To Kill A Mockingbird Vocabulary Part Flashcards

Terms Definitions
scuppernogs
grapes
diminution
reduction
Profane
irreligious
Palliation
comfort
obliquely
indirectly
commenced
began
inquisitive
curious
impotent
powerless
garish
showy, gaudy
stricture
severe criticism
prowess
superior skill
encumbered
(v) stressed
malevolent
(adj.): evil
umbrage
resentful displeasure
Asinine
Stupid, silly
mausoleum
a large tomb
Inordinately
unregulatedly; disorderly; excessively
benevolence
n. goodness, kindness
taciturn
adj. very quiet
amiable
(adj.) friendly, good-natured
illicitly
not legally authorized
inaudible
impossible to hear
philippic
a bitter, verbal attack
duress
forcible restraint or pressure
gravel
rock fragments and pebbles
obedience
the act of obeying
Booty
a rich gain or prize
ethical
accordance with principles of conduct
corroborate
to confirm or check story
acrimonius
caustic, bitter, or sarcastic indisposition,
unsullied
not tarnished (like in reputation)
tormenting
verb
to worry or annoy excessively
unfathomable
impossible to come to understand; unbelievable; incredible
Social Inequality
Aunt Alexandra, Hierarchy
Scout and all children have a clear understanding of social inequalities but see them as natural and permanent.
tacit
agreement or treaty silently agreed on
sentimentality
falsely emotional in a maudlin way
calomel
formerly used as a medical purative
circumstantial
adj., of or pertaining to circumstances
Miss Maudie
The Finch's open-minded neighbor; children's best friend among the adults of Maycomb.
acrimonious
caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech, behavior, etc.:
detachment
noun- the state of being disinterested or unemotional
malevolent (adj.)
evil or wishing to cause harm
impotent (adj.)
powerless. Simon's fury and anger regarding the Civil War would certainly have been impotent because there would have been nothing he could have done about it.
Delectable
pleasing to the senses, especially to the sense of taste; delicious
persecuted
harassed; made to suffer because of one's beliefs
predilection
a disposition in favor of something; preference
ascertain
be careful or certain to do something
conciliate
to overcome the distrust of, win over; to appease, pacify; to reconcile, make consistent
Jem
trys to give Boo Radley a note througha fishing pole
brethren
(n.): in this case, members of a particular church or sect
"'Reckon you're at the stage now where you don't kill flies and mosquitos now, I reckon...'"
Scout
comtemporaries
of the same time or era; about the same age
distaff
a staff with a cleft end for holding wool, flax, etc., from which the thread is drawn in spinning by hand.
evasion (p. 45)
(n) avoidance or escape by deceit or cleverness
Who shoots the rabid dog and why did this surprise Jem and Scout so much?
Atticus; Jem and Scout were surprised because they never thought that their own father could do something so cooly.
nuetrality
neutral
furtive
secretly
caliber
ability
forthright
direct
stark
absolutely
pensive
thoughtful
diminutive
small
edification
moral improvement
Poise
self-assured manner
lament
mournful sound
amiable (adj.)
friendly
vehemently
intensely, strongly
Fluctuations
changes; shifts
feral
wild, untamed
fractious
fussy, whining
unanimous
in complete agreement
Ingenuous
without sophistication; artless;innocent
spurious
intended to deceive
Impertinence
Noun. inappropriate playfulness
tranquility
calm, peacefull, quiet
Flivver
small, cheap, old car
Mortification
A feeling of shame
veneer
thin covering; false front
hypocrite
two face, contradictory person
stealthy
in a secret manner
elucidate
explain or shed light on
innate
possesed as an essential characteristic, inherent
Garishly
Gaudy; marred by strident color
assuageed
to lessen or to calm
frank
direct and unreserved in speech
erratic
unpredictable, not regular in pattern
Livid
when that person becomes angry
notoriety
being known for some unfavorable act
browbeat
(verb) to intimidate by overbearing looks and words
Inconsistent
lacking consistency or logic in thought or action
aridity
lacking in interest and life; dry
Mockingbird
Some people are like mockingbirds. They don't do anything but sing for us, but some people still shoot them. In other words, all they do is good, but people still will hate them. Examples: Boo Radley, Tom Robbinson
Contentious
Always ready to argue or fight
indicative
(adj.)something that is indicative of something shows or displays something
affirm
to state or assert positively; maintain as true:
evasion
to avoid doing or answering something directly
Entailment
something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)
*rectitude
uprightness as a consequence of being honorable and honest -000- rightness of principle or conduct; moral virtue
eccentricities
characteristics that are out of the ordinary
The Finches live in the state of ___________.
Alabama
condescended
to come down voluntarily to the level of inferiors
rudiments
n. the parts of any subject or discipline that are learned first; the earliest stages of anything
Entail(ment)
Legal term meaning, in this case, that one's property or estate is temporarily held by the state until one pays taxes
tactful
to be able to consider others feelings not to offend them
melancholy
(adj) tending to be in a gloomy state of mind
Mayella Ewell
Who was the girl that accused Tom Robinson of raping her?
Who does Mr. Nathan think he shot the gun at?
a negro
Pinion
N. and V. wing of a bird; to cut off wings of a bird; to bind; disable or restrain
shinny
cream
scrutiny
examination
altercation
argument
Analogous
Similar
Auspicious
Favorable-Adj.
Iniquities
Sins
obstreperous
adj. unruly
disapprobation
strong disapproval
guilelessness
without deceit
ominous
presaging ill-fortune
IRKED
Annoyed; bothered
placidly
calmly; quietly
indulge
enjoy to excess
Parceled
divide, distribute, package
cherub
angel (root, 1)
siblings
brothers and/or sisters
infallible
incapable of error
Mrs. Finch
Montgomerian Graham
cantankerous
ill tempered; quarrelsome; disagreeable
Propensity
favorable disposition or partiality
fey
displaying a magical quality
dispatched
dismiss, send off, kill
oblique
slanting, indirect, evasive, devious, misleading
florid
elaborately or excessively ornamented -- often with a flower design
rudiment
a basic principle or skill
degradation
low honor or moral character
indigenous
originating where it is found
benign
having a kindly disposition; gracious:
temerity
unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger or opposition
expound
to explain in detail; to clarify
v.
scold
n. a person who scolds people
nocturnal
done, occurring, or active at night
pilfer
(v.) to steal in small quantities
desolate
empty or barren like a desert
Harper Lee
Author of To Kill A Mockingbird
First Person AME
bought with slave compensation $
compensation (n.)
something given or received as substitution or payment
soot
substance made by dirt, oil, coal, etc.
palette
board on which a painter mixes paints
Atticus
"it's a sin to kill a mockingbird"
How do you find tone?
setting, characters' words
apoplectic
a person having or predisposed to apoplexy.
Wallowing
to WALLOW is to indulge in something (usually an activity) with great enjoyment
Akimbo
with hand on hip and elbow bent outward
when scout sees ____ she thinks the world is ending
snow
Social Classes
TOP: Aunt Alexandra, the Finches, the Attkinsons, Miss Caroline... UPPER MIDDLE: Cunninghams... LOWER MIDDLE: Ewells... BOTTOM: Everyone who is black...
entity
something that has a real existence ( one's spirit is a non-entity since we cannot see it. We do, however, see the results of it.)
Walter Cunningham
Atticus was not harmed in the incident at the jail because of this character.
The mad dog (Tim Johnson)
Tom Robinson and being defenseless
in court, who said he felt sorry for mayella ewell?
tom robinson
What is the difference between the book's characters and the film's characters?
Film keeps the novel's essential characters. However, novel contains about 68 characters. Film drops 40 of these characters and reduces the role of others.
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