A Lesson Before Dying

I am undecided if to have a party or go shopping. 5. Criticize, verb To find fault with My mom criticize me about everything. Censure 6. Gesture. Noun A motion of the limbs or body made to express or help express thought or to emphasize speech That was a very friendly gesture. I signaled for help. 7. Innate, adjective Possessed at birth; Inborn Tiger woods has innate ability to play golf. Everything in my house is natural. 8. Petrify, verb To convert (wood or other organic matter) into a stony replica by petrifaction The tone in my necklace is made of petrified wood.

Visualized 9. Pry, verb To look or inquire closely, curiously, or impertinently I used all the force I could to pry open the tightly closed lid on the pickle Jar. She spied on the girl through the window. 10. Stealth, noun The act of moving, proceeding, or acting in a covert or secretive way The girl moved In a stealth way. 1 1 . Stutter, verb To speak or utter with a spasmodic repetition or prolongation of sounds I know when my sister is lying because she starts to stutter. She stumbled over her words. 12.

Tyrant, noun An absolute ruler who governs without restrictions The criminal who became king was a tyrant. In England they have a dictator. 13. Ventilate, verb To admit fresh air into (a mine, for example) to replace stale or noxious air I let down the window so we could get some ventilation in the car. Can you turn on the air please? 14. Welt, noun A ridge or bump on the skin caused by a lash or blow or sometimes by an allergic reaction The girl had a lot of welts on her arm. My arm started to swell up. . Aggravate, verb To make worse or more troublesome Her brother aggravated her so she slapped him. My little sister annoys me a lot. 16. Agitate, verb To upset; to disturb My mom agitated me while I was trying to go to sleep. I know how to upset my sister. 17. Cynicism, noun An attitude of scornful or Jaded negativity, especially a general distrust of the integrity or professed motives of others Megan fines it difficult to keep a positive attitude while surrounded by Max cynicism day in and day out.

I doubt that I will be blew to make it to your party. 18. Plantation, noun A large farm, usually in tropical or semitropical regions, in which cotton, tobacco, coffee, sugar cane or other tropical crops are grown. I went to a plantation in Georgia with my grandma. 19. Gingham, noun Yarn-dyed, plain-weave cotton fabric, usually striped or checked. My grandma made me a striped gingham sweater. 20. Wharf, noun A structure built next to a body of water so that boats may be moored to it. We see the wharf 20 miles away. All the boats met at the dock.