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  1. Vocabulary Part 1

  2. juvenile delinquent p.2 • Definition: A young person who repeatedly violates the law • Used in Context in the story: “Byron had just turned thirteen so he was an official teenage juvenile delinquent.”

  3. emulate p.24 • Definition: To imitate or act like someone else • Used in Context in the Story: “If, instead of trying to intimidate your young brother, you would emulate him and use that mind of yours, perhaps you’d find things much easier.”

  4. punctual p.28 • Definition: On time • Used in Context in the Story: “This is the only way you little punks is gonna learn to be punctual.”

  5. patient p.36 • Definition: Tolerant, calm, and understanding even if something takes a long time to accomplish • Used in Context in the Story: “It looked like they were trying to be patient with me.”

  6. infect p.39 • Definition: To contaminate with a germ or substance that will make someone sick. • Used in Context in the Story: “We gotta bury the dead dinosaurs before they infect the rest of the live ones.”

  7. hypnotized p.54 • Definition: Mesmerized; in a trance • Used in Context in the Story: “Joey looked like she was hypnotized. Her mouth was open and her eyes were bugging.”

  8. traitor p.72 • Definition: Someone who betrays the trust of another person • Used in Context in the Story: “Joey climbed off Momma’s lap and Byron’s eyes got bigger and bigger , but his traitor hands kept him pinned to the couch.”