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THE KITE RUNNER- Chapter 8 and 9



“I opened my mouth, almost said something. Almost. The rest of my life might have turned out differently if I had. But I didn’t. I just watched. Paralyzed.”

Amir, The Kite Runner
  • Tulip
    • undefined
  • Cradling-to hold something or someone gently.
  • Shrugged-doubt, ignorance, or indifference.
  • Feud-prolonged and bitter quarrel or dispute.
  • Pinch-faced-Someone who looks like they had their faced pinched together with a giant hand.
  • Dizzy-feeling faint,weak or unsteady.
  • Lurched-make an abrupt, unsteady, uncontrolled movement or series of movements.
  • Shrieking-making a high-pitched piercing cry or sound.
  • Lumbering-moving in a slow, heavy, awkward way.
  • Mumbled-say something quietly.
  • Unkempt-having an untidy appearance.
  • Outlasted-live or last longer than.
  • Grunted-make a low inarticulate sound.
  • Murky-dark and gloomy, especially due to thick mist.
  • Insomniac-An insomniac is someone who can’t sleep
  • Reluctantly-in an unwilling and hesitant way.
  • Squishing-make a soft sound when walked on or in.
  • Rekindle-revive.
  • Periphery-the outer limits or edge of an area or object.
  • Thumped-hit or strike heavily.
  • Ambled-walk or move at a slow, relaxed pace.
  • Coblestone
    • undefined
  • Mustang
    • undefined
  • Envious-Jealous,envy, anger.
  • Corduroy– is a textile with a distinct pattern.
    • undefined
  • Nudging-touch or push (something) gently or gradually.
  • Gleamed-shine brightly, especially with reflected light.
  • Etched-print, cut,corrode, engrave.
  • Fluttered-fly unsteadily.
  • Riptide-is a strong tidal flow of water.
  • Splattered-splash with a liquid, typically a thick or viscous one.undefined
  • Smeared-mark (something) messily or carelessly with a greasy or sticky substance
  • Trudged-walk slowly and with heavy steps.
  • Anonymity-without name, faceless,unknown.
  • Retreating-move back or withdraw.
  • Gnawing-bite or chew.
  • Supper-an evening meal, typically a light or informal one.
  • Butcher-a person whose trade is cutting up and selling meat in a shop.
  • Kabob
    • undefined
  • Marinated-soak (meat, fish, or other food) in a marinade. undefined
  • Plastered-covered with or made of plaster.
  • Twitched-give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement.
  • Flicked-strike or propel (something) with a sudden quick movement of the fingers.
  • Grinning-smiling broadly.
  • Creepy-causing an unpleasant feeling of fear or unease
  • Cologne
    • undefined
  • Glimpse-a momentary or partial view,glance.
  • Souvenir-a thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event.
  • Hazarajat-s a mountainous region in the central highlands of Afghanistan
  • Flares-a sudden brief burst of bright flame or light.
  • Sizzled-make a hissing sound when frying or cooking.
  • Platter-a large flat dish or plate for serving food.
  • Grinning-smiling broadly.
  • Kneading-massage or squeeze with the hands.


  • Ripped-badly torn.
  • Trundle-an act of moving slowly or heavily.
  • Pitched-throw roughly or casually.
  • Grin-smile broadly.
  • Schwinn
    • undefined
  • Crumpled-collapsed on the ground.
  • Illustration-interpretation or visual explanation of a text.
  • Inflicting-cause (something unpleasant or painful) to be suffered by someone or something.
  • Ragged-old and torn.
  • Wheelbarrows
    • undefined
  • Loquat
    • undefined
  • Blurted-say (something) suddenly and without careful consideration.
  • Wretched-in a very unhappy or unfortunate state.
  • Twirling-to move or cause to move around rapidly and repeatedly in a circle.
  • Twitched-give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement.
  • Slumped-sit, lean, or fall heavily.
  • Trailing-walk or move slowly or wearily.
  • Searing-extremely hot or intense.
    • undefined
  • Retreated-move back or withdraw.
  • Droned-make a continuous low humming sound.
  • Shack-a roughly built cabin.
  • Sluiced-wash freely with a stream or shower of water.
  • Slithering-move smoothly over a surface.
  • Drenched-wet thoroughly,soak.
  • Slumping-sit, lean, or fall heavily.
  • Blurry-not clear.

Upcoming : More Words To Learn. Happy Reading!!!

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