To Kill a Mockingbird Vocabulary 3 Flashcards

vocabulary
Terms Definitions
formidable
awe-inspiring
collards
vegetable
inquisitive
curious
auspicious
promising
futile
useless
Futility
.
Antagonize
provoke
malevolent
evil
Ensuing
to pursue
Prefix: in
not
altercation
Noisy dispute
Fractious
quarrelsome, irritable
Arbitrated
decided, determined
Pestilence
epidemic disease
acquiescence
passive agreement
vapid
flat; uninteresting
wryly
humorously; slightly sarcastic
carcass
dead body; body
Mausoleum
a large tomb
adament
(adj) immoving, unyielding
Philippic
bitter condemnation, tirade.
guilelessness
lacking deceptive skills
ingenuous
Innocent; free from restraint
aberrations
deviations from the normal
iniquity (inquities)
(noun) wickedness; sin
ecclesiastical
relating to the church
taciturn
(adj.) almost always silent.
sullen
silently gloomy or unfriendly
elucidate
to explain or clarify something
Arbitrate
v. to decide or determine
notoriety
famous in a negative way
perplexity
the condition of being puzzled
Dictum
An authoritative statement or degree.
Recluse
one who lives in solitude
edification
(noun) The instruction or improvement of a person morally or intellectually
Mr. Underwood
The publisher of Maycomb's newspaper.
resilient
able to bounce back or rebound
contentious
always ready to argue or fight
Miss Caroline Fischer
Scout's first grade teacher
sonnet
14 line lyric poem lambic pentameter
intimidation
to make timid; fill with fear.
indigenous
native to a particular region or species; inborn; innate
commotion
the act of making a noisy disturbance
dispensation
a release from an obligation or promise
Ruthless
Having no morals or ethics or emotions
croon
to sing in a low, gentle tune
discreet
careful about what one says or does; prudent
chameleon
like a lizard known for a changing colors to match its surroundings; changeable person
concession
the act of yielding to requests or demands
condescend
to descend to a less formal or dignified level, to stoop, to assume an air of superiority
deportment
behavior -- the manner in which one conducts oneself
undulate
to move in waves or in a wavy manner
jem knows that ..... is going on an unusual adventure when he takes the car instead of walking to the office
atticus
configure
to design or adapt to form a specific configuration or for some specific purpose:
When and where the story takes place
Maycomb, Alabama and mid 1930s
Explain in your own words what Atticus thinks of insults like "nigger-lover". How far do you agree
with him?
Atticus says that he tries to love everyone and says that it is never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. I agree with him in the sanse that everyone should be loved and that it is an insult to be called something that is bad.
pinion
restrain
perpetual
everlasting
sundry
various
iniquities
unfair
corroborate
confirm
obliquely
indirectly
Predilection
preference
inhabited
adj.
occupied
Lament
mournful sound
devoid
not possessing
frivilous
not serious
denunciation
disapproval of
Irascible
Easily angered.
sweltering
oppressively hot
Piety
religious devotion
pronouncements
authoritative statements
congenital
existing at birth
Aridity
lack of feeling
cynical
pessimistic, sardonic, disparaging
flinty
having austere inflexibility
Acrimonious
Bitter or nasty
expunge
delete; strike out
sluggish
slow to respond
gravely
(adj): of serious importance
teeming
full to overflowing with
acrimonious (adj.)
bitter or nasty
Expounding
explain in great detail
illicitly
in an illegal manner-adv
gleaning
(v.), finding out, searching
cordiality
friendliness; warmth of regard; amiability; FRIENDLY :)
haughty adj
arrogantly superior and disdainful
detachment
free from emotion; separated from
apprehensively
adv.-with worry of the future
quell
to put down forcibly; suppress
sordid
foul and run-down and repulsive
erratic
deviating from the conventional standard, no fixed course
Ominous
portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious
yes
Did Bob Ewell really kill himself?
Optimism
Expect the best in possible outcome, Hopeful
inconveniences
things that cause trouble, lack of ease, or difficulty
Creed
Any statement or system of belief, principles, or opinions that guides a person's actions.
jetty
a wall built out into the water
countenance
the appearance conveyed by a person's face
iniquity
gross injustice, a wicked act or thing, sin, immorality, wickedness
venerable
deserving respect because of age or character
HAUGHTY
adj. having great pride in oneself and contempt for others, arrogant
satire
use of irony and sarcasm to ridicule, criticize, or denounce a subject
connivance
to cooperate secretly or have a secret understanding of
roomers
(n.): persons who rent and live in rooms in a house.
entailment
a legal situation regarding the use of inherited property (n.)
notoriety (Noun)
the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality
Heck Tate
Who insists that Bob Ewell's death is an accident?
new lessons about life
injustice; Tom Robinson won't get a fair trial; don't judge a book by it's cover;
why Miss Maudie moved in with Miss Stephanie Crawford
Miss. Maudie's house burned
What are Jem and Scout shocked to discover about Atticus?
That he is the best shot in Maycomb County
purloin
steal
Diminutive
Small
qualms
concerns
OBLIVIOUS
Unaware
adamant
uyielding
serene
calm, placid
cast
squint; twitch
boded (vb.)
continued
negligee
women's nightgown
Tranquility
Calm (Adj)
Diction
Style of speaking
jem finch
atticus' son
devout
devoted to religion
temerity
reckless boldness; foolhardiness
contemptuous
feeling hatred; scornful-adj
sojourn
a temporary stay
foray
a sudden raid
onslaught (n.)
a violent attack
indicative
shows or displays something
propensity
tendency; an innate inclination
Articulate
Clearly and effectively expressive
apoplectic
full of intense rage
ambidextrous
equally skillful with each hand
placidly
done in a peaceful manner
nebulous
lacking definition or definite content
amiable
having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities; friendly, sociable
placid
pleasantly calm or peaceful; tranquil; agitated
Morbid
an unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects
accost
to speak in an aggressive way
vehement
marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions
lavations
using both hands with equal ease
jubilantly
show great joy, satisfaction of triumph, rejoicing, exulant
viscous
. having high resistance to fluidity; thick
magisterial
(adj.) with a dignified, sedate, or pompous manner
Honed
sharpened by steady rubbing with an abrasive or slivering instrument
Provocation
action or speech that makes someone annoyed or angry
"His food doesn't stick going down, does it?":
Scout
plait
a braid, esp. of hair or straw.
someone who does not believe in a major religion, especially Christianity
infidel
volition
n. the act of willing, choosing, or resolving
domiciled
to establish in a residence , (vb.) house or place where a person lives
Anomaly
A deviation from what is normal or expected
spurious 244
of a deceitful, untrue nature or quality
ex cathedra remarks
remarks made with the authority that comes from one's official position
nocturnal
of or relating to or occurring in the night (adjective)
mob
a beast w/o a head, a group of people who lose their individuality and so something they cannot or would not do alone
to kill a mockingbird is similar to
huckleberry fin by mark twain
imprudent
unwise
explurge
delete
Asinine
Annoying
spurious
not genuine
tranquil
peaceful, calm
lineament
characteristic feature
commence (vb.)
begin
eccentric
odd; unconventional
auctuations
changes; shifts
rectitude
moral integrity
benignly
favorably, graciously
mutilate
tear to pieces
caste system
social organization
fluctuation
a wave motion
ascertaining
discovering, making certain
impassive (adj.)
showing no emotion
alist
tilted to one side
contemptuous (adj.)
showing contempt, scornful
Judiciously
characterized by wise judgement
complacently
in a self-satisfied manner
palliation
to make less severe
Savored
enjoyed SYN: appreciated ANT: disliked
Solitary
One who lives in solitude
Mortification
to shame, humiliate OR discipline
inaudible
too quiet to be heard
caricature
a picture, description, etc., ludicrously exaggerating the peculiarities or defects of persons or things:
fanatical
marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense devotion; passionate; ant. unenthusiastic
succinct
briefly giving the gist of something
raling
coughing with a harsh sound; painful
ambidextrious
using both hands with equal ease
litigant
a person engaged in a lawsuit.
assuage
to make less painful: to satisfy: sooth: calm
grimly
(adv.) sternly serious: being stern in a frightening and unnerving way
apprehension
the faculty or act of apprehending, esp. intuitive understanding; perception on a direct and immediate level
Diversion
an instance of turning something aside from its course; an activity that diverts the mind from tedious or serious concerns
providence
the foreseeing care and guidance of God or nature over the creatures of the earth.
more than what is considered a normal amount; excessive
inordinate
involuntary
adj. acting or done without or against one's will
Repertoire
All the plays, songs, pieces of music, etc. that a group of performers know and are able to perform
perpetrated
(v) to do or perform (something evil, criminal or offensive)
blandly 271
smooth and soothing in manner or quality
covey
Jem cut me from the [blank] of first graders..
Who told Scout that Atticus was once called "One-Shot Finch"?
Miss Maudie
condescended
v. to deal with others as if one is superior. to descend to a lower level than oneself
"'[He] is the same in his house as he is on the public streets'''
Miss Maudie
tarry
delay
impertinence
insolence
disapprobation
disapproval
corroborating
support
assuaged
to relieve/ease
stealthy
cunning; sneaky
garishly
gaudy (adverb)
austere
morally strict
confined
adj
limited, restricted
Monosyllabic
one syllable; one-sided
inconspicuous
(adj) not noticable
Frivolous
silly; not serious
wrath
vengence, violence, payback
veneer
thin layer of wood
duress
compulsory force or threat
shred
adj. a small amount
_________ beat up Mayella
Bob Ewell
jagged
with rough, sharp points protruding
candid
openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness
immaterial
of no essential consequence; unimportant.
domicile
(n) (v) house/place where person lives
cantankerous
having a difficult and contrary disposition
melancholy
a depression of spirits; dejected; sadness; a pensive mood
irrelevant
having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
Auspicious - adj
giving promise of good fortune
umbrage
n. a sense of being insulted; offense
pauper
a person having no means of livelihood, dependant on charity.
gravitated
find yourself being pulled in the direction of an object
innate
existing in one from birth; inborn; native:
Stephanie Crawford
The town gossiper.She is the Finch's kids main source of information about Boo Radley.
literate
able to read and write; showing an excellent educational background; having knowledge or training
transition
a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another
notes 6
Jem and Dill grow closer, and Scout begins to feel left out of their friendship.
roly-poly (n.)
a small bug that can roll itself into a ball. Also known as a pillbug, sowbug or wood louse.
"No matter what anybody says to you, don't you let 'em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change...it's a good one, even if it does resist learning
atticus-----> scout
when: after scout gets in a fight with Cecil Jacobs
wary
cautious
rudiments
basics
fey
crazy
diminuative
very small
taut
stretched tightly
turbulent
agitated: tempestuous
Furtive
sneaky, tricky
prowess
skill or expertise
corroborative
support with evidence
erratically
not steady; uncertain
touchous
oversensitive or irritable
Point of View
first-person narrative
squalor
deeply dirty or filthy
Condescension
(noun) A patronizing attitude/behavior in which one thinks that one is superior.
complacently (adv.)
in a self-satisfied way
infuriated
to show or feel anger
appeal
request for a new hear
succint
brief and to the point
genial
warmly and pleasantly cheerful; cordial:
Beadle
noun
A minor parish official whose duties include ushering and preserving or at services and sometimes civil fuctions
glean
to gather information bit by bit
Vain
proceeding from or showing personal vanity.
Syn: egotistical, arrogant, conceded
mollified
to calm in temper or feeling
Atticus
good person, loving, lawyer, fair, not-racist, loves him kids, has integrity, loves all people no matter who they are,
wallow
to become or remain helpless; self-pity
staccato
with each sound or note sharply detached or separated from the others
Trousseau
relating to or belongings of a bride
Subtlety
Noun: the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze, a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude, perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy
"'[He] doesn't ever just listen to Jem's side of it, he hears mine too... you told me never to use words like that except in ex-extreme provocation, and Francis provocated me enough to kick his black off'"
Scout
Mr. Nathan Radley
Boo's controlling brother who closes the knothole
Carnal
of the appetites and passions of the body
a sojourn
n. a visit, a stay, ch. 2
coward
one who is fearful and cannot overcome his or her fear
exodus
a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment
What is Atticus' dangerous question?
"Do you really think so?"
mandrake roots (n.)
The roots of the mandrake plant were often thought to have magical powers because it was thought that their shape resembled the human body. The mandrake root appears in many poems.
What had Boo done to his father that caused Boo to be locked in the courthouse basement?
He stabbed his Father.
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