To Kill a Mockingbird, Vocab Flashcards

Terms Definitions
chameleon
ever-changing
contemptuous
scornful
plaited
braided
invective
abusive terms
devoid
completely lacking
temerity
Foolishness; rashness
Abominable
hateful/distasteful (adj)
Baffle
To confuse
Illicit
unauthorized or improper
feeble
lacking strength, weak
vivid
bright, distinct, clear
Sullen
sad or gloomy
seceded
verb: to break away
Supplement
Something added to complete.
Subpoena
order to testify (n)
Ascertained
discovering, making certain and exact
elucidate
to make lucid or clear
diminutive
small in size
 
Sentence: The diminutive puppy was much smaller than the bulldog.
accosted
approached and demanded a conversation
Vapid
Offering nothing that is stimulating and challenging; insipid and boring
Pestilence (n)
fatal disease/plague; anything that causes severe harm
cynical
skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
Persevered
continue in spite of difficulty (v)
Apothecary
the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
chiffarobe
a piece of furniture having both drawers and space for hanging clothes
provocation
n. behavior that causes anger or resentment
Evasion
an act or instance of escaping, avoiding, or shirking something (n)
assuage
to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate:
furtive
done in secret or in an underhanded way
collards
a type of cabbage with very coarse leaves
Chapter 5 Plot Summary:
 
According to Miss Maudie, what two things do foot- washing Baptists believe? 
Chapter 5 Plot Summary:
 
Anything causing pleasure is a sin.
Women are a sin by definition
Chapter 3 Plot Summary:
 
After examining the wisteria vine, what advice does Atticus give Scout to help her understand others?
Chapter 3 Plot Summary:
 
He tells Scout: "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view--" (Lee 30).
Chapter 2 Plot Summary:
 
Why must the farmers and professionals of Maycomb rely on the Barter System?
Chapter 2 Plot Summary:
 
Because the farmers have no money. The stock market "crash" hit them the hardest.Thus, professionals like Atticus must be paid through an exchange of services. 
What does Mr. Nathan Radley know about the intruders in his garden? Why does MIss Stephanie refer to a "negro" over whose head Mr. Nathan has fired? (chapter six)
Nathan thought it was african americans
She just assumed because during that time people were racists so it was easier to not have to prove it
What do you learn about Atticus Finch and his family in this chapter(chapter one)?
atticus finch is a wealthier father and widower, he is a lawyer
he has two children named jem and scout
jem- the son is around 9
scout- the daughter is around 6
Discuss events prior to the scene at the Maycomd jail that shoes the tension and unrest of the town.
The group of men questions: Atticus for taking the case int he first place. They question moving Tom to Maycomb Jail. They fear a mob will try and harm Tom. One might question a genuine concern speaking or if the crowd is driven by "i dont want to be inconvenienced."
Why wont Jem allow scout to brag about atticus at school?
He respects atticus's desire to be known as "one-shot" atticus. He thinks his dads humility is a sign of a gentleman.
Why does Bob Ewell feel so angry with Atticus? Do you think his threat is a real one, and how might he try to get even with Atticus? (chapter twenty two)
Ewell is so angry with a. because he humiliated him in front of the whole town
i know this is a real one because i read the book
bob tries to kill a. kids
habiliment
clothing
malevolent
evil
lavations
washings
eye-tooth
송곳니
innate
inborn
kudzu
climbing vine
duress
feeling threatened
entailment
an inheritance
succinct
brief, concise
tarried
delayed; hesitated
constituted
made up
predicament
an unpleasant situation
altercation
a noisy disagreement
ingenuous
innocent and naive
nebulous
(adj) cloudy, unclear
Profound
Of deep meaning
recluse
living in seclusion
inconspicuous
not obvious; not noticeable
elusive
sophisticated; hard to define;
predilection
preference, a strong liking
teeming
full to overflowing with
sojourn
n- a temporary stay
rudiments
fundamental elements, principles, or skills
illicitly
unlawful, in an illegal manner
concession
a point conceded or yielded
acrimonious
bitter in nature, speech, behavior
ascertain
figure something out for certain
benign
having a kindly disposition; gracious:
philippic
a verbal denunciation characterized by harsh, often insulting language, a tirade
pilgrimage
a journey to a sacred place
formidable (adj.)
causing fear/dread, or apprehension, awe-inspiring
contentious
always ready to argue or fight
inferiority
not being as good as others
Rachel Haverford
Dill's Aunt and Finch's Neighbor
obliquely
in an oblique manner or direction.
fanaticsm
Extreme devotion to a cause; NOT MODERATE; EXTREME
Piety
Devotion to God and observance of religious principles; faithfulness; holiness
prerogative
noun: an exclusive right or priviledge held by a person or group of people
Tenet
an opinion, belief, or principle held to be true
deceit
an act or device intentend to decieve
Relativity
(physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts
calomel
a white tasteless powder used for medicine
Segregation
To separate or isolate from others or from a main body or group.
repertoire
n. The range of skills, aptitudes, or special accomplishments of an individual or group
Undulate
verb; to move with a sinuous or wavelike motion
talcum
a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented
melancholy
a gloomy state of mind, esp. when habitual or prolonged; depression.
circuit solicitor (n.)
a lawyer who travels to different locations to prosecute in trials
changelings
a child secretly put in the place of another / n .
What is the name of the dog Atticus shoots?
TIm Johnson
What was Miss. Maudie's reaction the her house burning down?
She was calm and optimistic because she said the house was to big for her and now she could build a new on that was smaller and would have more room for her gardens.
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