"A Bittersweet Memoir" by Jerry Izenberg November/December 2016 AR Biography/Autobiography Activity

" And most of all, those cold numbers won't begin to delineate the man Roberto Clemente was." (p. 106)

Based upon the context clues, the word "delineate" means " to explain in detail", the word used in the sentence means will not go away.

" The earth trembled and people died from the earthquake " (p. 107)

Based upon the context clues, the word "trembled" means " to have shaken", the word used in the sentence means a earthquake.

" shortly before the first rays of sunlight, the car turns down a bumpy secondary road and moves past small shantytowns, where the sounds of children stirring for the long walk toward school to begin to drift out on the morning air.

Based upon the text clues, the word "shantytowns" means " poor small towns", the word in the sentence means poor, small towns.

" Then there is another turn, between a brace of trees and onto the hard packed dirt and sand, and although the light has not yet quit begun to break, you can sense the nearness of the ocean."

Based upon the context clues, the word " brace " means " a group," the word in the sentence means to be in a group.

" Long before take off time, it was apparent that the plane needed more work."

Based upon the context clues, the word "apparent " means " obvious," the word in the sentence means that you can see what it already looks like.

" The departure time was delayed an hour, and then two, and then tree."

Based upon the context clues, the word " departure ", means " something scheduled," the word in the sentence means that something was delayed.

" They walked through the heat and they drove cars and battered little trucks, and the first mercy planes left for Nicaragua.

Based upon the context clues, the word " battered," means " broken down," the word in the sentence means that something is getting wrecked.

" He told me that Pedron Zarilla, who was one of our most prominent baseball people, had seen him play, and that pedrom wanted him to sign a professional contract with the santurce Crabbers.

Based upon the context clues, the word " prominent," means " important, well known, famous," The word in the sentence means that something big just happen.

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Created with images by josephleenovak - "Willie Stargell statue" • Angelo_Giordano - "earthquake rubble collapse" • bekbek75 - "Rio Favela" • Nick Kenrick. - "of paradise today ... Toward me ... a friend with sweet nature" • C.E. Kent - "Obvious!" • Ben Husmann - "Delayed" • Jan Tik - "The Reverend and the Longdrop" • Dimitry B - "Temple of Heaven, Beijing"

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