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placidly
calmly; quietly
nebulous
lacking form; hazy; vague; indistinct; confused.
inconspicuous
To be conspicuous is to attract attention. To be inconspicuous is to do the opposite; to not attract attention
condescended
To condescend is to agree to do something that you believe to be beneath your dignity
skewed
turned
predilection
a predilection is a preference, or a preferred way of doing something.
erratically
strangely; differently than normal
chattel
a piece of property that is not real estate; any movable possession. Furniture, automobiles, and animals are chattels.
amiably
good-naturedly
taciturn
almost always silent.
contentious
fond of arguing; given to disputing; quarrelsome
entailment
a legal situation regarding the use of inherited property.
fractious
mean or cross
scold
A scold is a person who scolds; that is, someone who often finds fault with people or things (and usually lets you know about it under no uncertain terms)
philippic
a bitter attack in words.

flivver
1. a small, cheap automobile, especially one that is no longer new.
passé
past its usefulness; out-of-date.
apothecary
form of a pharmacist, apothecaries could also prescribe drugs.
ramshackle
loose or rickety; about to fall apart
assuanged
to lessen or to calm
vehement
having or showing strong feeling; caused by strong feeling; eager; passionate.
tyrannical
1. of or having to do with a tyrant. 2. like a tyrant; arbitrary; cruel; unjust.
ascertain
to find out for certain by trial and research; make sure of; determine.
contentment
satisfaction; being pleased; ease of mind; happiness
morphodite
Scout has misheard Miss Maudie, who would actually have said the word hermaphrodite. Technically, a hermaphrodite is an animal or plant that has both female and male reproductive organs. Of course, the children's snowman is not really a hermaphrodite, but it does have both male and female characteristics.
repertoire
the list of plays, operas, parts, or pieces that a company, an
actor, a musician, or a singer is prepared to perform.
formidable
hard to overcome; hard to deal with; to be dreaded
piety
devotion to religious duties and practices
pestilence
something morally pestilent; wickedness
gait
pace, walk
gallant
noble in spirit or in conduct.
ambidextrous
able to use both hands equally well.
spurious
Something that is spurious outwardly resembles something but does not have the genuine qualities of that thing
tact
the ability to say and do the right things; skill in dealing with people or handling difficult situations without giving offense; delicacy; diplomacy
jubilant
expressing or showing joy; rejoicing; exulting
mystify
to bewilder purposely; perplex; puzzle
curt
short and rude; abrupt
expound
to make clear; explain or interpret.
acquiescence
consent given without making objections; agreeing or submitting quietly; assent.
auspicious
with signs of success; favorable
unfathomable
. not fathomable; too deep to be measured. 2. (Figurative.) too mysterious to be understood; impenetrable by the mind; inscrutable; incomprehensible.

feeble
lacking strength; weak; frail.
succinct
clear and brief
amiable
good-natured and friendly; pleasant and agreeable
quelled
To quell is to overwhelm something until it is powerless.
deportment, noun. the way a person acts; behavior; conduct.
feeble, adjective,1. lacking strength; weak; frail.
aberrations
an aberration is a deviation, or a moving away from, something that is normal.
melancholy
low spirits; sadness; tendency to be sad.
acrimonious
sarcastic; bitter; nasty
uncouth
crude, unmannerly
deportment
the way a person acts; behavior; conduct.