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"The Lemonade War" by Jacqueline Davies, Chapters 1–4

January 2, 2019
Siblings Evan and Jessie engage in an all-out war to sell the most lemonade before school starts.

Here are links to our lists for the novel: Chapters 1–4, Chapters 5–9, Chapters 10–14
slump
slump (slŭmp) n. A drop in the activity of a business or the economy.
humiliate
Evan knew he was being mean, and he hated being mean, especially to her. But he couldn't help it. He was so angry and so humiliated and so full of bats, there was nothing else he could be.
dissolution
breakup (brāk'up') n. Dissolution of a unit, an organization, or a group of organizations. The Justice Department sometimes forces the breakup of a large corporation into several smaller companies.
corporation
breakup (brāk'up') n. Dissolution of a unit, an organization, or a group of organizations. The Justice Department sometimes forces the breakup of a large corporation into several smaller companies.
puny
He would show them all that she was okay. Not some puny second-grader who didn't really belong.
fluorescent
This was the first year Jessie was old enough to participate, and she had begged her mom to buy foam core and gel pens and fluorescent paper and special stickers for her display.
determined
She was determined to win the prize money: a hundred dollars!
joint
joint venture ( joint vĕn'char) n. Two or more people joining forces to sell a certain amount of goods or to work on a single project. When the goods are sold or the project is finished, the joint venture ends.
venture
joint venture (joint vĕn'char) n. Two or more people joining forces to sell a certain amount of goods or to work on a single project. When the goods are sold or the project is finished, the joint venture ends.
vendor
It was one of those large red plastic cups that vendors use at professional baseball games.
infestation
His mom had been battling a mad fruit-fly infestation ever since the weather had turned really warm.
tense
Evan's shoulders tensed up.
expectant
"Dude, you're—" Evan sat up expectantly and looked down the street. "Hey, here comes our first customer."
pedestrian
Within five minutes, there was a small crowd of neighborhood kids and pedestrians buying lemonade from the stand.
consultant
Mrs. Treski knew about these things because she was a public relations consultant.
client
She'd even written a booklet called Ten Bright Ideas to Light Up Your Sales for one of her clients.
lull
During a lull in business, Evan walked all around the stand, picking up discarded plastic cups.
optimist
That sounded high, even to him, but Evan was an optimist.
ferocious
The sun beat down on them so ferociously that it was easy to imagine the sidewalk cracking open and swallowing them whole.
hatch
They sat in silence, feeling the heat suck away every bit of their energy. Evan was hatching a plan.
drone
He imagined himself wearing it as he walked to school. Wearing it on the playground. Hey, Megan. Yeah, it’s my iPod. Sweet, huh? Wearing it in class when the teacher droned on about fractions and percents.
scramble
While Scott was scrambling for his hat, Evan said, "Just hang here for a minute, okay?" and set off down the street.
sneer
Evan couldn't believe it: She sneered at him.
chant
All the kids from Mrs. Pawley's backyard were chanting, "Lemon-ADE! Lemon-ADE! Lemon-ADE!"
stalk
And then he stalked off, all stiff-legged and bristly.
bristly
And then he stalked off, all stiff-legged and bristly.
hybrid
Or when she accidentally—well, not accidentally, but how was she supposed to know?—picked the red flowers in Grandma's garden that were a hybrid experiment.
pathetic
From past experience, she'd learned that having a lemonade stand alone wasn't considered cool—it was considered pathetic.
cheapskate
You don't want to pour less than that, or people will say you're being a cheapskate.
verge
And just when Jessie and Megan were on the verge of running out, Mrs. Moriarty went to the store and bought three more cans—free of charge!

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