To Kill A Mockingbird vocab 5 Flashcards

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dictum
rule
appalling
disgusting
erratic
irregular
enact
act out
edification
education; instruction
reverent
full of respect
ghoul
an evil demon
indicted
accused of a crime
devoured
destroyed. as if by eating
Taciturn
(of a person) reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little
waning
becoming less bright, intense, or strong.
Morbid
characterized by or appealing to an unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, esp. death and disease
contraband
anything prohibited by law from being imported or exported
stolidly
not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive.
Eccentric
a person with an unusual or odd personality
compromise
an agreement in which two sides of an argument make together
disapprobation
disapproval
formidable
awe-inspiring
tartly
sharply
distrustful
Cynical
umbrage
offense
Futility
ineffectiveness
strictures
criticism
infalable
perfect;unerring
rudiments
basic principles
diminutive
very small
tranquility
peacefulness; serenity
pestilence
a plague
perpetual
continuous, everlasting
caliber
n. quality
Irked
annoyed; bothered
fractious
mean or angry
quell
to subdue; calm
forbade
strength of mind
eccentricities (n.)
oddities; unconventionalities
contemptuous
expressing extreme contempt
premise
assumption or hypothesis
unfathomable
cannot be understood
Imprudent
Lacking discretion; not cautious
Ramshackle
appearing ready to collapse
bovine
resembling cow, ox, sluggish
infallible
trustworthy, unfailing, flawless, incapable of being wrong
auspicious
attended by favorable circumstances
vexations
worries, troubles, or annoyances
2 eccentricities
oddities or peculiarities
Moral responsibility
Atticus in motivated by...
Heathen
An irreligious, uncultured, or uncivilized person
frivolous
lacking in seriousness or importance
Whose house burns down?
Miss Maudie's
innate
existing naturally rather than aquired
antagonize
to make an enemy; to oppose
Unsullied
adj. not soiled, tarnished or dirty
tacit
unspoken or understood without being discussed
open-ended
1. state title, author, and question
2. nouns before pronouns
3. answer all parts of the question, 1 paragraph per question
4. use examples from the text
5. make a connection
Invective
insulting, abusive, or highly critical (noun)
subsequent
occurring or coming later or after/ following in order or succession
Stealthy
acting with caution and secrecy to avoid notice
ensuing (adj.)
Something that ensues is something that comes immediately after something else.
benevolence
an act intending or showing kindness and good will
meteorological
anything to do with meteorology or weather
criteria
requirements or standards used to make a decision
Gaped
To stare wondering or stupidly, often with the mouth open
assuage
to ease, to relieve, to make less painful
corroborating evidence
evidence which helps to strengthen a postion
smilax
(n) a bright green twinning vine often used for holiday decorations
Malevolent
(adj.) wishing harm / evil to others; evil
arbitrated
(v) to judge or decide as a third party
What name does Burris call Ms. Caroline
A snot-nosed slut
whittles
to cut away thin shavings of wood and produce a recognizable object
recluse
(n.) a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world
What trick did Atticus try to teach Scout?
See things from other points of view.
friendly
Amiable
Vapid
Flat;uninteresting
Acquiescence
acceptance
malignant
dangerous
eluded
escaped
monosyllabic
one sound
beadle
county officer
burdensome
adj- unpleasant
crimson
dark red
rectitude
moral integrity
gravely
(adv.): seriously
mollified
adj. soothed,calmed
obstreperous
noisy and unruly
indigenous
innate; inherent; natural
apprehension
fearful feeling; dread
flighty (adj.)
foolish; irresponsible
Passé
out of fashion
contentious
tending to arue
burgle
commit a burglary
piety
holiness; devotion to religion
Discernible
Capable of being distinguished.
dispel
force to go away
Mr. Avery
Brave, nasty/sarcastic, chubby
corroborative
to make more certain
Heck Tate
Sheriff of Maycomb
Perplexity
the condition of being puzzled
assuaged
to lessen or to calm
dreary
(adj) causing sadness or gloom
Who beat Mayella Ewell?
Bob Ewell
amiable
diffusing warmth and friendliness, adjective
ruefully 215
exciting pity or sympathy
facade
a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant; FAKE FRONT aka POKER FACE
sullen
adj. gloomy; resentfully silent or repressed; dismal
Unmitigated
Not softened or lessened; unrelieved, unabated
Pilgrimage
a journey to a sacred place
Succinct
(adj.) Marked by compact precise expression without wasted words
furtive
attempting to avoid notice or attention
bode
to be an omen for something
Lacerated
having edges that are jagged from injury
cordiality
...a gesture of [blank] that cemented our friendship.
pilgrimage (n.)
in this instance, a long walk
wane
v. to lessen or diminish in size
hookah
an oriental tobacco pipe with a flexible tube that draws smoke through a bowl of water
acrimonious
bitter or sharp in language or tone
prejudice
n. a judgment or opinion, usually negative, against a person or group, not based on facts or knowledge, often based on stereotypes.
condescended
to come down voluntarily to the level of inferiors
melancholy
noun - a tendency to be gloomy, depressed, or sad (can also be an adjective)
onslaught
a violent attack; a sudden rush of something
volition
the act of power;of making ones own choices/decisions
mandrake roots
roots of a poisonous plant thought to of had magical powers
Scout and Jem had free reign of Miss Maudie's lawn as long as they stayed out of her ______
Azeleas
edification 14-138. "for my edification and instruction."
n. intellectual or moral improvement; enlightenment. Latin: facere; to make. "instruction."
What is the hypocrisy revealed in the conversation of the ladies of the missionary aid society?
They preached equality but when it came to Tom Robinson they disregarded it.
umbradge
offense
pensive
thoughtful
ingenuous
Innocent
Brash
.
articulate
expressive
caricatures
exaggerated imitations/representations
Cleave
to split
Aberration (85)
deviation
lament
mournful sound
discreet
carefylly phrased; cautious
guilelessness
(n) innocence, naivete
dispensation
exempt from rules
protrusion
something sticking out
Dill
charles baker harris
curiosity
Scout is motivated by...
disposition
unusual mood: teperament: nature
profane
showing disrespect towards God
complacently
in a self-satisfied manner
mausoleum
stone tomb above ground
indulged
give into ones pleasures
integrity
commitment to moral principles
Palliation
something that eases without curing
acquiesce
to agree pasively, comply, consent
garish
glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way
erratically
strangely; different than normal (adverb)
fatalistic
accepting all events as inevitable
sentimentality
excessive tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia
indigenous(adj.)
Produced, growing, or living naturally in a region.
Lee returned where after publishing her book?
monroeville
oppressive
Adjective. causing discomfort by being incredibly intense; overbearing
What is the point of view?
first person
unimpaired
not damaged or diminished in any respect
disperse
To send, drive, or distribute in different directions
corroborate
establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
turbulent
characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
pauper
a very poor person; one without means of financial support
foray
(noun or verb) as noun, sudden or irregular attack for war or spoils; raid
Bob Ewell
A drunken, mostly unemployed member of Maycomb's poorest family. In his knowingly wrongful accusation that Tom Robinson raped his daughter, Ewell represents the dark side of the South: ignorance, poverty, squalor, and hate-filled racial prejudice.
prowess
a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation
amble
To go at a slow, easy pace; stroll; saunter
vexations (n.)
To vex is to annoy, so a vexation is something that causes annoyance or problems.
What does Uncle Jack do each year at christmas time?
he yells across the street to Miss. Maudie asking her to marry him, and visites the finches
chattel
slave
scrutiny
examination
predilection
preference
tedious
boring
impertinence
rudeness
MEDITATIVE
Reflective
shinny
homemade alcohol
sordid
morally impure
flighty
irresponsibly frivolous
riled (adj.)
angry
poise
self-assured manner
feral
wild, untamed
elusive
hard to grasp
"seb'm"
nickels Mayella saves
candid
open and honest
iniquities
wickedness; gross injustice
contentment
noun
state of happiness
felony
a major crime
arid (adj.)
dry; without expression
nether
located beneath or below
tirade
a long negative speech
wary
watchful, being on guard
Temerity
reckless boldness SYN: impulsiveness ANT: forethought
fluctuation
n. marked by irregular changes
inaudible
too quiet to be heard
tentative
adj. unsure; uncertain or cautious
n. deterioration; worsening; the process of declining in quality
degeneration
cantankerous
disagreeable to deal with; contentious; peevish:
Caricature
Exaggerated picture meant to be comical
tousled
messed up (like messed up hair)
concessions
acts of acknowledging and accepting the opposing party's point
aggregation
several things grouped together or considered as a whole
Jessie
is Mrs. Dubose'swho has an addiction to morphine) black caregiver. She is the woman who shoos the children out when Mrs. Dubose has her fits, and she seems to care enormously for Mrs. Dubose. However, she is unfairly treated.
exhilarated
(adj.) made somebody feel cheerful or excited.
shrift
remission of sins pronounced by a priest
Entailment
involve as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence
tactfully
using skill in dealing with delicate or difficult situations
Austere
serious, strict, severe in manner or appearance
nocturnal
of or pertaining to the night (
untidy, as in dress or appearance; not concerned with personal hygiene
slovenly
prowness (noun)
skill or expertise in a particular activity or field
Desolate
(Of a place) deserted and causing one to feel sad or frightened
contemptuous (adj.)
the feeling that someone or something is beneath your or is worthless
turbulent 169
characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
ethnics (n.)
moral principles or code of right or wrong
Who appears in the middle of the night at the Finches'?
Dill
title dispute
a legal fight over the ownership of a particular piece of property
Why does Atticus warn his kids not to shoot a mockingbird?
It destroys innocence.
futile
useless
encumber
burdened
peril
danger
vexation
annoyance
elucidate
explain; clarify
dispelled
driven away
horrid
exceedingly bad
affluent
rich; wealthy
altercation
noisy quarrel
expunge
to erase
complacent
self-satisfied, overly content
purloined
stolen, thieved, taken
dim
unclear; not strong
Irrelevant
An off topic statement
Duress
compulsory force or threat
benign
(adj.): kind and gentle
rendered
to cause, to become
Harper Lee
Who is the author?
Badger
To tease, pester or harass
Mitigate
To make less hard or tough
Morphodite (8)
the colloquial meaning for hermaphrodite
(1. an individual in which reproductive organs of both sexes are present. Compare pseudohermaphrodite.
2.
Biology . an organism, as an earthworm or plant, having normally both the male and female organs of generation.
3.
a person or thing in which two opposite qualities are combined.)
"When Scout called Jem a morphodite, she was referring to the fact that he was trying to be an adult while still a kid, and that he doesn't act like the child Jem anymore."
prickly
having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
Trousseau
the possessions, such as clothing and linens, that a bride assembles for her marriage
conferred
To meet in order to deliberate together or compare views; consult
apothecary
someone who gives medical advice and services
concession
the act of conceding or yielding, yeilding a point in an argument
Congenital
Adj. referring to a condition that exists at birth
neutrality (n.)
the condition of being neutral; not taking part in either side of a controversy.
convicted
to prove or declare guility after a legal trial
undulate
to move with a sinuous or wavelike motion; display a smooth rising-and-falling or side-to-side alternation of movement:
tacit (adj.)
An agreement, or, in this case, a "treaty" that is tacit is one that has been silently agreed upon. Thus, the children know that they can play on Miss Maudie's front lawn even though she never directly told them that it was all right to do so.
How do the Cunninghams pay their debts?
By giving people crops and wood
devoid
empty
Anim
spirit
encumbered
prevented
fluctuations
changes; shifts
emcumbered
hindered, burdened
inordinately
(adv.), extremely
adamant
adj., unshakeable
Pronouncement
an declaration
entity
a being
sojourn
a temporary stay
perpetrate
carried out; committed
impotent
lacking power or ability
antonym for turbulent
calm; mild
Reminiscent
Awakening memories of something similar
obliquely
(adv.) not straightforward : indirect
frank
direct and unreserved in speech
induce
move by persuasion or influence
11. Contentious
Tending to argument or strife
affirmed
(vb.) to state or declare positively
Simon Finch
"a fur-trapping apothecary from Cornwall whose piety was exceeded only by his stinginess."
Irony
incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
exodus
(n) a great movement of people
vocation
the particular occupation for which you are trained
asafoetida
bad smelling resin used to treat certain illnesses
unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
provocation (n)
Mrs. Dubose
character that teaches courage and human understanding
What is Scout's real name?
Jean Louise Finch
navigate
to direct or manage on its course
appall
to fill or overcome with horror, consternation, or fear; dismay:
Assuage verb
to make an unpleasant feeling less intense
It was believed that Lee's mother suffered from
Bipolar Disorder
transition
a passage that connects a topic to one that follows
"'I have nothing to pity in my heart for the chief witness for the state, but my pity does not extend so far as to her putting a man's life at stake, which she has done in an effort to get ride of her own guilt'"
Atticus
She tempted a negro
What social norm did Mayella go against?
how do you cite from the text
use proper rules, cannot stand alone, quote it, by transferring from one text to your writing and by giving the author credit
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