Summer Ball by Mike Lupica, Vocabulary List Chapters 13-15

Summer Ball Vocabulary List

  1. admire | see definition»

    to think very highly of

    His mom, the English teacher, always said the more books you read, the more you admired a good ending.

  2. conscience | see definition»

    a sense of right and wrong and a feeling that what is right should be done

    "How'd it go with you and your conscience?"

  3. crude | see definition»

    planned or done in a rough or unskilled way

    He called Tess then, got the exact directions, even drew himself a crude map from what she was telling him about her part of Coffee Lake.

  4. hijack | see definition»

    to stop and steal (a moving vehicle)

    "It's why we hijacked that dopey boat," Danny said.

  5. honorary | see definition»

    regarded as one of a group although not officially elected or included

    She was wearing the gray Warriors sweatshirt they'd given her as an honorary member of the team after they'd won the travel championship, jeans with holes in both knees and what looked to be new Puma sneakers.

  6. insight | see definition»

    an understanding of the true nature of something

    "He has all these big insights into you that the rest of us don't."

  7. navigation | see definition»

    the act or practice of steering, directing the course of, or finding a way through

    "I'm going to be pretty busy navigating," Will said.

  8. rehearse | see definition»

    to practice in private in preparation for a public performance

    "Anyway," Zach said, like this was something he'd been rehearsing inside his head.

  9. rickety | see definition»

    in poor condition and likely to break

    They sat on the back porch in old rickety, squeaky, wooden rocking chairs.

  10. stifle | see definition»

    to keep in check by effort

    "Suck-up," Will said into his hand, like he was stifling a cough.

  11. sync | see definition»

    in a state in which two or more people or things move or happen together at the same time and speed

    Danny and Ty were already in perfect sync with their paddling.

  12. unit | see definition»

    a single thing, person, or group that is a part of something larger

    "Calling all units," he said.

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