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25 terms

To Kill a Mockingbird

25 terms from the novel by Harper Lee; English 7 students are responsible for these terms, which will be quizzed...check the quiz date.
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assuage
to calm or soothe; to ease or relieve
ingenuous
openly and bluntly straightforward; frankly honest
succinct
concise; marked by precision with no wasted words
tacit
expressed without words or speech; implied
pinioned
trapped, physically restrained, confined, held down
malevolent
exhibiting or having ill will or malice; malicious
invective
insulting or abusive language
elucidate
to give a clarifying explanation; to make clear
ruefully
regretfully
stolid
showing no emotion or feeling; expressionless
condescend
to lower oneself down to the level of another who is considered less important
undulate
to form or move waves
complacent
unconcerned; content
sordid
wretched, filthly, squalid, morally degraded
raling
describing a raspy cough or an ill respiratory sound
evasion
the act of avoiding
cantankerous
difficult or irritating to deal with
mollify
to calm or soothe; to ease or relieve
impertinence
a bold statement/action, which is irrelevant to the subject at hand
edification
intellectual or moral improvement; enlightenment
chameleon
a changeable person
altercation
a noisy, heated and angry dispute
impudent
bratty; offensively bold; rude; insolent
demise
death
rectitude
strength of character; good moral judgment, behavior