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These are the vocabulary words for each chapter. They are listed in the order that they appear in the chapter. You are expected to define each word before we begin reading the chapter. Vocabulary checks will be worth 5 points each.

Chapter 1                                          Chapter 7
editorial                                             radiate
madras                                             bleak
rivalry                                                plead
sympathetic                                      mourn
quiver                                                drawl
reputation                                          aghast
suspicious                                         exploit
 
Chapter 2                                          Chapter 8
hastily                                              expression
incredulous                                       abrupt
hesitation                                          resemblance
hoodlum                                            divert
stricken                                             reluctant
muffle                                                dogged
rebellious                                           desperate
rumble
 
Chapter 3                                          Chapter 9
gallant                                              wearily
rank                                                  prime
sophisticated                                     acrobatics
aloof                                                  hence
elite                                                   conformity
tension                                              leery
resignedly                                          agony
reeling
 
Chapter 4                                           Chapter 10
defiance                                             daze
contempt                                            stupor
panic                                                  feverish
apprehensive                                       bewildered
self-preservation                                  impact
rueful                                                  triumph
premonition                                         concussion
 
Chapter 5                                            Chapter 11
implore                                               vague
tuft                                                     idol
sullen                                                 cocky
clenched                                             shrugged
hue                                                     guardian
subside
elude
indignant
 
Chapter 6                                            Chapter 12
testify                                                 flinch
grim                                                   desert (v.)
apparent                                             acquitted
aim                                                    roundabout
conviction                                            reference
scowl                                                 granted
towheaded
fiend
 
 

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