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THE KITE RUNNER- Chapter 3 & 4

Chapter 3

It hurts to say that. But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.

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  • Laaf – Urdu word meaning Boosting, show off.
  •  Exaggerate– Over state, to describe something more than it actually is.
  • Bragged-Show off.
  • Affliction– to give Suffering, pain.
  • Jagged path-spiky, pointed, ragged.
  • Waywad- difficult to control, stubborn, obstinate.
  • Unruly-disorderly, wild.
  • Cotton wisps
  • Dismay –distress, perturb.
  • Obstinate –Stubborn, not willing to change.
  • Kofta-
  • Bustling-moving about in an energetic and busy manner.
  • Grunted-short, deep sound.
  • Lumbered-move in a slow, heavy, awkward way.
  • Hippiesundefined
  • Podium
  • Caracul hat
  • Sturdier-strongly and solidly, muscular
  • Zakat– is an Islamic finance term referring to the obligation that an individual has to donate a certain proportion of wealth each year to charitable causes.
  • Furtive-attempting to avoid notice or attention
  • Chortle-laugh in a noisy, gleeful way.
  • Marvelling– be filled with wonder or astonishment.
  • Confronted-come face to face with (someone) with hostile or argumentative intent.
  • Clobbering -hit (someone) hard.
  • Exhilarating-making one feel very happy, animated, or elated; thrilling.
  • Blundering-making or characterized by stupid or careless mistakes; clumsy.
  • Shambled-to walk slowly and awkwardly, without lifting your feet correctly
  • Squalled-cry noisily and continuously.
  • Screeching-give a loud, harsh, piercing cry.
  • Buzkashi tournament-is the national sport of Afghanistan.
  • Carcass-the remains of a cooked bird after all the edible parts have been removed.
  • Bellowed-emit a deep loud roar, typically in pain or anger.
  • Jostled-push, elbow, or bump against (someone) roughly, typically in a crowd.
  • Clatter-a types of sound.
  • Hooves-
  • Bleachers –
  • Stampede-a mass movement of people at a common impulse, crowd running all over.
  • Clenched-closed into a tight ball.
  • Vailiant- possessing or showing courage or determination.
  • Shove-push (someone or something) roughly.
  • Whack-strike forcefully

    Chapter 4

  • Ford roadster-is an open two-seat car.
  • Hashish –is a drug
  • Impeccable-faultless.
  • Crippled-disabled, severely damaged.
  • Tangles-twist together into a confused mass.
  • Caravans-a group of people travelling together.
  • Mewling-to cry weakly.
  • Baaing- sound of goats.
  • Squirted-throw, eject.
  • Gales- burst,explosion.
  • Revving up-Increase the speed or rate of,enliven.
  • Dubbing-mixing or re-recording.
  • Pistachios-
  • Lumbered-move in a slow, heavy, awkward way.
  • Headstones-tombstone, or gravestone is a stele or marker, usually stone, that is placed over a grave. They are traditional for burials in the Christian, Jewish etc.
  • Clogging-to hinder or obstruct.
  • Aisles-a passage.
  • Imbecile-a stupid person.
  • Bumbling-incompetent, confused.
  • Fleet-footed horse-fast on one’s feet.
  • Obstinacy-stubbornness, not willing to except things easily ,determined.
  • Implored-beg someone earnestly or desperately to do something.
  • Behold-observe, view.
  • Oblivious-not aware of or concerned about what is happening around one.
  • Indecipherable-not able to be read or understood.
  • Startled-feeling or showing sudden shock or alarm. undefined
  • Scribbled-written or drawn carelessly or hurriedly.
  • Plodded-move slowly
  • Endearment-a word or phrase expressing love or affection.
  • Shrugged-to express doubt, ignorance, or indifference.
  • Winked-close and open one eye quickly,
  • Tickled-lightly touch.
  • Exaggerate– Over state, to describe something more than it actually is.

Now, no matter what the mullah teaches, there is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every sin is a variation of theft. Do you understand that?”

“No, Baba jan,” I said, desperately wishing I did. I didn’t want to disappoint him again.

“When you kill a man, you steal a life,” Baba said. “You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness. Do you see?

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