A Bittersweet Memoir, Biography'' By Jerry Izenberg November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity

"And most of all, those cold numbers won't begin to delineate the man Roberto Clemente was. To even begin to understand what this magnificent athlete was all about, you have to work backward." (p.106)

Based upon the context clues, the word "delineate" means to explain in detail.

"Two weeks after he returned from that trip, Managua, Nicaragua exploded into flames. The earth trembled and people died. It was the worst earthquake anywhere in the western Hemisphere in a long, long time." (p.107)

Based upon the context clues, the word ''trembled'' means to have shaken.

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

Based upon the context clues, the word ''shantytowns'' means to a poor, small towns.

'' Then there is anther turn, between a brace or trees and onto the hard packed 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 upon the context clues, the word ''brace'' means to be in a group.

''It was scheduled to take off at 4:00 P.M. on December 31, 1972. Long before take-off time, it was apparent that the plane needed more work. It hd even taxied onto the runway and then turned back.'' (p.108)

Based upon the context clues, the word ''apparent'' means to obvious.

'' The departure time was delayed an hour, and then two0 and then three. Across town, a man named Rudy Hernandez, who had deena teammate of Roberto's when they were rookie's in the Puerto Rican League and who had later pitched for the Washington Senators, was trying to contact Robert by telephone. He had just received a five-hundred-dollar donation.'' (p108)

Based upon the context clues, the word ''departure'' means to 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. Within two days, the first mercy planes left for Nicaragua.'' (p.108)

Based upon the context clues, the word ''battered'' means to damaged bye age and repeated use shabby.

''He told me that Person Zarrella, 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. He asked me what he should do.'' (p.111)

Based upon the context clues, the word ''prominent''means to be important, well-know or famous.

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