2020欧洲杯时间

Chapters 14–21

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. groggy
    stunned or confused and slow to react
    “It’s probably Jehovah’s Witnesses,” Trey calls groggily from his room.
  2. stereotypical
    lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality
    Yeah, my mom and dad were those stereotypical teen parents.
  3. default
    an option that is selected automatically
    “Unfortunately, I’m the middleman by default. You’re still pissed about what he said at Sal’s, huh?”
  4. malicious
    having the nature of threatening evil
    What if he’s really a fifty-year-old man who lives in his mom’s basement and has a malicious plot to murder me...
  5. trinity
    three people or things considered as a unit
    He and Malik. Like the Unholy Trinity is now a duo.
  6. grudge
    a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation
    “I don’t believe you. You hold grudges like cheapskates hold money.”
  7. iconic
    relating to a symbolic figure
    “The Hard Core cover alone is iconic,” says Miles. “From a visual standpoint, the aesthetic—”
  8. aesthetic
    a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    “The Hard Core cover alone is iconic,” says Miles. “From a visual standpoint, the aesthetic—”
  9. slink
    move or walk stealthily
    Even though it’s all he says, Miles slinks back and quietly messes around with his phone, as if we weren’t just having a conversation.
  10. surreal
    resembling a dream
    “It’s surreal. I can’t thank you enough for what you did.”
  11. hothead
    a reckless, impetuous, irresponsible person
    No, she was being the hothead she always is.
  12. invoice
    send a bill to
    “No problem. I’ll invoice you for my bodyguard work.”
  13. conceive
    have the idea for
    See, those words started in my head. Mine. Conceived from my thoughts and my feelings.
  14. incite
    provoke or stir up
    “I guess it’s fine ’cause he was chanting your song! Forget the fact he incited a riot!”
  15. rally
    a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
    “Our top story: A student rally turned violent earlier today at Midtown School of the Arts,” the newscaster says.
  16. melee
    a noisy riotous fight
    “Security officials were physically attacked by several students,” Sullivan says. “According to eyewitnesses, it didn’t take long for the melee to begin.”
  17. faux
    not genuine or real
    I glance down at my faux pair. The bottom has slowly started to separate from the rest of the boot.
  18. peripheral
    on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary
    Peripheral vision is the devil.
  19. censor
    subject to deletion on political or moral grounds
    Don't let them censor you, Bri!
  20. sentiment
    a personal belief or judgment
    Her thirteen-year-old son loves it, she says, but according to her, I “spend the entire track rapping about things that would make any parent hit the Stop button immediately, including boasts about guns and antipolice sentiment.”
  21. uprising
    organized opposition to authority
    She goes on to mention the uprising at Midtown and actually says, “It only makes sense that a song that encourages violence encouraged them to act violently.”
  22. snide
    expressive of contempt
    White girls don’t get sent to the office for making snide remarks.
  23. ironically
    in a manner characterized by incongruity or unexpectedness
    Any other day, I would’ve ironically shouted, “Hallelujah!”
  24. palpitation
    a rapid and irregular heart beat
    Regardless, I hope my video gives them heart palpitations.
  25. blubber
    cry or whine with snuffling
    “Please?” I blubber. “Please don’t take it.”
Created on February 12, 2019 (updated February 12, 2019)

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