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

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

Based on the context clues,"delineate" means explain in detail.

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

Based on the context clues,"trembled" means shake or frailty.

"Shortly before the first rays of sunligt, the car turns down a bumpy secondary road and moves past small shantytowns, where the sounds of the children stirring for the long walk toward school begin to drft out on the morning air." (p.107)

Based on the context clues,"shantytowns" means a small poor towns.

"Then there is another turn, between a brace of trees and onto the hardpacked dirt and sand, and although the light has not yet quite begun to break, you can sense the nearness of the ocean." (p.107)

Based on the context clues,"brace" means a lot of somethings in one area.

"Long before take-off time, it was apparent that the plane needed more work." (p.108)

Based on the context clues,"apparent" means obvious.

"The departure time was delayed an hour, and then two, and then three." (p.108)

Based on the context clues,"departure" means the time when something is scheduled to leave.

"They walked through the heat and they drove cars and battered little trucks, and the mound of supplies grew and grew." (p.108)

Based on the context clues,"battered" means broken down or old.

"He told me that Pedron Zarrilla, who was one of our most prominent baseball people, had seen him play, and that Pedron wanted him to sign a professional contract with the Santurce Crabbers." (p.111)

Based on the context clues,"prominent" means important or well known.

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