To Kill a Mockingbird - chapter 3

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half-cocked

before preparations are complete

onslaught

a strong or violent attack

(start off) on the wrong foot

to start a relationship or an activity badly, to make a bad first impression

speculation

the act of forming an opinion without all the facts (v. speculate)

dispensation

the act of providing something , especially from a person in authority, a special permission (v. dispense)

irk

to annoy or irritate

hain't

ghost

expound

to explain something by describing in detail

summon

to call someone; to ask a person to come to you

compromise

an agreement where each person agrees to give up something

contemptuous

feeling or showing that you have no respect for someone or something

diminutive

smaller than ordinary

disapprobation

disapproval

discernible

perceptible; something you can see or understand

fractious

mean or cross; bad-tempered, easily upset by small things; irritable

concession

something you agree to or give up in order to end an argument

persevere

to keep trying in spite of difficulties

hain't

ghost

iniquity

something that is very unfair or wrong

solitary

alone, by oneself

mind

to obey

furor

great anger or excitement

contemptuous

feeling or showing you have not respect for someone

fret

to worry

concede

to give away something

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