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    bumptious rush

    Placed in a small, experiemetal school that was wrong for me, afraid to join my peers in their bumptious rush into adolescent boyhood, i withdrew into passivity and loneliness.

    what does "to join my peers in their bumptious rush into adolescent boyhood" mean here?
    thanks

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    Re: bumptious rush

    Quote Originally Posted by mengta
    what does "to join my peers in their bumptious rush into adolescent boyhood" mean here?
    thanks
    Well, I'm not a native...my mother tongue is Persian, but this is what I get:

    When boys (who are peers here) reach adolescence they change rapidly (bumptious rush) both physically and mentally. And this person is not able to be like them.

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    Re: bumptious rush

    I would agree with that.

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