The Kid in the Red Jacket                                  Name: _______________________

Vocabulary

Word                             Definition                     Example/Sentence                         Rank

              (3,2,1)

promotion

 

 

n

Moving up to a higher job or rank; often more $ or responsibility

My dad got a promotion, so we moved to a bigger house in a city for his new, big job.

 

sympathetically

 

 

adv

Show concern for someone in a bad situation

Howard’s mom looked at MVT sympathetically.

 

traitor

 

 

n

Not loyal

Howard felt like a traitor to his old bedroom by enjoying his new one.

 

humiliating

 

 

adj

Feel ashamed or foolish

“Does anyone know how humiliating living on Chester Pewe Street is going to be?”

 

insulting

 

 

adj

Rude or offensive

“Playing house was just so insulting to Howard!”

 

react

 

 

v

Act/behave in a certain way when something is said or happening

“I should have known how my mother would react.” (She wouldn’t hide Howard)

 

overactive

 

 

adj

Too active especially in a way that produces a bad result

{things that can beoveractive: puppies, imaginations, pores on your face, sweat glands}

 

reputation

 

 

n

Common opinion that people have about someone or something

“If I hung around with little kids, I’d get this reputation as a weirdo.”

 

adjust

 

 

v

To change in order to do better in a new situation

“MVT is starting to settle in and adjust now and she talks about you as her friend.”

 

guilty

 

 

adj

Responsible for committing crime or doing something bad or wrong

“Howard said he didn’t feel guilty when he ran off away from MVT.”

 

expression

 

 

n

The way someone’s face looks that shows emotions and feelings

My expression was a grimace when I stubbed my toe on the corner.

 

advice

 

 

n

Suggestion about what someone should do; recommendation

The advice from my 5th grade teacher was valuable; I used the strategy well into college.

 

admire

 

 

v

To look up to, show respect to

“The thing is, to be a wise guy in class takes guts. Kids admire guts. Adults don’t.”

 

disbelief

 

 

adj

feeling that you do not or cannot believe or accept that something is true or real

“Pete was just sort of staring at MVT in her rain boots in disbelief.”

 

exasperated

 

 

adj

to make (someone) very angry or annoyed

Howard was exasperated when MVT was trying to be his friend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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