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Norman’s mother does not want her son to be affiliated with her strange uncle, Mr. Prenderghast.
Associated or connected
It was difficult for Norman to ascertain exactly why Aggie was killed by the townspeople.
to find out
For Norman to find a friend his own age (not to mention one that is alive) was something of an attainment.
An accomplishment, the act of achieving
Mr. Prenderghast bequeathed the responsibility of containing the witch Aggie to his great nephew, Norman.
To give or pass on as an inheritance
Accoring to Neil, the fact that his allergies make his eyes leak, he sweats when he walks too fast, he has a lunchbox with a kitten on it, and he has Irritable Bowel Syndrome provides a cogent reason for kids to pick on him.
Forceful, convincing Relevant To the point
The zombies converged on town hall, looking for Norman as their last, best hope for removing Aggie’s curse.
To move toward one point, approach nearer together
The ghosts that Norman would speak to were dispersed throughout the town.
To scatter, to spread far and wide
Norman’s sister, Courtney, certainly held Neil’s brother, Mitch, in high esteem.
To regard highly A highly favorable opinion or judgment
Aggie wanted to expunge the town for how the townspeople had treated her.
To erase, obliterate, destroy
Maybe Neil should make sure his meals were finite rather than continuous.
Having limits Lasting for a limited time
No matter how the townspeople attacked them, the zombies seemed to be invulnerable.
Not able to be wounded or hurt Shielding against attack
Though they seemed to be initially, the zombies were not malevolent and meant no harm to the humans.
spiteful, showing ill will
Though he attempts to appear nonchalant, Mitch is petrified of the zombies.
cool and confident, unconcerned
Since he can talk to the dead and learn things they do not, Norman’s family and others view him as omniscient.
knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
Norman’s mother believes that if only Norman would talk to a therapist, it would be a panacea for all of his “problems.”
A remedy for all ills Cure-all An answer to all problems
Norman’s teacher wanted him to pay scrupulous attention to how she delivered the lines from the school play.
Exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details Having high moral standards, principled
Alvin would skulk through the hallways, looking for Norman to pick on.
To move about stealthily To lie in hiding
Alvin’s supercilious behavior towards Norman and Neil did not impress Courtney.
Proud and contemptuous Showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
Norman’s uncanny ability to speak with the dead is at the heart of the story in ParaNorman.