Jelly Belly - Ch. 21-29
Vocabulary and Figurative Language
Terms in this set (37)
Set by authority; the real thing.
Chuckled or laughed in a mean way.
Amounts of something or servings of something.
Hurried or ran quickly.
Big and strong.
Taking long and easy strides or steps.
People talking to one another; a discussion.
Something that makes no sense; not reasonable; absurd.
An official written deal that obligates you to do something. You have to do it.
To hold or save a spot.
Current; modern; up-to-date.
An elevated train that runs on a single track.
An overwhelming feeling of stress or worry.
But every summer there comes that feeling again (like a heavy overcoat that weighs you down and down).
Yell at you.
If you goofed around, he could (eat your ears for breakfast).
"(Get lost), birdbrain," she said.
A person who is not very smart.
"Get lost, (birdbrain)," she said.
Beat up badly.
"Talk back to Phil Steinkraus without getting (slaughtered).
Like she didn't believe what she was seeing.
She looked at us (like we were some kind of weird Martians).
"Libby," I said, "if I (tangled) with Phil Steinkraus he would kill me."
Beat up badly.
"Libby," I said, "if I tangled with Phil Steinkraus he would (kill) me."
It seemed as if her was putting no effort into it, but I knew (how fast he could fly).
Shouted; exclaimed; yelled.
"Grandma!" I (exploded).
"You'll see, soon you'll (shoot up like a weed) and you'll be just right."
"You've made me into a (pig), Grandma! A big fat (pig)!"
I had a (ton) of homework.
Losing your temper; getting angry.
"And (blowing your top) was not a good idea," he added.
A lunch with no treats.
"That is a (stupid) lunch," Libby said.
A healthy lunch.
"No, it isn't," I said, "that is a very (smart) lunch."
Wants to eat anything he can get his hands on because he is very hungry.
The times I wanted to forget my diet and (go eat a bear, fur and all), were when things were going bad.
Overwhelmingly happy and excited.
(Flashing skyrockets shot off in my head) and I wanted to jump up and down and kiss the doctor when he told me I had reached my goal.
A very broad smile.
"I'm kind of proud of me, too," I said, (grinning like an idiot).
She said we were (chicken) and nutty, too.
She said we were chicken and (nutty), too.
Not as tough as he appears to be.
Phil Steinkraus was (just a lot of big talk).
Not as tough as everyone thinks.
"(Blow on him and he'll fall down)," she said.