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To Kill a Mockingbird - chapter 3

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half-cocked
before preparations are complete
onslaught
a strong or violent attack
(start off) on the wrong foot
to start a relationship or an activity badly, to make a bad first impression
speculation
the act of forming an opinion without all the facts (v. speculate)
dispensation
the act of providing something , especially from a person in authority, a special permission (v. dispense)
irk
to annoy or irritate
hain't
ghost
expound
to explain something by describing in detail
summon
to call someone; to ask a person to come to you
compromise
an agreement where each person agrees to give up something
contemptuous
feeling or showing that you have no respect for someone or something
diminutive
smaller than ordinary
disapprobation
disapproval
discernible
perceptible; something you can see or understand
fractious
mean or cross; bad-tempered, easily upset by small things; irritable
concession
something you agree to or give up in order to end an argument
persevere
to keep trying in spite of difficulties
hain't
ghost
iniquity
something that is very unfair or wrong
solitary
alone, by oneself
mind
to obey
furor
great anger or excitement
contemptuous
feeling or showing you have not respect for someone
fret
to worry
concede
to give away something