"Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek" by Maya Van Wagenen November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity

"Kenzie is half-Korean, with a wild personality, curly hair, a passion for heavy metal, and a hearty disdain for most exercise." (p.19)

Based upon the context clues, the word "disdain" means to dislike someone, or something.

"Kenzie is half-Korean, with a wild personality, curly hair, a passion for heavy metal, and a hearty disdain for most exercise." (p.19)

Based upon the context clues, the word "hearty" means very big or great.

"I try not to chastise her, but Kenzie is laughing so hard, she can't hear anything." (p.20)

Based upon the context clues, the word "chastise" means to scold something or someone.

"In the meat section of the grocery store, you can buy pig heads and chicken feet. Dad says there's even a way to make intestines taste good (in tacos, in case you're wondering). (p.24)

Based upon the context clues, the word "intestines" means body parts that is inside of an animal or human.

"I looked frightfully at my mom when she told me about my dad loosing his job. I was so scared." (p.24)

Based upon the context clues, the word "frightfully" means it is something horrifying or alarming.

"At school, Karen and I rarely go around talking about boys, hair, or makeup because that is what the "popular" girls do all day long." (p. 122)

Based upon the context clues, the word "rarely" means it is a thing that doesn't tend to happen often.

"Later we went to Karen's house and her mom was embroidering a shirt that had glitter and buttons on it." (pg. 208)

Based upon the context clues, the word "embroidering" means that you decorate something with ornaments, markers etc.

"At the mall there were fragments of clothing scattered around the store because there was a sale." (pg. 32)

Based upon the context clues, the word "fragments" means that there are pieces of things.

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