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1 The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton Vocabulary EQ: What vocabulary terms do I need to know when reading The Outsiders?

2 Madras Definition: cotton, plaid material (for clothing)Definition: cotton, plaid material (for clothing) From text: “He had on a madras shirt. I can still see it. Blue madras.” (p.8)From text: “He had on a madras shirt. I can still see it. Blue madras.” (p.8)

3 Cowlick Definition: an unruly tuft of hairDefinition: an unruly tuft of hair From text: “He had dark hair that kicks out in front and a sight cowlick in the back – just like Dad’s ….” (p.9)From text: “He had dark hair that kicks out in front and a sight cowlick in the back – just like Dad’s ….” (p.9)

4 Unfathomable Definition: difficult or impossible to understandDefinition: difficult or impossible to understand From text: “He like fights, blonds, and for some unfathomable reason, school.” (p.12)From text: “He like fights, blonds, and for some unfathomable reason, school.” (p.12)

5 Roguishly Definition: playfully mischievous; devilishlyDefinition: playfully mischievous; devilishly From text: “Dally grinned roguishly. I’m never nice. Want a Coke?” (p.22)From text: “Dally grinned roguishly. I’m never nice. Want a Coke?” (p.22)

6 Incredulous Definition: skeptical (having doubts); disbelievingDefinition: skeptical (having doubts); disbelieving From text: “She gave him an incredulous look; and then she threw her Coke in his face.” (p.24)From text: “She gave him an incredulous look; and then she threw her Coke in his face.” (p.24)

7 Nonchalantly Definition: coolly unconcerned, indifferent, or unexcited; casualDefinition: coolly unconcerned, indifferent, or unexcited; casual From text: “We had picked up two girls, and classy ones at that. Not any greasey broads for us, but real Socs....From text: “We had picked up two girls, and classy ones at that. Not any greasey broads for us, but real Socs.... ‘Okay,’ I said nonchalantly, ‘might as well.’” (p.25)

8 Gallantly Definition: brave; courageous; dashingDefinition: brave; courageous; dashing From text: “Two-Bit gallantly offered to walk them home...” (p.24)From text: “Two-Bit gallantly offered to walk them home...” (p.24)

9 Aloofness Definition: indifference; emotional distanceDefinition: indifference; emotional distance From text: “Socs were always behind a wall of aloofness, careful not the let their real selves show through.” (p.36)From text: “Socs were always behind a wall of aloofness, careful not the let their real selves show through.” (p.36)

10 Elite Definition: privileged; the best of a classDefinition: privileged; the best of a class From text:From text: “ Who is it? asked Two-Bit. The FBI?” ”No,” Cherry said bleakly, “it’s Randy and Bob.” “And,” Two-Bit added grimly, “a few other of the socially elite checkered-shirt set.” (p.38)

11 Defiance Definition: bold resistance (to authority)Definition: bold resistance (to authority) From text: “Yet in his hard face there was character, pride, and a savage defiance of the world.” (p.54)From text: “Yet in his hard face there was character, pride, and a savage defiance of the world.” (p.54)

12 contemptuously feeling or showing deep hatred or disapproval; feeling or showing contempt ScornfullyDisrespectfullyCondescendingly RespectfullyPolitelyHumbly “I hated them as bitterly and as contemptuously as Dally Winston hated. “I hated them as bitterly and as contemptuously as Dally Winston hated. “ (p. 101)

13 reluctant feeling or showing doubt about doing something : not willing or eager to do something AdverseHesitantUncertainWary ConfidentDefiniteWilling “I put the book down reluctantly.” (p.63)

14 eluded Failed to be remembered or understood; escaped from memory BaffleDumbfoundBefuddlepuzzleEnlightenAidClarify “I was trying to find the meaning the poet had in mind, but it eluded me.” (p.69)

15 fiend a person who is very enthusiastic about something EnthusiastFanaticFollowerOpponentCriticAdversary “I’m what you might call a Pepsi addict. I drink them like a fiend …” (p. 70)

16 keeled to fall in or as if in a faint — usually used with over PlungeCollapseOverturnToppleAscendIncreaseRise “You just keeled over from smoke inhalation and a little shock – of course, that slap on the back didn’t help much.” (p.84)

17 Aghast Struck with fear “Work?” Two-Bit was aghast. “And ruin my rep?” (p. 99) StunnedShockedAppalled unsurprised

18 Mimicked To copy or imitate closely, especially in speech, expression, and gesture CopiedResembledSimulated Be original Differ “He grabbed one guy’s press hat and another’s camera and walked around interviewing nurses and mimicking TV reporters.” (p. 89)


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