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To Kill a Mockingbird Vocabulary Assuage relieve Habiliments clothes Taciturn silent Contentious Arguments Vapid uninteresting Persevere Continue in spite of difficulty Predilection preference Succinct Briefly stated Nebulous hazy, indistinct Acquiescence acceptance Entailment Property limited to certain heirs Aggregation group Condescens ion Treat others as inferior Encumber Hinder, burden Auspicious favorable Elucidate explain Scuppernon g grape Connivance Consent to wrongdoing Pestilence Epidemic disease Litigant Person involved in a lawsuit Edification Process of instruction or improvement Corroborate confirm Ascertain To find out for sure Glean To pick through Aberration Different from normal Acrimonious Harsh, biting Lineament Characteristic feature, usually of the face Mollify To soothe, to soften Umbrage Offense or displeasure Volition Ones own choosing Philippic Harsh statements Temerity Boldness Rectitude righteousness Feral Savage, fierce Interdict Official restraint Sordid Ignoble, dirty Palliation To lessen seriousness Pinion Bound fast Cantankero us Quarrelsome Stolid unemotional Vocabulary Units 1-5 Approbatio n (n) The expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval Innuendo (n) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense) Assuage (v) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench Hiatus (n) a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing) Coalition n) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose Hackneye d (adj.) used so often as to lack freshness or originality Decadenc e (n) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self- indulgence Expostulat e (v) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course of decision by earnest reasoning Elicit (v) to draw forth; bring out from some source (such as another person) Intercede v) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement Jaded (adj.) wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated to excessive indulgence) Lurid (adj.) causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack or restraint Meritoriou s (adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise Petulant (adj.) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset Prerogativ e (n) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence Simulate (v) to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of Provincial (adj.) pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward; of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside; (n) a person with a narrow point of view Drivel (n) salvia or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense (v) to let saliva flow from the mouth ; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter ... View Full Document

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