Thursday, April 2, 2009

Universidad de Costa Rica
Reading Techniques
Prof. Robertho Mesén Hidalgo

An American Finding Her Chinese Face

Amaze: to overwhelm with surprise or sudden wonder; astonish greatly
Oversea: countries or territories across the sea or ocean
Foreign: of, pertaining to, or derived from another country or nation; not native: foreign cars.
Fix: to put in order or in good condition; adjust or arrange
Fortunate: having good fortune; receiving good from uncertain or unexpected sources; lucky
Tune: agreement in pitch; unison; harmony.
Melting pot: the conversion of different and many cultures in one particular zone or country.
Encourage: to inspire with courage, spirit, or confidence
Bargain: an advantageous purchase
Spit out: to eject saliva from the mouth
Despite: even though
Fit: adapted or suited; appropriate
Still: remaining in place or at rest; motionless; stationary
Disbelief: the inability or refusal to believe or to accept something as true
Struggle: to advance with violent effort
Perhaps: maybe; possibly

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