Poppa’s New Pants

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Poppa’s New Pants
Vocabulary
uproar

noisy excitement and confusion
plaid

having a pattern of stripes that cross
each other
pattern

a repeated design or decoration
fabric

cloth
draped

hung loosely in folds
Peter’s pants were draped over
the hangar.
hem
to fold back and sew down the edges
of something
Aunt Mary is going to put a hem
in my blue skirt.
brother-in-law

the man who is married to your sister
My mom and dad were
visiting with my mom’s
brother-in-law.
mended

repaired by sewing; fixed
The rip in my sister’s dress
needed to be mended.
pallet

bed or mattress on the floor
crouched

sat low to the floor or ground
wheezed

breathed hard with a whistling sound
Harry’s uncle wheezed as he
completed his exercise routine.
rustling

a quick, soft, fluttering sound
We heard the rustling of the
leaves as the breeze blew them
to the ground.
mustering

gathering together enough courage or
strength
Mrs. Tyler was mustering up the strength to
knock on the strangers
door.
dozed off

fell into a light sleep
armadillo

an animal with a hard shell that may
roll up into a ball if attacked
limbs

arms and legs
haunting

a ghostly visit
scurried

moved around hurriedly
sanctuary

the main room of a place of worship
knickers

short, loose pants gathered below the
knee

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