To Kill a Mockingbird Vocabulary

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Test on friday:) Laffin's english 1 preap class:)

allegedly

supposedly

ambidextrous

able to use both hands with equal facility

articulate

using language easily and fluently; having facility with words

assuaged

soothed or calmed

auspicious

lucky or favorable

boded

to portend or hint

bovine

cowlike or pertaining to cows

crepey

resembling a light soft thin fabric of silk, cotton wool, or another fiber, with a crinkled surface

curtness

a rudely brief or abrupt attitude

deemed

regarded as; considered

delete

to strike out or remove

denunciation

condemnation; public censure

dictum

an authoritative pronouncement; a command or order

distaff

female or feminine

edification

moral or intellectual improvement

erratic

having no certain or definite course; wandering; not fixed

fey

whimsical, strange; otherworldly

foliage

leaves of a plant, collectively; leafage

fractious

readily angered; peevish; irritable; quarrelsome

fraught

filled or laden

frivolous

self-indulgently carefree; unconcerned about or lacking any serious purpose

furtive

sly; shifty; sneaky

garishly

excessively brightly; glaringly

habiliments

clothes or clothing, especially those worn for a particular profession

haughty

disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious

impertinence

rude intrusion or presumption; insolence

indigenous

originating in and characteristic or a particular region or country; native

jetty

pier or structure of stones, piles, ore the like, projecting into the sea or other body of water to protect a harbor, deflect the current

jubilantly

in a way that shows great joy, satisfaction, or triumph; rejoicingly; exultantly

malevolent

wishing evil or harm to another or others; showing ill will; ill-disposed; malicious

malignant

very dangerous or harmful in influence or effect

myopic

shortsighted

nebulous

cloudy; hazy; vague; indistinct; or confused

nocturnal

of or pertaining to the night

ominous

portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious

pensive

expressing or revealing thoughtfulness, usually marked by some sadness

pestilence

a deadly or virulent epidemic disease

philippic

fiery, damning speech or tirade

qualms

sudden feelings of apprehensive uneasiness; misgivings; reservations

remorseful

contrite; regretful

replenish

refill

rout

overwhelming defeat

scrutiny

searching examination or investifation; minute inquiry

squalid

foul and repulsive, as from lack of care or cleaniness; neglected and filthy

succinct

expressed in few words; concises; terse

taciturn

inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation

tedious

marked by tedium, long and tiresome

unsullied

spotlessly clean and fresh

vehement

zealous; ardent; impassioned

venerable

commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity; worthy of reverance

vista

a view or prospect esp. one seen through a long, narrow avenue or passage, as between rows of trees or houses

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