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The Outsiders Vocabulary. Gingerly Definition: cautious; carefully Part of Speech: adverb Sentence: I touched my cheek gingerly. "Really?“

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1 The Outsiders Vocabulary

2 Gingerly Definition: cautious; carefully Part of Speech: adverb Sentence: I touched my cheek gingerly. "Really?“

3 Glaring Definition: to stare angrily or to shine brightly. Part of Speech: verb Sentence: Soda was glaring at him. "Leave my kid brother alone, you hear?

4 Incredulous Definition: unbelieving Part of Speech: adjective Sentence: She gave him an incredulous look; and then she threw her Coke in his face.

5 Asset Definition: something useful or valuable quality Part of Speech: noun Sentence: Not like the Socs, who jump greasers and wreck houses and throw beer blasts for kicks, and get editorials in the paper for being a public disgrace one day and an asset to society the next.

6 Stocky Definition: heavily built, having a short and solid form Part of Speech: adjective Sentence: He was about six feet tall, stocky in build, and very proud of his long rusty-colored sideburns.

7 Stricken Definition: affected by something overwhelming Part of Speech: adjective Sentence: He looked up and across the field with a stricken expression on his face.

8 Winced Definition: to draw back in pain, embarrassment, or alarm Part of Speech: verb Sentence: Johnny's eyes went round and he winced as though I'd belted him.

9 Aloof Definition: distant physically or emotionally; apart Part of Speech: adjective Sentence: Socs were always aloof as though they were always behind a wall, careful not to let their real selves show through.

10 Gallantly Definition: smart or boldly stylish; daring Part of Speech: adverb Sentence: Two-Bit gallantly offered to walk them home--- the west side of town was only about twenty miles away--- but they wanted to call their parents and have them come and get them.


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