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Vocabulary Outsiders Set #2 (with sentences)
Terms in this set (19)
I was sweating something fierce, although I was cold. I could feel my palms getting __________________ and the perspiration running down my back. I get like that when I'm real scared. I glanced around for a pop bottle or a stick or something...
The cigarette was calming me down. Two-Bit cocked an eyebrow. "Nice-lookin' bruise you got there, kid." I touched my cheek gingerly. "Really?" Two-Bit nodded _________________. "Nice cut, too. Makes you look tough."
Two-Bit Mathews was the oldest of the gang and the wisecracker of the bunch. He was about six feet tall, ___________________ in build, and very proud of his long rusty-colored sideburns.
"You got a concussion from getting kicked in the head--- Soda saw it. He landed all over that Soc. I've never seen him so mad. I think he could have whipped anyone, in the state he was in. Today's Tuesday, and you've been asleep and ________________ since Saturday night. Don't you remember?" "No..."
The truth of that last statement hit me. We couldn't get along without him. We needed Johnny as much as he needed the gang. And for the same reason. "I won't be able to walk again," Johnny started, then __________________. "Not even on crutches. Busted my back."
I was dying for a Pepsi. I'm what you might call a Pepsi addict. I drink them like a ________________, and going for five days without one was about to kill me.
I guess I looked as scared as I really was, because the judge grinned at me and told me to quit chewing my fingernails. That's a habit I have. Then he said I was ___________________ and the whole case was closed. Just like that.
I was thinking about Johnny's father being a drunk and his mother a selfish slob... and Dally--- wild, _________________ Dally- -- turning into a hoodlum because he'd die if he didn't...
Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest _________________ to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour.
Then leaf _________________ to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay."
Johnny was still shivering with cold. "I guess," he said weakly, "I guess we're disguised." I leaned back next to him _______________. "I guess so." "Oh, shoot," Johnny said with fake cheerfulness, "it's just hair."
Two-Bit couldn't deny this, so I went on: "I mean, I got an awful feeling something's gonna happen." "Somethin' is gonna happen. We're gonna stomp the Socs' guts, that's what." Two-Bit knew what I meant, but _____________________ pretended not to. He seemed to feel that if you said something was all right, it immediately was, no matter what.
"Why don't you get a job?" Steve said. "Ever consider working for a living?"
"Work?" Two-Bit was aghast. "And ruin my rep?
We all call Darry "Superman" or "Muscles" at one time or another; but one time Steve made the mistake of referring to him as "all __________________ and no brain," and Darry almost shattered Steve's jaw.
"...anyway, I was walking around downtown and started to take this short cut through an alley" -- Two-Bit was telling me about one of his many ____________________ while we did the dishes. I mean, while I did the dishes.
"My parents are dead. I live here with just Darry and Soda, my brothers." I took a long drag on my cigarette. "That's what's worrying me. If the judge decides Darry isn't a good guardian or something, I'm __________________ to get stuck in a home somewhere.
I headed through the trees and cut him off halfway across the park. He ___________________ off to the right, but I caught him in a flying tackle before he'd gone more than a couple of steps. It knocked the wind out of both of us.
"I was trying to find the meaning the poet had in mind, but it ____________________ me."
Two-Bit stood and looked at the door a long time. "I wish it was any one of us except Johnny," he said, and his voice was serious for once. "We could get along without anyone but Johnny." Turning ____________________, he said, "Let's go see Dallas."
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