"Tony Dungy" by Matt Doeden November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity

"The most appealing thing about Tony is that he's not going to shortchange youn on anything. He's always been down to earth, a person that you liked. And it didn't take long to find that out." (p. 8)

Based upon the context clues, the word "shortchange" means treat unfairly by withholding something of value.

"The Gopher coaches stressed hard work and determination, ideas that resonated with Tony." (p.10)

Based upon the context clues, the word "resonate(d)" means to resound or to cause to resound.

"Reluctantly, Tony and his friends rejoined the team." (p. 8)

Based upon the context clues, the word "reluctantly" means unwilling; disinclined.

"At the relatively young age of 53, Tony would have had plenty of time to challenge more coaching records, but that's not what Tony cared about." (p.95)

Based upon the context clues, the word "relatively" means in a relative manner.

"Despite the disappointing record, Tony had enjoyed a brilliant season." (p.21)

Based upon the context clues, the word "despite" means in spite of, regardless of.

"The Gophers traveled to Iowa to face the undermanned Hawkeyes." (p.25)

Based upon the context clues, the word "undermanned" means lacking a normal work force; understaffed; short-handed.

"After such a promising start, the end of the Gophers' season was a bitter disappointment." (p.27)

Based upon the context clues, the word "bitter" means hard to bear; grievous; distressful.

"Dejected, Tony waited by the phone all weekend for the dreaded call." (p.32)

Based upon the context clues, the word "dejected" means depressed in spirits; dishearted; low-spirited.

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