To Kill a Mockingbird Vocab Words Flashcards

Charles Baker
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discernible
understandable
fractious
unruly
pensive
thoughtful
pinion
restrain
lichen
fungus
waning
decreasing
alleged
supposed
purloined
stolen
tacit
implied silently
obstreperous
unruly; noisy
sibilant
hissing sound
gravitate
move toward
amiable
gracious, friendly
furtive
secretive; stealthy
inconspicuous
adj
not noticeable
rectitude
honest, upright, righteous
Feral
wild and menacing
assuaged
lessened, eased, relieved
libel
an unfavorable impression
Gravely ( Adverb)
Serious
placid
calm, peaceful, undisturbed
acquiescence
passive agreement without protest
Iniquity
wickedness; a wicked act
to explain or interpret
expound
breastwork
a temporarily built fortification
impudent
without regard to others
Congenital
(n.) Existing at birth
Rose Alymer
Uncles Jack's cat
corroborate
confirm or give support to
Irk
verb- to irritate or annoy
benevolence
kindliness, a kindly, charitable activity or gift
taciturn
(adj) temperamentally disinclined to talk; habitually quiet (ant.: garrulous, clamorous)
riled
aroused to impatience or anger
Lavations
(n.) the process of washing
scrutiny
a searching examination or investigation; minute inquiry.
detachment
the act of being detached, unconcerned
entailment
a consequence for services rendered; law to limit the inheritance of (real property) to a specific line or class of heirs
Uncouth
lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
cynical
critical and distrustful of human nature and motives
guileless
adj free from cunning or deception
condescension
a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
repertoire
the entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation
Prerogative
A right or privilege, especially one belonging to a particular person or group
Innate - adj
existing naturally rather than acquired; inborn
unmitigated
not softened in respect to severity, undilated.
embalming
to treat or to protect from decay
contraband
anything prohibited by law from being imported or exported.
recluse
a person who lives in seclusion or apart form society
predilection
a preference, or a perfered way of doing something
Assuage
verb - to soothe (feelings); to make an unpleasant feeling less intense
wallowing
v. to roll oneself in, be surrounded or overwhelmed by
concession
n. the act of yielding, as a right, privilege, point or fact in an argument
Charles Baker Harris (Dill)
young, estranged future husband of Scout
widow's walk (n.)
a platform with a rail around it, built onto the roof of a house.
What point was Dr. Lee Vincent trying to make about children and clothing?
it effected their self esteem
indigenous
native
spurious
wrong
wary
cautious
analogous
comparable
inquisitive
curious, questioning
mollified
appeased; assuaged
feeble
lacking strength
denunciation
public accusation
Prowess
distinguished ability
habiliments
outfits; clothing
vicinity
surrounding area
irked
annoyed; bothered
illicity
unlawfully (adjective)
BENIGN
adj. good, harmless
obliquely
indirect; not straightforward
scrawl
to write awkwardly
sulky
sullen or moody
competent
adj. capable; qualified
resignation
the act of resigning
Subsequent
occuring later or after
Fey
doomed; fated to die
Florid
having a reddish appearance
apothecary
a druggist; a pharmacist.
vigil
keeping watch with a purpose
formidable
causing fear, apprehension, or dread
futility
the quality of being ineffective
stolid
showing little or no emotion
Noctournal
If or occuring at night
interrogation
noun- the act of interrogation; questioning
Corroboration
confirmation that some fact or statement is true
Compel
force or oblige to do something
inferiority
not being as good as others
Diction
style of speaking and word choice
lineaments
features of the body, especially the outlines of the face
innate
present at birth but not necessarily hereditary
Boo
Guardian Angel though no one knows it.
judiciously
wisely; sensibly; with care or caution (adv.)
revelations
the act of revealing or disclosing; disclosure.
chameleon (page 42)
tree-dwelling lizards that have the unusual ability to change the color of their skin in order to blend into their surroundings
propelled
to drive or cause to move, pushed forward
subpoena
a court document to summon a witness or request evidence
elucidate
to make lucid or clear; throw light upon; explain:
Asafetida (12)
a soft, brown, lumpy gum plant resin having a bitter, acrid taste and an obnoxious odor, obtained from the roots of several Near Eastern plants belonging to the genus Ferula, of the parsley family: formerly used in medicine as a carminative and antispasmodi. "I wonder if people ever associated or related the Asafetida's horrible odor with the mandrake's human-like form in it's supposed magical powers."
charlotte
a mold lined with cake or crumbs and filled with fruit or whipped cream or custard
Charles Baker "Dill" Harris
Jem and Scout's summer neighbor and friend.
charged the jury (vb. + n.)
When Judge Taylor charges the jury, he gives them instructions in law before they go off to deliberate or decide the case
sordid
selfish
erratic
irregular
reprimand
scold
Myopic
nearsighted
cellar
basement
venerable
respectable
magisterial
(adj): authoritative
temerity
fearless daring
sojourn
visit; stopover
being believable
credibility
umbrage
offense, resentment
fluctuations
changes; shifts
tarnished
(adj)-dull, stained
collard
kind of cabbage
foolhardy
thoughtless or reckless
guile
noun; deceitful, cunning
Litigants
people suing others
diminutive
small; little; tiny:
indicative
shows or displays something
Lota
A very small amount.
discreet
modesty and wise self-restraint
Umbrage (n)
offense or insult
Auspicious
Promising or favorable, inclined toward favorable results
dictum
a formal or authoritative statement
Oblivion
(noun) state of being forgotten
foray
a sudden short attack; adventure
Miss Maudie
Finch's neighbor, children's best friend among the adults of Maycomb.
complacency
the state of being self-satisfied, especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies
expounding
present and explain in detail, propose
hoot
to utter a loud clamorous shout
articulate
adj. fluent in speech and language
propensity
noun- an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way
apoplectic
adj. overcome with anger; extremely indignant
bode
to be an omen of; portend:
ascertain
find (something) out for certain; make sure of
begrudge
is to feel resentment or disapprovoal toward someone
Allusion
The mention of something that realates to a day in history
skulk
to hang around as to avoid detection
What family lives next to the dump?
Ewells
Transaction
an agreement between 2 or more people
truant
a student who stays away from school without leave or explanation.
Who comes to live with the Finch's?
Aunt Alexandra
relegate
to assign or refer something to a particular class or kind.
Walter Cunningham
Son of Mr. Cunningham and classmate of Scout. Walter cannot afford lunch one day at school and accidentally gets Scout in trouble.
a pulpit
n. the podium or stage from which a minister or priest speaks, ch. 1
What movie has Dill seen? Why does this impress Jem?
Dracula-it was banned, very scary, Jem has read the book but never seen the movie
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