All American Boys Vocab
Updated: 2/13/2021
All American Boys Vocab

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  • 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