mandatory (adj.) - required by law or rules; compulsory
You have to do your chores.
dilemma (n.) - a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives
Which dress should I wear??
paranoid (adj.) - unreasonably or obsessively anxious, suspicious, or mistrustful
There is a monster under my bed!!!
He and Shannon didn’t have mandatory basketball practice like usual, but were still going to the gym to shoot around because, well, that’s what they did every day. pg 10
While I was trying to figure this out—decisions, decisions—the other person in the store, a white lady . . . with the same dilemma, but with the beer right behind me. And I couldn’t blame her. Jerry’s had every kind of beer you could think of. pg 13
It wasn’t far, either, but Ma and the Cambis wereparanoid . . . Supposedly, the neighborhood was going to shit, and supposedly Sal Cambi got chased by a few kids all the way home one day after school and Mrs. Cambi had to threaten to call the police to get them off her front porch. pg 19