"To Kill a Mockingbird" Unit Flashcards

Terms Definitions
umbrage
offense
ruefully
regretfully
warily
cautiously
placidly
calm
vehemently
forcefully
consent
approval
disapprobation
disapproval
aggravate
make worse
lavations
baths, washings
assuaged
soothed; relieved
rectitude
moral virtue
impudent
insolent; disrespectful
staccato
cut short
altercation
noisy dispute
scrunity
inspection, examination
Invective
Insult, abusive language
Tactful
polite, diplomatic, considerate
condescension
arrogance, haughtiness, patronizing
vapid
unexciting, dull, lifeless
livid
extremly angry, furious
apthothecary
pharmacist or druggist
contemptuous
scornful; feeling distain
sojourn
a temporary stay:
What was the "bear"?
heat
induced
brought about or caused
Provocation
The act of provoking
succinct
(adj) clear and brief
acrimonious
anger, bitter; nasty; spiteful
edification
moral improvement or guidance
Acquiescence
Acceptance with some reluctance, agreement with reservation
Eula May
Maycomb's leading telephone operator
fiction
compositions based on imaginative thoughts that are not factual and usually composed in prose
Ominous
Being or exhibiting an omen
feeble
physically weak from old age
subsequent
following in time or order
Enamored
inspired by love; cativated by love
contemporaries
a person(s) of the same age
allegory
things and people represent entirely different things
Piety
definition: devotion and revernce to God
usage: noun
synonym: reverence
antonym:irreverence
sentence: the man was noted for his piety and devotion to the church
derivatives: pietism, pietistic
Indigenous
originating or occurring naturally in aparticular place
erratic
inconsistent in conduct, opinions, or behavior
Libel
something spoken, written, or drawn that injures a person's good name
unmitigated
not mitigated; not softened or lessened:
austere
severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor
beadle
(noun) a church usher responsible for keeping order
malignant
dangerous or harmful in influence or effect
Heck Tate
tall and thin, long-nosed, boots, lumber jacket,
Tranquility
quality or state of being tranquil; calmness; peacefulness; quiet; serenity
adjourned
to suspend the gathering/ meeting for a future
gallantly
(adv.)politly: in the manner of a gentleman
evasion
(n) avoidance or escape by deceit or cleverness
condescend
do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
entailment
a legal situation regarding the use of inherited property, something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)
According to Scout are her and Dill supposed to get married?
Yes
Walter Cunningham
Son of Mr. Walter Cunningham and classmate of Scout. Walter cannot afford lunch one day at school and accidentally gets Scout in trouble.
sullen
showing irritation or ill humor by a gloomy silence or reserve.
to be on tenterhooks
tenterhooks were sued 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"
accosted
v. to approach and speak to boldly or aggressively
Fascination with Boo Radley
Boo acts as a fairytale like the
"It's bad children like you makes the seasons change."
Mr. Avery to Scout/Jem about the terrible winter
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