“American Born Chinese” by Gene Luen Yang
5 words from, “American Born Chinese” by Gene Luen Yang.
deity [ dee-i-tee ] 神;女神
A deity is a god or goddess.
Now the monkey king was a deity in his own right.
discipline [ dis–uh-plin ] 训练;纪律;风纪
Discipline is the practice of making people obey rules or standards of behavior, and punishing them when they do not.
He quickly mastered thousands of minor disciplines as well as the four major heavenly disciplines, prerequisites to immortality.
fidget [ fij-it ] 坐立不安;烦躁
If you fidget, you keep moving your hands or feet slightly or changing your position slightly, for example because you are nervous, bored, or excited.
He fidgeted this way and that (monkeys just aren’t very good at waiting) but forced himself to stay in line.
anticipation [ an-tis-uh–pey-shuh n ] 预期;预料;期望;期盼
Anticipation is a feeling of excitement about something pleasant or exciting that you know is going to happen.
By the time the monkey king arrived at the front gate, he was beside himself with anticipation.
sovereign [ sov-rin, sov-er-in ] (人、机构等)拥有最高统治权的
Sovereign is used to describe the person or institution that has the highest power in a country.
“I am the sovereign ruler of flower-fruit mountain, where the flowers bloom year-round and the fruits are heavy with nectar!”