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Adjectives chapter2
Adjectives chapter2
Adjectives chapter2
Adjectives chapter2
Adjectives chapter2
Adjectives chapter2
Adjectives chapter2
Adjectives chapter2
Adjectives chapter2
Adjectives chapter2
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  • 1. ADJECTIVES Chapter 2
  • 2. It was better because it wasn't raining yet, though the clouds were dense and opaque. dense opaque All morning I was dreading lunch, fearing his bizarre glares. bizarre Jessica seemed elated by the attention, and her friends quickly joined us. elated He didn't come, and as time passed I grew more and more tense. tense
  • 3. In a town like this, where everyone lived on top of everyone else, diplomacy was essential. I had never been enormously tactful; essential tactful But I couldn't get rid of the nagging suspicion that I was the reason he wasn't there. It was ridiculous, and egotistical, to think that I could affect anyone that strongly. nagging ridiculous egotistical I gunned my deafening engine to life, ignoring the heads that turned in my direction. deafening
  • 4. As I waited, trying to pretend that the earsplitting rumble was coming from someone else's car, I saw the two Cullens and the Hale twins getting into their car. earsplitting With their remarkable good looks, the style with which they carried themselves, they could have worn dishrags and pulled it off. remarkable Don't do anything rash. rash It's old, but really sturdy, which is good, you know, for me. sturdy
  • 5. "What's for dinner?" he asked warily. My mother was an imaginative cook, and her experiments weren't always edible. imaginative edible But they're all very mature — I haven't had one speck of trouble from any of them. mature They're all very attractive," I added, trying to be more complimentary. complimentary The rest of the week was uneventful. uneventful
  • 6. I tried not to think about him, but I couldn't totally suppress the worry that I was responsible for his continued absence, ridiculous as it seemed. responsible and wrote my mom more bogusly cheerful e-mail cheerful And then a big, squishy ball of dripping snow smacked into the back of his head. Mike apparently had the same notion. squishy dripping He just nodded, his eyes on Eric's retreating figure. retreating
  • 7. Jessica thought I was hilarious, but something in my expression kept her from lobbing a snowball at me herself. hilarious I had no reason to feel self-conscious, I reminded myself. self-conscious They were laughing. Edward, Jasper, and Emmett all had their hair entirely saturated with melting snow. Alice and Rosalie were leaning away as Emmett shook his dripping hair toward them. saturated melting dripping At that precise moment, his eyes flashed over to meet mine. precise
  • 8. I dropped my head, letting my hair fall to conceal my face. I was sure, though, in the instant our eyes met, that he didn't look harsh or unfriendly as he had the last time I'd seen him. harsh "I don't think he likes me," I confided. I still felt queasy. queasy I looked up, stunned that he was speaking to me. stunned His hair was dripping wet, disheveled — even so, he looked like he'd just finished shooting a commercial for hair gel. His dazzling face was friendly, open, a slight smile on his flawless lips. But his eyes were careful. disheveled dazzling flawless
  • 9. I had to speak; he was waiting. But I couldn't think of anything conventional to say. conventional He laughed a soft, enchanting laugh. enchanting I tried to explain, feeling like an utter moron. utter I looked up to see him smiling a crooked smile so beautiful that I could only stare at him like an idiot. crooked I watched him, still staggered, as he examined the slide for an even shorter time than I had. staggered
  • 10. I kept my voice indifferent. "May I?" indifferent I took the most fleeting look I could manage. fleeting I didn't want to spoil the page with my clumsy scrawl. clumsy I glanced up, and he was staring at me, that same inexplicable look of frustration in his eyes. Suddenly I identified that subtle difference in his face. inexplicable subtle
  • 11. He seemed puzzled by my unexpected question. "No." puzzled I vividly remembered the flat black color of his eyes the last time he'd glared at me — the color was striking against the background of his pale skin and his auburn hair. striking auburn I couldn't fathom his interest, but he continued to stare at me with penetrating eyes, as if my dull life's story was somehow vitally important. penetrating dull But my thoughts were unmanageable. unmanageable
  • 12. "She stayed with me at first, but she missed him. It made her unhappy… so I decided it was time to spend some quality time with Charlie." My voice was glum by the time I finished. glum I was in disbelief that I'd just explained my dreary life to this bizarre, beautiful boy who may or may not despise me. dreary He'd seemed engrossed in our conversation, but now I could see, from the corner of my eye, that he was leaning away from me again, his hands gripping the edge of the table with unmistakable tension. engrossed unmistakable
  • 13. But my thoughts were unmanageable. unmanageable I swiftly looked away and threw the truck into reverse, almost hitting a rusty Toyota Corolla in my haste. rusty I stared straight ahead as I passed the Volvo, but from a peripheral peek, I would swear I saw him laughing. peripheral

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