Vocab 22 • Indignant – angered at something unjust/wrong • Notion – a vague (fuzzy) idea • Doggedly – stubbornly • Elude – to escape or dodge • Testify – to give a statement in court • Conviction – a strong belief • Promptly – at once; suddenly • Soothing – freeing from anxiety • Scarce – uncommon, few, limited • Bleak – dreary, depressing Indignant – angered at something unjust/wrong •Johnny was so indignant he nearly squeaked. Notion – a vague (fuzzy) idea • Darry hasn’t got the slightest notion where you’re at and it is nearly killing him. Doggedly – stubbornly • “My parents,” Johnny repeated doggedly, “did they ask about me?” Elude – to escape or dodge •I was trying to find the meaning the poet had in mind, but it eluded me. Testify – to give a statement in court • “She said she […] would testify that the Socs were drunk and looking for a fight and that you fought back in self-defense.” Conviction – a strong belief • “I was scared,” Johnny said with conviction. Promptly – at once; suddenly •I picked up a dog, and he promptly bit me. Soothing – freeing from anxiety •He talked to me in a low soothing voice, so I calmed down. Scarce – uncommon, few, limited • You’re a nice kid, Ponyboy. Do you realize how scarce nice kids are nowadays? Bleak – dreary, depressing; hopeless •… his eyes were bleak and stunned.