"A Bittersweet Memoir" by Jerry Izenberg November/December 2016 AR Biography/Autobiography reading Assignment.

"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.

"You can hear its waves pounding harshly against the jagged rocks." (p.107)

Based upon the context clues, the word "harshly" means in a unpleasant manner.

"At 9 p.m., even as the first stirrings of the annual New Year's Eve celebration were beginning in downtown DC-7 taxied onto the runway, received clearance, rumbled down the narrow concrete strip, and pulled away from the earth."

Based upon the context clues, the word "rumbled" means to make a deep heavy sound.

"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 upon the context clues, the word "prominent" means well known.

¨Luis Olmo had been a major-league outfielder with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He had been a splendid ballplayer.¨ (p.112)

Based upon the context clues, the word ¨splendid¨ means very good.

¨Tragedy is no stranger to the sensitive emotional people who make this island the human place it is.¨ (p.106)

upon the text ¨tragedy¨ means sensitive emotional.

¨Midway thought the week, the pilots body was found in the swift-moving currents to the north on Saturday bits of the cockpit were sighted.¨ (p.109)

Based upon the text cockpit means a crew

¨I think of the kind of man he was there was nothing phony about him.¨ (p.116)

Based upon the text phony means fake, not genuine.

¨In later years, there would be people who would say that Roberto was a hypochondriac.¨ (p.116)

Based upon the text hypochondriac means a person who is anxious about their health.







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