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25 terms from the novel by Harper Lee; English 7 students are responsible for these terms, which will be quizzed...check the quiz date.

assuage

to calm or soothe; to ease or relieve

ingenuous

openly and bluntly straightforward; frankly honest

succinct

concise; marked by precision with no wasted words

tacit

expressed without words or speech; implied

pinioned

trapped, physically restrained, confined, held down

malevolent

exhibiting or having ill will or malice; malicious

invective

insulting or abusive language

elucidate

to give a clarifying explanation; to make clear

ruefully

regretfully

stolid

showing no emotion or feeling; expressionless

condescend

to lower oneself down to the level of another who is considered less important

undulate

to form or move waves

complacent

unconcerned; content

sordid

wretched, filthly, squalid, morally degraded

raling

describing a raspy cough or an ill respiratory sound

evasion

the act of avoiding

cantankerous

difficult or irritating to deal with

mollify

to calm or soothe; to ease or relieve

impertinence

a bold statement/action, which is irrelevant to the subject at hand

edification

intellectual or moral improvement; enlightenment

chameleon

a changeable person

altercation

a noisy, heated and angry dispute

impudent

bratty; offensively bold; rude; insolent

demise

death

rectitude

strength of character; good moral judgment, behavior

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