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A Wrinkle in Time--chps 5-8
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in a peaceful way
In one spot, a slow-motion montage shows people lounging serenely on cushions in their homes and napping peacefully with travel pillows on an airplane.
to break up
The dissolution of a relationship means that it's broken up or ended. The dissolution of your band means you better get started on your solo album.
Some of his positions, like calling for the dissolution of the CIA, are entirely defensible.
When you're indignant, you're angry about an unfair situation. If you discovered that a teacher gave ten extra points on a test to all students who sat in the front row, you'd be indignant.
I expect the Dauntless to let out indignant shouts, maybe to charge the chair and beat him to a pulp.
a moment when excitement quickly changes to disappointment.
adjective meaning shortsighted in every sense. Whether you need glasses or a new attitude, if you can't see the forest for the trees, you're myopic.
very suddenly and to a great degree
The students' scores dropped precipitously this year.
It seemed unsubstantial, as though one might almost be able to walk through it.
If you act with bravado, you are making a bold showy statement. Picture a cowboy bursting through saloon doors in an old western, and you can picture bravado.
They believed they were good before they were, and backed up their bravado.
Requisition is a very official-sounding word that usually means "to take or seize." We're sorry that your luxury suite has been requisitioned by the mayor's office. No, we have no idea what he's doing in there.
A proposition is a proposed plan of action, a detailed suggestion. You might consider your friend's suggestion to set up a neighborhood snow-shoveling business after the blizzard a winning proposition.
You can see right through something transparent. A window is transparent,
There's nothing wrong with focusing on the details, but someone who is pedantic makes a big display of knowing obscure facts and details.
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