Too Many Tamales

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Too Many Tamales:

Mrs. Berg’s Class Too Many Tamales

batch:

a group of baked goods that are cooked at one time batch

chattered:

Talked quickly and nonstop; made rapid speech like sounds chattered

confess:

to say or admit something that one has done wrong confess

corn husks:

the coverings on ears of corn corn husks

delicious:

something that tastes very good delicious

diamond:

clear and very valuable gem stone diamond

drifted:

Moved along by air or water drifted

dusk:

the time in the evening just before it gets dark dusk

gasped:

To catch the breath sharply, as from shock gasped

gently:

easily handled (not wild) gently

glittered:

Be shiny, as if wet glittered

glob:

A lump or pile of an object glob

groan:

A sound that indicates pain or discomfort groan

interrupt:

Make a break or disrupt. Destroy the peace of something. Interfere with someone else's activity interrupt

jewel:

A beautiful stone that is worth a lot of money. Diamonds, rubies, and emeralds are all examples of this jewel

kneaded:

Mixed clay or dough with the hand by pressing and squeezing it over and over kneaded

masa:

A Spanish word for dough made of corn flour, shortening, and water; used to make tamales. masa

mouthful:

as much as one mouth will hold mouthful

nudged:

To push against gently nudged

piped up:

said eagerly piped up

plopping:

dropping down onto something plopping

scolded:

To talk to someone because of bad behavior scolded

scraped off:

rub off with something sharp like a fingernail or knife scraped off

shock:

The feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally. shock

skidded:

to slide in an unexpected direction skidded

snipping:

cutting with scissors snipping

sobbed:

To cry having to catch your breath sobbed

spread:

To make flow over a surface. Move with a knife across a bread or other food spread

steamed:

Rise as vapor steamed

tamales:

(Mexican) corn and cornmeal dough stuffed with a meat mixture then wrapped in corn husks and steamed. tamales

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