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Word from To Kill a Mockingbird

interdict

prohibition; an order forbidding something to be done

palliation

reduction of violence; moderation of the intensity of

reconnaissance

a preliminary survey to gain information

undulate

to form or move in waves; fluctuate

propensities

natural inclinations; leanings

cantankerous

iIl-natured; quarrelsome

altercation

a noisy or angry dispute; a quarrel

habiliments

a style of dress characteristic of an occupation or occasion; clothes

rotogravure

a photographic process in which the impression is produced by a rotary press; a print made by this process

ecclesiastical

of or relating to a church, especially as a formal and established institution

austere

stern and forbidding in appearance and manner; somber; grave

prerogative

an exclusive or special right, power or privilege

obliquely

indirectly; deviously; underhandedly

infallible

incapable of error; sure; certain

acquiescence

acceptance; assent

sullen

gloomy; resentfully silent or repressed; dismal

futility

fruitlessness; uselessness

venue

(legal term) change in the place of a trial

venerable

respected or admired

formidable

causing fear, dread, or apprehension, awe inspiring

champertous

(legal term) bargaining

conniving

knowledge of and consent to wrongdoing

corroborating

supporting with evidence or authority

acrimonious

biting or rancorous, especially in feeling, language or manner

haughty

disdainfully proud; arrogant

perpetual

lasting; constant

mollified

appeased; assuaged; satisfied

ex cathedra

by virtue of or in the exercise of one's office; authoritative

impudent

insolent; contemptuous or cocky boldness or disregard of others

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