Vocabulary Mapping



Contextual definition- Johnny trying to grab the towel, after washing his face

Definition- Feel about or search blindly or uncertainly with the hands.

Own Sentence- I tried groping the rock, before my sister threw at me.

Pg. 9- groping

Synonyms- Scrabble and rummage

Represent- Trying to get a hold of something tightly.


Contextual definition- Johnny's mom came up to Johnny to tell him the start of him as a little kid.

Definition-Hum or sing in a soft, low voice, especially in a sentimental manner.

Own Sentence- I went to my cousin and crooned, while leaving him afterwards.

Pg. 20- Crooned

Synonyms- Hum and warble

Represent- Singing or talking low.


Contextual definition- Johnny felt this way finding out that he has to go to new home and live there now.

Definition- The fact of no longer being on friendly terms or part of a social group.

Own Sentence- Maya felt estrangement because of the way her sister talked to her lately.

Pg. 52 Estrangement

Represent- Two people trying to talk in a normal way, but someone gets oiut of hand, which leads them to go separate ways.