To Kill a Mockingbird Vocabulary List Flashcards

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amiable
friendly
Mollified
calmed
contentious
argumentative
devoid
lacking/ empty
Furtive
Secret; Stealthy
(adjective)
iniquity
(noun) wickedness
prowess
kill or prestige
livid
(adj) extremely angry
Adjective- Bad-tempered, argumentative, uncooperative, and quarrelsome. Ex: Mrs. Dubose.
Cantankerous
protrude
stuck out/ bulge outward
passé
(adj) out of style
taciturn
habitually reserved and uncommunicative
Repertoire (part of speech)
Noun
ingenuous 88
innocent, simple; frank, sincere
Inordinate
exceeding reasonable limits, excessive (extravagant, extreme.).
Teem
to be full, abound, swarm
manacles
restraints usually for the hands/ handcuffs
taciturn (adj.)
almost always silent or reserved
relic
(n)
an object suriving from an earlier time, esp. one of historical or sentimental interest.
succinct
brief and to the point; terse; concise
magisterial
(adj) with a dignified, sedate, or pompous manner
dispensation
a release from an obligation or promise. In this case, by offering friendship to Walter and promising that Scout won't fight with him, Jem dispenses her threat to fight with him anymore.
Malevolent
wishing evil to happen to others; showing ill will
relent
v. to become less severe; to give in
entail(ment)
(verb or noun) property held by the state until one pays his/her taxes
to be on tenterhooks
tenterhooks were used to hold/stretch clothing as it was being made in a factor; now used as in "we waited on tenterhooks to see if Aunt Sally's tumor was malignant or benign"
Condescend (definition)
(1) To descend to a less formal or dignified level; to stoop. (2) To assume an air of superiority
pilgrimage
journey
devout
devoted
auspicious
fortunate
abominable
horrid/ terrible
placid
(adj) calm
infuriated
angered greatly
caliber
quality or type
benign
kind and gentle
Serene
calm, placid. (tranquil.).
Desolate
deserted, without inhabitants, barren
acquit
to pronounce not guilty
contemptuosly
always ready to argue
Melancholy
n. sadness; a gloomy disposition
complacency
the state of being self-satisfied
indigenous
native to a certain area
Fractious
stubbornly resistant to authority or control
fey
having or displaying another world or magical aspect/ magical
aberrations
deviations from the usual or right way
gratuity
a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
repertoire
(noun) list or supply of dramas, operas, pieces, etc. that a person is prepared to perform; supply of skills, etc. used in a particular field, occupation or practice
condescended (v.)
agreed to do something that you believe to be beneath your dignity
Acrimonious
caustic, a person who is filled with anger and hate.
ethics (n)
moral principles or code of right and wrong
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