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Forged by Fire Vocabulary
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• Admiration-to show warm approval
or appreciation for someone or
something
• Flustered-to be nervous or upset
• Bleak-gloomy, cold, and depressing
• Sneer-a facial expression of hostility
or hatred
• Devour-to destroy something rapidly
and completely
admiration
• She (Angel) was so naturally fluid and
rhythmic that all she needed was the
music and her body did the rest. He
(Gerald) noticed that the instructors
pointed to her with smiles of admiration
(p.101).
• Admiration-to show warm approval or
appreciation for someone or something
flustered
•
“Your mama is still my wife. She
done forgave me. Why can’t you?
I’ve changed boy. I’m a new man!”
Monique seemed flustered and
nervous. Jordan sat silent and
staring. (p.104)
• Flustered-to be nervous or upset
bleak
• “Is Angel okay up there?” he
(Mr. Washington) asked,
glancing up at the bleak and
depressing apartment
building. (p.107)
• Bleak-gloomy, cold, and
depressing
sneer
• Gerald hated the bench, and he
hated Jordan. Jordan seemed to
sneer at him from across the
gym, feeling Gerald’s hatred and
laughing at it. (p.110)
• Sneer-a facial expression of
hostility or hatred
devoured
• The meat, crisp and split, ignited into a
small flame, which found new fuel in
the spots of grease on the stove. Soon
the whole stove was covered with hot
flames that licked and devoured
everything they touched. (p.147)
• Devour-to destroy something rapidly
and completely
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