Thirteen Reasons Why, pages 149-231

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  1. melodramatic

    having excitement and emotional appeal
    p. 160: He was practically staring at me, and eventually, melodramatically, he cleared his throat.
  2. averting

    the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away
    p. 170: The haircut.
    Averting your eyes in the halls. You were careful, but still, there were signs.
  3. tinge

    color lightly
    p. 171: But everything they said--everything!--came
    tinged with annoyance.
  4. abstract

    existing only in the mind
    p. 175: That's what I love about poetry. The more
    abstract, the better.
  5. decipher

    convert code into ordinary language
    p. 175: It's up to the reader to
    decipher the code, or the words, based on everything they know about life and emotions.
  6. subtlety

    the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze
    p. 176: My first few attempts were a bit sad. Not much depth or
    subtlety. Pretty straightforward.
  7. agonizingly

    in a very painful manner
    p. 179: With a tiny cash box in hand, she'd squeeze by me,
    agonizingly close, to change some of my bills.
  8. abrasive

    causing irritation or erosion by friction
    p. 185: I pull a napkin out of the holder and wipe the
    abrasive paper across my eyes.
  9. kindred

    group of people related by blood or marriage
    p. 190: Could be my soul mate/two
    kindred spirits
  10. parody

    a composition that imitates or misrepresents a style
    p. 191: Some even wrote
    parodies of my poem, reading them to me in the hopes of getting under my skin.
  11. escapade

    any carefree episode
    p. 192: And after your photo
    escapades, Tyler, my home was no longer secure.
  12. stellar

    being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars
    p. 199: Normally, when a person has a
    stellar image, another person's waiting in the wings to tear them apart.
  13. diminish

    decrease in size, extent, or range
    p. 201: But does that
    diminish any of your stories? Are your stories any less meaningful because I'm not telling you everything?
  14. surreal

    characterized by fantastic and incongruous imagery
    p. 206: But whatever the reason, it felt
  15. voyeuristic

    of viewers who enjoy seeing the sex acts or organs of others
    p. 222: I know, some of you would have easily stayed for such an amazing
    voyeuristic opportunity.
Created on September 25, 2013