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Holes Vocabulary

Vocabulary words and definition from reading Holes

TermDefinition
desolate lacking the people, plants, animals, etc. that make people feel welcome
intensity extreme strength or force
excavated uncovering by digging away and removing the earth
callused hardened and thickened area on the skin, especially on the hands or feet
grotesque very strange or ugly in a way that is not normal or natural
parched very dry especially because of hot weather and no rain
mirage something that is seen and appears to be real but that is not actually there
precarious not safe, strong, or steady
perseverance never giving up, no matter how hard it gets
torment great physical pain or mental grief
pried to force an object with a tool
curiosity a desire to know or learn
astonishment the state of being amazed
drenched very wet or covered
The events that led up to the making of the bandit, Kissin Kate Barlow are... 1. Katherine, a teacher, asked Sam the Onion Man to help her fix the school. 2. Katherine & Sam fell in love & kissed. 3. Someone saw them kiss. 4. Sam was killed for kissing a white woman & no one would help Katherine stop it from happening.
Stanley drove off in the water truck because... He wanted to find Zero. He was worried Zero would die without water.
Stanley found Zero in a... boat, turned upside down, drinking sploosh. He was dirty, weak, and refusing to go back to camp.
Stanley was innocent of the crime he was charged with because... Zero stole the shoes. He needed a pair and took them. When he figured out that he did something terrible, he put the shoes on top of a car and when it drove away, the shoes fell and hit Stanley on the head.
Stanley was glad that the shoes hit him on the head because... he eventually broke his family's curse and brought his father luck with inventing a spray to eliminate foot odor. It also helped Zero find his mother.
Character vs Character A conflict between two characters in a book.
Character vs Self A conflict that the character is experiencing with what he wants to do and what he needs to do.
Character vs Nature A conflict between the character and his environment.
Character vs Society A conflict between the character and rules, laws, and society that he must learn to live with.
Created by: lhinson
 

 



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