English To Kill a Mockinbird Vocab

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Vocab from To Kill a Mockingbird

assuage

to lesson pain, distress

imprudent

lacking discretion, unwise, not careful, rash

veranda

an open porch/portico

asylum

a place of safety

indigenous

existing or growing naturally . native to

apothecary

a pharmacist or druggist

derived

to trace from or to a source

malevolent

wishing evil harm to others

conceded

to admit as true

wallowing

to indulge oneself fully

strictures

something that restricts or limits

entity

a being or existence, a thing

phantom

an appearance or illusion without material substance

nebulous

hazy, vague, indsitinct, misty

illicitly

not legally permitted or authorized

dictum

an authoritive pronouncement, judicial assertion, an official order

collard

a variety of kale, green leaves, mutritious.slaves often grew

morbid

suggesting an unhealthy mental state or attitude

gouge

to dig or force out

compelled

a drive, a requirement

chattel

a moveable article of personal property

revelation

a realization of something not know before

predilection

a tendencey to think favorably of something in particular

concession

giving up something you want in order to solve a problem

covey

a brood or small flock of partridges or similar birds

taciturn

inclined to silence, reluctant to join a conversation

quaint

strange, peculiar, or unusual

domiciled

put in a home

sentimentality

the quality of state of being weakly emotional

condescend

to act as if you're better than others, reach down to a level to interact

spittoon

a large bowl used for spitting into

repertoire

the entire stock of works in ones artistic field

entailment

a requirement/restriction-

mortification

a feeling of humiliation of shame

boarded

lived and eat at a persons house

unsullied

cleaned, fixed, pure

vapid

without liveliness or spirit

beadle

a church officer with specific duties

apprehensively

uneasy/fearful that something may happen

flivver

an automobile, light

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