Presentation on theme: "Monsters Are Due on Maple Street Vocabulary. Antagonism Hostility or unfriendliness Katie's reply was filled with antagonism when she was asked to clean."— Presentation transcript:
Monsters Are Due on Maple Street Vocabulary
Antagonism Hostility or unfriendliness Katie's reply was filled with antagonism when she was asked to clean her room.
Contorted Twisted or pulled out of shape. Her face was contorted with anger when she saw her broken necklace.
Defiant Willing to stand up to opposition, bold. The large and hostile monster was defiant when asked to stop eating the cars.
Flustered Nervous or confused The eighth grader was flustered when the boy she liked asked her to the dance.
Idiosyncrasy Odd mannerisms, a personal way of acting. The demented man had some odd idiosyncratic behaviors, such as washing his hands over and over.
Incriminate To cause to appear guilty. The evidence the police used to incriminate the confused man was circumstantial.
Intense Showing great concentration or determination. The young girl played the game boy with intense determination.
Legitimate Accepted practice, reasonable. The school had a legitimate plan to overcome absenteeism.
Optimistic Hopeful about the future, confident. Mrs. Jones is very optimistic about the basketball teams chances for making it to the play-offs.
Persistent Refusing to give up, continuing stubbornly. After the attack, the spaceman persistently searching for the remaining creatures.