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To Kill A Mockingbird Definitions

Acquiesce

To give in, To comply
SYNONYMS: accede; agree; assent; consent; subscribe
ANTONYMS: to object; to disagree

Acrimonious

Caustic; Not very friendly
ANTONYMS: cordial; friendly

Arid

Very dry
ANTONYMS: moist

Articulate

To speak distinctly, Expressing oneself clearly
ANTONYMS: to speak indistinctly; to mumble

Assuage

To ease, To migitate, To make less painful or burdensome, To calm
SYNONYMS: allay; alleviate; lighten; soothe
ANTONYMS: to irritate; to intensify

Auspicious

Favorable
SYNONYMS: propitious
ANTONYMS: ill-omened

Begrudge

To give reluctantly, To envy a possession or one's enjoyment
ANTONYMS: to give willingly

Benevolence

Kindness, Generosity, Charity
ANTONYMS: antagonism; avarice; malevolence

Caricature

A portrayal where features are distorted, A parody
SYNONYMS: burlesque; travesty
ANTONYMS: somber portrait

Complacency

The state of being self-satisfied
ANTONYMS: dissatisfaction

Congenital

Existing at birth or dating from birth
ANTONYMS: acquired

Corroboration

Confirmation
SYNONYMS: authentication; substantiation; validation; verification
ANTONYMS: refutation

Dictum

An authoritative statement, Decree
SYNONYMS: saying; maxim

Diminution

Diminishment, Reduction
ANTONYMS: escalation

Disapprobation

Disapproval, Condemnation
ANTONYMS: sanction

Domicile

Home or residence, abode

Drone

Speaking in a monotonous tone, A continuous low humming sound

Edifying

Instructing and improving spiritually or morally
ANTONYMS: heinous; nefarious

Elucidate

To make clear, To explain
SYNONYMS: explicate; expound
ANTONYMS: to confuse

Enunciate

To pronounce clearly
ANTONYMS: to slur

Fanaticism

Enthusiasm or zeal that is excessively irrational
ANTONYMS: apathy; lack of zeal

Formidable

Menacing, Causing fear or awe
ANTONYMS: harmless; unimportant

Fractious

Unruly
ANTONYMS: manageable; easy to handle

Fraudulent

Deceitful, Portrayed as genuine but is really an imposter
ANTONYMS: genuine

Frivolous

Lacking seriousness or importance
ANTONYMS: serious; sober

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