The story I have talked about is “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” BY Sherman Alexie.
:a hybrid between a horse and a donkey; especially : the offspring of a male donkey and a mare
from “A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner” (Section 3, paragraph 2)
In the context: when the company worked on repaving the road they brought machines and this type of animal.
: to move or push in a fast, awkward, and often rude way
From “The Shawl” by LOUISE ERDRICH (section 2, paragraph 1)
The meaning in the context: “The kind where, when he came home, we’d jump out the window and hide in the woods while he barged around” When the father comes home in a fast way the kids run away and hide.
This assignment was very useful and a good way to enrich my vocabulary. Sometimes I encounter some words which I don’t understand, since I live in an English speaking society most words are repeated in our daily lives. Due to this repetition, I can figure out away to understand them according to their context and the way they are told. But some words are only written in books and stories, using this tool helps me a lot to understand their meaning and use them in discussions and conversations. However, this assignment was limited to learn 1 word per week, which means 15 words for the whole semester, I’ll keep doing the same thing even after the semester is over.
: to strengthen (a place) by building military defenses (such as walls, trenches, etc.)
: to make (someone or something) stronger
: to make (yourself) feel stronger or less fearful
In the context “a bottle of fortified courage from the most beautiful 7-Eleven in the world” (section 1 paragraph 6)
Jackson and his friends have gotten bottle of alcohol that would give them courage to deal with their mission of collecting the $999.
:to touch or handle (something) in a gentle way
: to touch (someone) in a sexual way
“like a veil the curly head, seems to fondle and caress” (Morrison, 96)
Meaning in the context: When Sethe was caressing her little baby’s hair, she used her hand to fondle her head.