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Chapters 6–13

Bri aspires to be a rapper — but to make her dreams come true, she'll need to overcome family hardships, prejudice at school, and misconceptions about her art.

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  1. clientele
    customers collectively
    I want some lines then? Do early grinding,
    missing out on clientele, that’s a hell no.
  2. frank
    characterized by directness in manner or speech
    But I’m enough to them, so frankly, they’re enough to me.
  3. petty
    preoccupied with unimportant matters in a spiteful way
    The petty is strong in that one.
  4. predicament
    an unpleasant or difficult situation
    “I’m not bothered,” he says. “She’s insecure about her predicament and picks on me to make herself feel better.”
  5. defiant
    boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    You’re a classic case of oppositional defiant disorder.
  6. impulsive
    without forethought
    “You tend to be argumentative, defiant, you speak impulsively, you get irritable easily—”
  7. irritable
    easily annoyed
    “You tend to be argumentative, defiant, you speak impulsively, you get irritable easily—”
  8. raspy
    unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
    His voice is as deep as Granddaddy’s, a bit raspy at times, and as hard as the stuff he raps about.
  9. fret
    be agitated or irritated
    Cops can draw, break the law, ’cause you fret.
  10. solace
    comfort offered to one who is disappointed or miserable
    Take solace
    In my hood going hard in my honor.
  11. verse
    a line of metrical text
    She was supposed to tell me if a line was off or hype me up when a verse was good.
  12. smug
    marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction
    “That’s my girl,” Grandma says all smugly.
  13. subtle
    difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
    The second row is for folks who wanna show off but wanna act like they’re subtler about it.
  14. fellowship
    an association of people who share beliefs or activities
    After service is over, everyone files into the church basement for “ fellowship.”
  15. tithe
    pay a tenth of one's income, especially to the church
    None of them smile, like they’re judging us for not tithing enough.
  16. cobbler
    a pie made of fruit with rich biscuit dough on top
    She’ll tell Sister Grant to give me the corner edge of the peach cobbler, too.
  17. irk
    irritate or vex
    It’s always irked me, too.
  18. assumption
    a hypothesis that is taken for granted
    “Seriously, Bri, I don’t. It’s messed up. I’m sick of them making assumptions about us.”
  19. alias
    a name that has been assumed temporarily
    Sonny does graffiti around the Garden and posts it on Instagram under the alias “Sonn_Shine.”
  20. vain
    having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
    “Two people born in the social media generation who, despite being labeled as shallow and vain, are actually super self-conscious and would rather hide behind avatars than reveal themselves.”
  21. self-conscious
    excessively aware of your appearance or behavior
    “Two people born in the social media generation who, despite being labeled as shallow and vain, are actually super self-conscious and would rather hide behind avatars than reveal themselves.”
  22. avatar
    a new personification of a familiar idea or person
    “Two people born in the social media generation who, despite being labeled as shallow and vain, are actually super self-conscious and would rather hide behind avatars than reveal themselves.”
  23. understatement
    something said in a restrained way for ironic contrast
    “It’s all right,” I say.
    “All right? Understatement,” says Sonny. “It’s way better than that ‘Swagerific’ garbage Milez has.”
  24. dingy
    thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
    The walls are dingy and tan, and all the booths have tears in the leather.
  25. smite
    cause physical pain or suffering in
    We treat it the same way old ladies at Christ Temple treat their seats—if somebody ever beat us to our booth, we’d give them a stank-eye powerful enough to smite them on the spot.
  26. coalition
    an organization of people involved in a pact or treaty
    “We’ve formed an unofficial black and Latinx student coalition,” says Malik.
  27. demean
    reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
    “I will absolutely not go down there,” Jay says. “I refuse to let those folks in that office demean me because I have the audacity to ask for help.”
  28. audacity
    aggressive or outright boldness
    “I will absolutely not go down there,” Jay says. “I refuse to let those folks in that office demean me because I have the audacity to ask for help.”
  29. repast
    the food served and eaten at one time
    My grandparents played “Billie Jean” at family gatherings, and I put on a show. Cookouts, Sunday dinners, funeral repasts, didn’t matter.
  30. concede
    acknowledge defeat
    “You didn’t win! I conceded.”
Created on February 12, 2019 (updated February 13, 2019)

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