To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 13-15 Greco Class

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Caste System

class distinctions based on birth, wealth, etc.

Curtness

to be brief and short to the point of being rude

Devoid

completely without

Flighty

foolish, irresponsible

Irritable

easily annoyed

Mandrake Roots

often thought to have magical powers because it was thought that their shape resembled the human body, appears in many poems

Myopic

abnormal eye condition, often called nearsightedness

Obliquely

indirectly

Prerogative

exclusive right or privilege

Shinny

a slang term usually for whiskey or bourbon

Sluggish

lacking energy, lazy

Soberly

seriously

Tactful

say the right thing to a person without being offensive

Antagonize

oppose; make angry

Bushel

a unit of dry measure equal to 32 quarts

Erosion

a gradual wearing away

Infallible

never wrong

Manacles

handcuffs

Taut

tightly stretched

Acquiescence

agreement without protest

Affliction

in this case, a condition

Aggregation

group; gathering

Begrudge

to feel resentment or disapproval about the fact that they have something

Ecclesiastical

church-like

Facade

the front of a building; the part facing the street

Futility

feeling of being ineffective; uselessness, hopelessness

Impassive

showing no emotion

Linotype

a type setting machine used in publishing

Ominous

threatening; sinister

Stifle

hold back, suppress

Succinct

clear and brief

Uncouth

crude, unmannerly

Venerable

impressive on account of age or historic associations

Venue

the place where a jury is selected and case is tries.

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