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52. quaint
Having old fashion charm
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)
62. taciturn
Habitually untalkative, inclined to silence.
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)
1.assuaged
to make milder or less severe
WHen it healed, and Jem's fears of being able tp play football waere assuaged he was seldom self conscious about his injury.(ch 1,pg 3)
2.acquiescence
agreement or consent by silence or without objection; compliance
- pg
3. acrimonious
Caustic, stinging or bitter,sarcastic
pg
4.aridity
arid -Being without mositure
pg
65.terrain
The lay of the land. The ground
He walked to the corner of the lot, then back again, studying the simple terrain as if deciding how best to effect anentry, frowning and scratching his head.(ch1,pg16)
5.articulate
able to speak effectively,
Jem became vaguely articulate: (ch 10,pg 111)
6.auspicious
Promising success, favorable.-
The remainder of my schooldays were no more auspicious than the first. (ch 6,pg 36)
7.begrudge
look upon disapprovingly, concede reluctantly
(ch,pg)
8.benevolence
An inclination to preform kind, charitable acts.
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)
9.caricature
a picture where features are greatly exaggerated - pg
“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)
10.complacently
in a self-satisfied way
pg
11.congenital
existing at birth; inherent
pg
12.corroborating
confirm or give support to, verifying (as in evidence)
pg
56.rudiments
principles; elements; subjects to be learned - pg
. Uncle Jack instructed us in the rudiments thereof; he said Atticus wasn’t interested in guns.(ch 10,pg 103)
13. dictum
An authoritative pronouncement. A judicial assertion
- So Simon, having forgotten his teacher's dictum on th possession of human chattles, bought three slaves and with their aid established a homstead some forty miles above Saint Stephens.(ch 1,pg 4 )
14.diminutive
Tiny, very little.
He was amoung 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)
51.protruded
sticking out
(ch 11,pg 122)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.
15.disapprobation
Disapproval
"I'm afraid our activities would be recieved with considerable disapprobation by the more learned authorities."(ch 3,pg 35)
16.domiciled
domicile - A residence, home, legal residence.
domiciled- to be living or have been reared in a place
According to the nieghborhood legend, when the younger Radley boy was in his teens he became acquainted with some of the Cunninghams frrom 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 )
17.droned
make a dull monotonous sound; deep hum or buzz
(ch,pg)
64.tentatively
subject to change. At this time but it could be changed
“You still mad, Jean Louise?” he asked tentatively.(ch 9,pg 95)
18.edification
moral instruction or improvement
p(ch5,pg55 & ch14,pg156)“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.
19.elucidate
explain
pg
20.enunciated
spoken, announce, pronounce
(ch,pg)
21.fanatical
overly enthusiastic or devoted
Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire. (ch 9,pg 92)
22.formidable
impressive, causing fear, dread or apprehension
(ch 13,pg145)From any angle, it was formidable.
23.fractious
mean or cross
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)
24.fraud
a lie, a deception
pg
55.reverent
to show honor or devotion
(ch14,pg158)“God Almighty.” Jem’s voice was reverent.
frivolous
not important or serious
(ch 12,pg 133)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.
26.furtive
Sly, by steath, secretly.
pg
66.tranquil
quiet and undisturbed
(ch 11,pg 118)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.
27.guilelessness (n)
lack of craftiness
(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)
28.honed
Sharpened
Mr. Avery averaged a stick of stovewood per week; he honed it down to a toothpick and chewed it.(ch7,pg68)
29.impertinence
rudeness
pg
30.impudent
Insolent; contemptuous or cocky boldness or disregard of others
pg
31.indigenous
Orignanating in a particular region; native of
The class murmered apprehensively,should she prove to harbor her share of the peculiarities indigenous to that region.(ch 2,pg 18)
32.infallible
Incapable of erring or failing
(ch 14,pg 159)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.
33.ingenuous
simple; innocent, Noble; honorable; straightforward
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)
34.innate
a natural part of something
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)
35.inordinately
unregulated; disordered; excessive
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
36.irascible
Marked by hot temper and easily provoked to anger, touchy: cranky
pg
37.lament
express sorrow, mourning
(ch,pg)
61.succinct
clear and brief
pg
38.malevolent
Producing harm or evil, spiteful, malicious. Wishing evil or harm to others.
Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom.(ch 1,pg 9)
39.melancholy
Sadness or depression; glommy disposition.
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)
40.obliquely
indirectly, lying at a slanting angle
(ch 13,pg147)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.
41.oblivious
not aware or mindful
(ch,pg)
43.ominous
sinister, threatening
(ch,pg)
54.serene
tranquil, peaceful
(ch,pg)
44.vivid
intense, sharp, bright
(ch,pg)
16.palette
A set of colors on a board used by artists.
Ground, sky and houses melted into a mad palette, my ears throbbed, I was suffocating. (ch 4,pg 42)
29.palliation
covering or concealing by excusing
(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)
12. piety
Reference for God or devoutfullfillment,or religious obligation
All we had was Simon Finch, a fur-trapping apothecary from Cornwall whose piety was ezceeded only by his stinginess. (ch 1,pg 4)
41.placid
Pleasantly calm or peaceful, untroubled, tranquil.
(ch 15,Pg 164)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).
50.turbulent
causing violence or disturbance,agitated,furious
(ch,pg)
56.stealthy
secretive, sneaky
(ch,pg)
7. predilection
A partiality or disposition in favor of something, preferance; to think favorably
The Radleys, welcome anywhere in town, kept to themselves, a predilection unforgivable in Maycomb.(ch 1,pg 10)
49.unobtrusive
low-key, modest,quiet, unassuming
(ch,pg)
9.profane
naughty, dirty, offensive language
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)
35.propelled
driven forward
(ch 12,pg 139)I wanted to stay and explore, but Calpurnia propelled me up the aisle ahead of her.
66.recluse
one who leads a secluded or solitary life
(ch,pg)
33.propensities
inclinations or tendencies
(Ch 11,pg 124) 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.
63.sordid
filthy or vile
(ch,pg)
61.temerity
Recklace boldness, rashness, Foolhardy disregard of danger; recklessness
pg
30.rectitude
moral integrity
(ch,pg)
57.savored
to taste with pleasure
68.unmitigated
lessened; unrelieved
pg