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assuaged -When it healed, and Jem's fears of being able to play football were assuaged, he was seldom self conscious about his injury.(ch 1,pg 3)
piety - All we had was Simon Finch, a fur-trapping apothecary from Cornwall whose piety was exceeded only by his stinginess. (ch 1,pg 4)
dictum -So Simon, having forgotten his teacher's dictum on the possession of human chattles, bought three slaves and with their aid established a homestead some forty miles above Saint Stephens.(ch 1,pg 4 )
taciturn- Their sister Alexsandra was the Finch who remained at the Landing; she married a taciturn man who spent most of his time lying in a hammock by the river wondering if his trot-lines were full.(ch 1,pg 4-5)
quaint - Thus we cam to know Dill as a pocket Merlin, whose head teemed with eccentric plans, strange longings, and quaint fancies.(ch 1,pg 9)
malevolent - Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom.(ch 1,pg 9)
predilection - The Radleys, welcome anywhere in town, kept to themselves, a predilection unforgivable in Maycomb.(ch 1,pg 10)
domiciled - According to the neighborhood legend, when the younger Radley boy was in his teens he became acquainted with some of the Cunninghams from old Sarum, an enormous and confusing tribe domiciled in the northern part of the county, and they formed the nearest thing to a gang ever seen in Maycomb.(ch 1,pg 10 )
profane - The town decided something had to be done; Mr. Conner said he knew who each and every one of them was, and he was bound and determined they wouldn't get away with it, so the boys came before the probate judge on charges of disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, assault and battery, and using abusive and profane language in the presence and hearing of a female.(ch 1,pg 11)
terrain - He walked to the corner of the lot, then back again, studying the simple terrain as if deciding how best to effect an entry, frowning and scratching his head.(ch1,pg16)
indigenous - The class murmered apprehensively,should she prove to harbor her share of the peculiarities indigenous to that region.(ch 2,pg 18)
diminutive - He was among the most diminutive of men, but when Burris Ewell turned toward him, Little Chuck's right hand went to his pocket. (ch 3,pg 30)
fractious - She had always been to hard on me, she had at last seen the error of her fractious ways, she was sorry and to stubborn to say so.(ch 3,pg 32)
disapprobation - "I'm afraid our activities would be recieved with considerable disapprobation by the more learned authorities."(ch 3,pg 35)
auspicious - The remainder of my school days were no more auspicious than the first. (ch 4,pg 36)
palette - Ground, sky and houses melted into a mad palette, my ears throbbed, I was suffocating. (ch 4,pg 42)
benevolence - Miss Maudie’s benevolence extended to Jem and Dill, whenever they paused in their pursuits: we reaped the benefits of a talent Miss Maudie had hitherto kept hidden from us. (ch5,pg48)
honed - Mr. Avery averaged a stick of stove wood per week; he honed it down to a toothpick and chewed it.(ch7,pg68)
caricature - “I don’t care what you do, so long as you do something,” said Atticus. “You can’t go around making caricatures of the neighbors.”(ch8,pg76)
inordinately - He wore a General Hood type beard of which he was inordinately vain. At least once a year Atticus, Jem and I called on him, and I would have to kiss him. (ch9,pg87
ingenuous - He was a year older than I, and I avoided him on principle: he enjoyed everything I disapproved of, and disliked my ingenuous diversions.(ch 9,pg88)
innate - I was proceeding on the dim theory, aside from the innate attractiveness of such words, that if Atticus discovered I had picked them up at school he wouldn’t make me go.(ch 9, pg 90)
guilelessness- (n) The internal arrangements of the Finch house were indicative of Simon’s guilelessness and the absolute trust with which he regarded his offspring.(ch 9,pg 91)
fanatical - Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire. (ch 9,pg 92)
tentatively - “You still mad, Jean Louise?” he asked tentatively.(ch 9,pg 95)
rudiments - Uncle Jack instructed us in the rudiments thereof; he said Atticus wasn’t interested in guns.(ch 10,pg 103)
articulate - Jem became vaguely articulate: (ch 10,pg 111)
melancholy - It was a melancholy little drama, woven from bits and scraps of gossip and neighborhood legend: Mrs. Radley had been beautiful until she married Mr. Radley and lost all her money.(ch 4,pg 44) If she was on the porch when we passed, we would be raked by her wrathful gaze, subjected to ruthless interrogation regarding our behavior, and given a melancholy prediction on what we would amount to when we grew up, which was always nothing(ch 11,pg 114)
palliation - She was a less than satisfactory source of palliation, but she did give Jem a hot biscuit-and-butter which he tore in half and shared with me. (ch 11,pg 118)
rectitude - In later years, I sometimes wondered exactly what made Jem do it, what made him break the bonds of “You just be a gentleman, son,” and the phase of self-conscious rectitude he had recently entered.(ch 11, pg 118)
tranquil - Jem had probably stood as much guff about Atticus lawing for niggers as had I, and I took it for granted that he kept his temper—he had a naturally tranquil disposition and a slow fuse. (ch 11,pg 118)
protruded - Her bottom plate was not in, and her upper lip protruded; from time to time she would draw her nether lip to her upper plate and carry her chin with it.( ch 11,pg 122)
propensities - The next afternoon at Mrs. Dubose’s was the same as the first, and so was the next, until gradually a pattern emerged: everything would begin normally—that is, Mrs. Dubose would hound Jem for a while on her favorite subjects, her camellias and our father’s nigger-loving propensities; she would grow increasingly silent, then go away from us. (Ch 11,pg 124)
frivolous - It showed Atticus barefooted and in short pants, chained to a desk: he was diligently writing on a slate while some frivolous-looking girls yelled, “Yoo-hoo!” at him. (ch 12,pg 133)
propelled - I wanted to stay and explore, but Calpurnia propelled me up the aisle ahead of her. (ch 12,pg 139)
formidable - From any angle, it was formidable. (ch 13,pg145)
obliquely - Somewhere, I had received the impression that Fine Folks were people who did the best they could with the sense they had, but Aunt Alexandra was of the opinion, obliquely expressed, that the longer a family had been squatting on one patch of land the finer it was. (ch 13,pg147)
edification – “No,” said Atticus, “putting his life’s history on display for the edification of the neighborhood.//”Still, everything he read he passed along to me, but with this difference: formerly, because he thought I’d like it; now, for my edification and instruction. (ch5,pg55 & ch14,pg156)
reverent – “God Almighty.” Jem’s voice was reverent. (ch14,pg158)
infallible - He traveled with the show all over Mississippi until his infallible sense of direction told him he was in Abbott County, Alabama, just across the river from Maycomb.( ch 14,pg 159)
placid - It had been a placid week: I had minded Aunty; Jem had outgrown the treehouse, but helped Dill and me construct a new rope ladder for it; Dill had hit upon a foolproof plan to make Boo Radley come out at no cost to ourselves (place a trail of lemon drops from the back door to the front yard and he’d follow it, like an ant). (ch 15,Pg 164)
begrudge - I don’t think anybody in Maycomb’ll begrudge me a client, with times this hard.(ch 15, pg 165)
ominous - There was a murmur among the group of men, made more ominous when Atticus moved back to the bottom front step and the men drew nearer to him.
vivid- When Atticus switched on the overhead light in the livingroom he found em at the window, pale except for the vivid mark of the screen on his nose. (ch 15 pg 166)
oblivious - He was sitting in one of his office chairs, and he was reading, oblivious of the nightbugs dancing over his head.(ch 15, pg 171)
succinct- “Called ‘em off on a snipe hunt,” was the succinct answer.(ch15 pg172)
acquiescence- We were accustomed to prompt, if not always cheerful acquiescence to Atticus’s instructions, but from the way he stood Jem was not thinking of budging.(ch 15, pg173)
elucidate- We asked Miss Maudie to elucidate(ch16 pg182)
unobtrusive- I found myself in the middle of the Idlers’ Club and made myself as unobtrusive as possible.(ch 16, pg185)
turbulent- With his infinite capacity for calming turbulent seas, he could make a rape case as dry as a sermon.(ch17, pg 193)
corroborating- His mouth was twisted into a purposeful half-grin, and his eyes happy about, and he said something about corroborating evidence, which made me sure he was showing off. (ch17, pg193)
congenital- No truant officers could keep their numerous offspring in school; no public health officer could free them from congenital defects, various worms, and the diseases indigenous to filthy surroundings.(ch 17, pg 193)
acrimonious- We could tell, however, when debate became more acrimonious than professional, but this was from watching lawyers other than our father. (ch17, pg195)
serene- So serene was Judge Taylor’s court, that he had few occasions to use his gavel, but he hammered fully five minutes.( Ch 17, pg 196)
complacently- Mr. Ewell wrote on the back of the envelope and looked up complacently to see Judge Taylor staring at him as if he were some fragrant gardenia in full bloom on the witness stand, to see Mr. Gilmer half-sitting, half-standing at his table. (ch17, pg201)
stealthy- Apparently Mayella’s recital had given her confidence, but it was not her father’s brash kind: there was something stealthy about hers, like a steady-eyed cat with a twitchy tail. (ch 18,pg 206)
impudent-“Are you being impudent to me, boy?”(ch 19, pg 224)
fraud-. I had never encountered a being who deliberately perpetrated fraud against himself. (ch 20, pg228)
aridity- His voice had lost its aridity, its detachment, and he was talking to the jury as if they were folks on the post office corner. (ch 20, pg 230)
unmitigated-“And so a quiet, respectable, humble Negro who had the unmitigated temerity to ‘feel sorry’ for a white woman has had to put his word against two white people’s.(ch20, pg232)
temerity- -“And so a quiet, respectable, humble Negro who had the unmitigated temerity to ‘feel sorry’ for a white woman has had to put his word against two white people’s.(ch20, pg232)
furtive-“Something furtive,” Aunt Alexandra said. “You may count on that.”(ch 23, pg 250)
sordid- I guess it’s to protect our frail ladies from sordid cases like Tom’s. Besides,” Atticus grinned, “I doubt if we’d ever get a complete case tried—the ladies’d be interrupting to ask questions.” (ch23, pg 252)
droned-“Let’s see now,” he droned to himself. “I’ve got it. Double first cousin.” (ch 23, pg 254)
impertinence - Miss Stephanie eyed me suspiciously, decided that I meant no impertinence, and contented herself with, “Well, you won’t get very far until you start wearing dresses more often.” (ch24, pg 263)
recluse- . I sometimes felt a twinge of remorse, when passing by the old place, at ever having taken part in what must have been sheer torment to Arthur Radley—what reasonable recluse wants children peeping through his shutters, delivering greetings on the end of a fishing-pole, wandering in his collards at night? (ch 26, pg 277)
enunciated - Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced. Prejudice,” she enunciated carefully.(ch 26,pg 281)
savored - . Judge Taylor savored his Sunday night hour alone in his big house, and churchtime found him holed up in his study reading the writings of Bob Taylor (no kin, but the judge would have been proud to claim it). (ch 27,pg 285)
irascible - High above us in the darkness a solitary mocker poured out his repertoire in blissful unawareness of whose tree he sat in, plunging from the shrill kee, kee of the sunflower bird to the irascible qua-ack of a bluejay, to the sad lament of Poor Will, Poor Will, Poor Will. (ch 28, pg 293)
lament - High above us in the darkness a solitary mocker poured out his repertoire in blissful unawareness of whose tree he sat in, plunging from the shrill kee, kee of the sunflower bird to the irascible qua-ack of a bluejay, to the sad lament of Poor Will, Poor Will, Poor Will. (ch 28, pg 293)