get upstairs, her back is to us and she is standing at the door, peering out into the yard with one hand over her eyes.

  11. privilege | see definition»

    a right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others

    I had to wait until I turned ten to gain this privilege, and I am very proud of it.

  12. reckless | see definition»

    showing lack of caution : engaging in wild careless behavior

    I have tried to impress upon him how reckless his behavior is.

  13. startle | see definition»

    to frighten suddenly but slightly

    We startle her and she turns.

  14. suspect | see definition»

    to suppose to be true or likely

    I suspect they play games like hide-and-seek.

  15. tacky | see definition»

    having a cheap and ugly appearance : not tasteful or stylish

    My mom says it is tacky.

  16. utility | see definition»

    the quality or state of being useful

    I think If Buster had to make a choice between being able to have his own utility belt with items like a bat-shaped grappling hook and a cable strong enough to help you climb the side of a skyscraper.

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