Thin skinned sensitive unimpaired adj unhurt

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(adj.): thin-skinned; sensitive unimpaired (adj.): unhurt; undamaged volition (n.): will. Scout is saying that someone like Tom would never go into somebody's yard on his own or unless he had been invited to do so, and would never do so of his own will or volition . Chapter 20 aridity (n.): dryness attentive (adj.): paying attention; observant caliber (n.): quality
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*capital charge (adj. + n.): a charge for a crime that is punishable by death* corroborative (adj.): To corroborate is to strengthen and support. Corroborative evidence, in a trial, is evidence that makes a case stronger. Atticus is telling the jury that there is no evidence to strengthen the case against Tom. corrupting (vb.): To corrupt someone is to bring that person down to a lower moral level. Since it at first appears that Mr. Raymond has given Dill liquor to drink, it would seem that he is corrupting him. cynical (adj.): To be cynical, in this case, means to believe that people are only motivated in what they do out of selfishness; that no one truly behaves or does something out of sincerity. Atticus's mention of the witnesses' cynical confidence refers to the fact that they are selfish and self-centered enough to think that everyone will believe their story. detachment (n.): the state of being disinterested or unemotional discreet (adj.): carefully phrased; cautious fraud (n.): a lie; a deception indicted (vb.): formally accused; charged iota (n.): a very small amount minute (adj.): exact; precise (pronounced: my - NEWT) pauper (n.): an extremely poor person perpetrated (vb.): committed temerity (n.): foolish or rash boldness unmitigated (adj.): out-and-out absolute Chapter 21 acquit (vb.): clear of a charge; find not guilty exhilarated (adj.): cheerful, merry indignant (adj.): angry Chapter 22 cynical (adj.): a cynic is someone who often belittles or makes fun of someone else. Aunt Alexandra tells Dill that his remarks about his own Aunt's drinking habits are cynical , especially since, as a child, Dill should have more respect for his elders. fatalistic (adj.): To be fatalistic about something is to accept the event as though it were inevitable; that is, that nothing could be done to change or alter it. feral (adj.): wild; savage heathen (adj.): unenlightened; without religion or morals ruefully (adv.): regretfully Chapter 23 commutes (vb.): changes; makes less severe dry (adj.): clever but subtle furtive (adj.): sneaky
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infantile (adj.): childish statute (n.): law vehement (adj.): full of emotion and strong feeling wary (adj.): cautious wryly (adv.): humorously; slightly sarcastic Chapter 24 apprehension (n.): In this case, fear bellows (n.): a machine that allows air to be pumped through a system; in this case, an organ bovine (adj.): cow-like brevity (n.): shortness devout (adj.): devoted to religion hypocrites (n.): people who pretend to be something they are not impertinence (n.): disrespect largo (adj.): Largo is a direction used in music which means "at a very slow tempo." Mrs. Merriweather is apparently speaking to Scout very slowly.
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