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Maniac Magee (1-41)

vocabulary practice

a miserable, unfortunate person wretch
lifted hoisted
moving forward suddenly lunging
disturbance commotion
apparent; observable obvious
having a very bad reputation infamous
crowded; packed crammed
moving in a clumsy way blundering
exactly correct accurate
a person who has extra enthusiasm or desire maniac
choosy; fussy finicky
looking over quickly scanned
uproar; confusion pandemonium
deadly fatal
wrinkling the forehead in anger scowling
powerful motivation or impulses instincts
end results conclusions
shrunk back in fear cringed
winced; recoiled flinched
rolling or pitching suddenly lurched
to shake with a slight movement quiver
ended expired
easily understood apparently
parallel bars for blocking an opening grates
come together converged
aloneness solitude
empty vacant
number symbols digits
to force open or up pry
developing and hatching incubating
a guide or guard escort
hung loosely dangled
looking into the future foresight
one who is against another opponent
skill in deception cunning
speaking in a violent manner ranting
twisting and bending out of shape contorted
acts of courtesy compliments
instant; immediate prompt
astonished; amazed dumbfounded
a first year player rookie
shabby and dirty sleazy
streaked with gray grizzled
shaky rickety
complain;grumble grouse
far-fetched preposterous
complete weariness exhaustion
followers trying to overtake; chasers pursuers
gigantic; enormous mammoth
weakened; faded languished
went in spite of risk ventured
unwilling reluctant
indifferent to pleasure or pain stoic
a room or closet used to store food pantry
delicate ornamental work filigreed
overwhelmed; dazed; shocked stunned
gloom; bleakness; harsh; grim; desolation
limited confined
make known reveal
yelling bellowing
flat prone
jeering scoffing
hitting repeatedly pelting
dangerous perilous
strut swaggers
small bag with a shoulder strap satchel
mischievous or playful children urchins
dead or decaying flesh carrion
very large in area vast
stopped halted
enthusiasm exuberance
given a safe place to stay sanctuaried
revenge reprisals
overjoyed ecstatic
ridiculous ludicrous
to get by threats extort
disorderly chaotic
dependability stability
to bear with tolerance endure
unspecified vague
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