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INSTITUTO PANAMERICANO

FIRST BIMONTHLY PERIOD


READING AND WRITING 9th

Ben Carson - Vocabulary


1. Doodle: is a type of sketch, an unfocused drawing made while a person's
attention is otherwise occupied.
2. Aimlessly: Without an aim, purpose or direction; in an aimless manner.
3. Threatened: to utter intentions of injury or punishment against someone.
4. Stabbed: pierced with a pointed weapon
5. Belt buckle:a clasp for fastening two ends, as of belt.
6. Deflected: turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest.
7. Pediatric neurosurgeon: someone who does surgery on the nervous system of
children.
8. Seizure: sudden attack due to an abnormal electrical discharge in the brain that
can cause a change in consciousness.
9. Ghetto: a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic
group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions.
10. Dummy: an ignorant or foolish person.
11. Spelling bees: competition where contestants, usually children, are asked to
spell English words.
12. Temper: A tendency to anger or lose patience easily
13.

Knifed: to stab, slash, or wound with a knife.

14.

Fees: a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services

15. Scholarship: financial aid provided to a student on the basis of academic merit
16. Grant: subsidy given by the government.
17. Suburb: a residential district located outside a city.
18. Degree: an award conferred by a high school, college or university signifying

that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study.