All American Boys Vocab 2

All American Boys Vocab 2

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  • Mandatory (adj.): Required by law or rules.
  • Dilemma (n.): A situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially equally undesirable ones.
  • Paranoid (adj.): unreasonably or obsessively anxious, suspicious, or mistrustful.
  • "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 who looked like she’d left her office job early —navy-blue skirt, matching blazer, white sneakers—seemed to be dealing with the same dilemma, but with the beer right behind me." (pg. 13)
  • "Ma never said that to him. He could walk his own damn self! He was twelve, not five. It wasn’t far, either, but Ma and the Cambis were paranoid about the two-block stretch between our houses." (pg. 19)
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