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Mike dedicated1 himself to his studies with more determination than ever. He listened intently as Professor Knight2 broke down the science of scaring. "Ready position," the professor said as the students took their stances. "Common Crouch," he instructed them. "I want to see matted fur and yellowed teeth! Show me some slobber! Drool is a tool! Use it!" Mike growled3 and slobbered for all he was worth.
The professor walked around the room, making adjustments in the students' poses. When he got to Sulley, he stopped. "Now, here is a monster who looks like a Scarer!" he said. Mike glared at Sulley, who was grinning.
"If you want a hope of passing this class, you better eat, breathe, and sleep scaring," the professor warned the students.
Mike took the teacher's advice to heart. He read piles of books, memorizing different scare techniques. He practiced for hours, roaring in the mirror.
Sulley used his textbooks, too — but not quite the same way. He used them to steady a Ping-Pong table at the ROR fraternity house.
Days passed and Mike never quit. Fall football arrived on campus, but Mike paid no attention. Instead, he spent hours in his room while Randy quizzed him.
"Fear of spiders?" Randy asked.
"Arachnophobia," Mike answered quickly.
"Fear of thunder?"
"Keraunophobia," Mike replied.
"Fear of chopsticks?"
"Consecotaleophobia," Mike said. He looked up impatiently. "What is this, kindergarten? Give me a hard one."
The semester continued, and Mike's efforts began to pay off . For a quiz, Professor Knight listed multiple-choice answers on the chalkboard. Mike's hand shot up first. "The answer is C, 'Fangs4.'"
"Well done, Mr. Wazowski," Professor Knight said.
"A clown running in the dark!" Mike conf idently answered the professor's next question.
"Right again!" Professor Knight told him.
"Warts5, boils, and moles6, in that order," Mike said, totally dominating the test.
"Outstanding!" Professor Knight said, impressed. Sulley looked over to Mike and gave him a nasty look. But Mike didn't care. He knew he'd get the last laugh. It was October, and the semester was half over. The midterm exam was the next day.
After the exam, Sulley walked down the steps of the School of Scaring, holding his test results. He grinned and gave Johnny a thumbs-up. He'd passed. Johnny put an arm around him. Then Mike came dashing down the stairs, happily waving his A-plus score.
Sulley unfolded his exam to reveal a lowly C-minus. Johnny and the RORs exchanged a worried look. And for the first time, Sulley wasn't feeling that warm, ROR brotherly love.
Mike, however, was f ired up. He couldn't wait to take the final exam. Even when he was working at his student job, he studied. Every day, he punched in his work-study card and then steered7 a f loor polisher with one hand while holding a book on scare tactics with the other. He was so focused that he paid no attention to his surroundings. Other students had to jump out of his way as he tore past.
In the classroom, Mike showed his technique to Professor Knight. He expertly displayed all the important poses: Pirhana-Jaw, Ogre's Slump8, even the Zombie Snarl9. "That's some remarkable10 improvement, Michael," Professor Knight said.
When it was his turn, Sulley stood, made a scary face, and let out an incredible roar. But Professor Knight shook his head and said, "One frightening face does not a Scarer make, Mr. Sullivan." Sulley sat back down, his confidence fraying11.
Afterward12, Mike went back to his dorm room and ripped another page of f his calendar. The day for the final exams was circled in red. This was it. December had finally arrived!


1 dedicated duHzy2     
  • He dedicated his life to the cause of education.他献身于教育事业。
  • His whole energies are dedicated to improve the design.他的全部精力都放在改进这项设计上了。
2 knight W2Hxk     
  • He was made an honourary knight.他被授予荣誉爵士称号。
  • A knight rode on his richly caparisoned steed.一个骑士骑在装饰华丽的马上。
3 growled 65a0c9cac661e85023a63631d6dab8a3     
v.(动物)发狺狺声, (雷)作隆隆声( growl的过去式和过去分词 );低声咆哮着说
  • \"They ought to be birched, \" growled the old man. 老人咆哮道:“他们应受到鞭打。” 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He growled out an answer. 他低声威胁着回答。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 fangs d8ad5a608d5413636d95dfb00a6e7ac4     
n.(尤指狗和狼的)长而尖的牙( fang的名词复数 );(蛇的)毒牙;罐座
  • The dog fleshed his fangs in the deer's leg. 狗用尖牙咬住了鹿腿。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • Dogs came lunging forward with their fangs bared. 狗龇牙咧嘴地扑过来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
5 warts b5d5eab9e823b8f3769fad05f1f2d423     
n.疣( wart的名词复数 );肉赘;树瘤;缺点
  • You agreed to marry me, warts and all! 是你同意和我结婚的,我又没掩饰缺陷。 来自辞典例句
  • Talk about trying to cure warts with spunk-water such a blame fool way as that! 用那样糊涂蛋的方法还谈什么仙水治疣子! 来自英汉文学 - 汤姆历险
6 moles 2e1eeabf4f0f1abdaca739a4be445d16     
防波堤( mole的名词复数 ); 鼹鼠; 痣; 间谍
  • Unsightly moles can be removed surgically. 不雅观的痣可以手术去除。
  • Two moles of epoxy react with one mole of A-1100. 两个克分子环氧与一个克分子A-1100反应。
7 steered dee52ce2903883456c9b7a7f258660e5     
v.驾驶( steer的过去式和过去分词 );操纵;控制;引导
  • He steered the boat into the harbour. 他把船开进港。
  • The freighter steered out of Santiago Bay that evening. 那天晚上货轮驶出了圣地亚哥湾。 来自《简明英汉词典》
8 slump 4E8zU     
  • She is in a slump in her career.她处在事业的低谷。
  • Economists are forecasting a slump.经济学家们预言将发生经济衰退。
9 snarl 8FAzv     
  • At the seaside we could hear the snarl of the waves.在海边我们可以听见波涛的咆哮。
  • The traffic was all in a snarl near the accident.事故发生处附近交通一片混乱。
10 remarkable 8Vbx6     
  • She has made remarkable headway in her writing skills.她在写作技巧方面有了长足进步。
  • These cars are remarkable for the quietness of their engines.这些汽车因发动机没有噪音而不同凡响。
11 fraying 8f4a5676662cf49d0a0ccb11a13f77dd     
v.(使布、绳等)磨损,磨破( fray的现在分词 )
  • The cuffs of his shirt were fraying. 他衬衣的袖口磨破了。
  • Support for the leader was fraying at the edges. 对这位领导人的支持已经开始瓦解。 来自《简明英汉词典》
12 afterward fK6y3     
  • Let's go to the theatre first and eat afterward. 让我们先去看戏,然后吃饭。
  • Afterward,the boy became a very famous artist.后来,这男孩成为一个很有名的艺术家。
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