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Are you kidding. She was ____________ the days. It was driving her nuts that you were always in her room

counting down the days

2

Our room," I clarify. Whoa, Aaron Altma at a whole box of Raspberry Zingers without hurling. I'm, like, the last person to "Like" that. Sean Hance, always __________________.

late to the party

3

I think I've got a pretty good ending written here if I _____________________

do say so myself

4

Well, I guess that's two things you woe me: an explanation and the Wal-Mart uniform you still haven't returned. What are you doing right now? Maybe you can swing by and _____________________________________

kill both bats with one bone

5

Kewl, Nessa says. Bring some snacks. We are ___________________

going on a picnic

6

That graves used to have ______________ as well as __________________

footstones; headstones

7

And that people have been having picnics __________________ since Victorian times, when it was considred a lovely relaxing Sunday-afternoon activity to ________________ with nature and the deceased

in cementeries; commune

8

commune


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verb (used without object), com·muned, com·mun·ing.
to converse or talk together, usually with profound intensity, intimacy, etc.; interchange thoughts or feelings.
to be in intimate communication or rapport:
to commune with nature.

9

Of course. Nessa laughs, her legs _______ the purple blanket she's spread out in front of an old weather-stained headstone.

tucked up on

10

She ______________ the corner of her mouth with a paper napkin

dabs at

11

I don't see what the big deal is. You just grill a couple of chicken breasts, _______ some pesto, slice up some tomato and lettus, and ___________________ on a baguette. It's not brain surgery

mash up; chuck it all on a

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mash up


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verb (used without object), com·muned, com·mun·ing.
to converse or talk together, usually with profound intensity, intimacy, etc.; interchange thoughts or feelings.
to be in intimate communication or rapport:
to commune with nature.

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chuck

chuck1
CHək/
informal
verb
verb: chuck; 3rd person present: chucks; past tense: chucked; past participle: chucked; gerund or present participle: chucking
throw (something) carelessly or casually.
"someone chucked a brick through the window"
synonyms:
throw, toss, fling, hurl, pitch, cast, lob
"he chucked the letter onto the table"
throw (something) away.
"they make a living out of stuff people chuck out"
synonyms:
throw away/out, discard, dispose of, get rid of, dump, scrap, jettison; More

14

her grave's in the newer part of the cemetery. She ________________ the right

points off to

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reverential

rev·er·en·tial
ˌrevəˈren(t)SH(ə)l/
adjective
adjective: reverential
of the nature of, due to, or characterized by reverence.
"their names are always mentioned in reverential tones"

16

And there was this one Thanksgiving where she was lifting the turkey from the pan and it _______________ all over the place

exploded

17

But I play them over in my mind sometimes late at night when the missing really __________

hits hard

18

D'oh! Coop would make me ___________________________ saying that

turn in my testicles

19

But \nessa doesn't seem _______________. Yeah it's sort of sad, really, Nessa says. Unless you'refamous or something, most of us are just a couple of generations from being totally forgotten about

weirded out

20

Make your own choices, and who cares if you _____________. Because if you don't, it's an insult to people like Maggie Stillman, who never had the chance to make those choices

fall flat on your face?

21

You know, most people get annoyed when I _______________________ my philosophical ramblings. But you don't seem bothered or _______________ or anything

go off on; creeped out

22

I look around at the cemetery The long _________. The tress _________________. The flowers that have started to ________

stretch of lawn. sprouting their leaves; bloom

23

And so I go on to tell her all the ________ Details.

gory

24

First about the trip to the mall and getting ______________ bird crap

spackled

25

Then about how the movie thing pretty much _________________ in our faces

blew up

26

Giving up? That's like... that's like saying the people who got into the lifeboats on the Titanic were giving up. At some point, you've got to know when to ___________

jump ship

27

It's nothing like that. This isn't a diaster, Sean. I\t's just a ___________

hiccup

28

Uhh, the film festival is in less than a week and I have no camera, no budget, no leading actors, a drama teacher who'd like to take over my movie, and a ___________________________ uncle who thinks every animal wnatos to bite off his penis

stoned-out-of-his-gourd

29

Okay. Nessa stands and ______________ her pants.

brushes off

30

Think about it. ou let everyone make choices for you. Your friends. This Evelyn girl. Your uncle. YOur drama teacher. They all ___________________________ and you just stand there and take it

bulldoze their way over you

31

That's not true. I say. A sourness __________ of my stomach

blooming in the pit

32

You know, the one who lived for himself. I just... I don't understand how it ____________ the movie

pertains to

33

Today it's the movie. Tomorrow it's what college you go to. AFter that it's what job you're willing to settle for. Where you live. Who you get married to. It __________

spirals out

34

My stomach is all ______________ as I think of all the confrontations I'll have to have to make this work

clenched up

35

Nessa reaches behind her neck and ___________ the chain with the cross pendant.

unclasps