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37 terms

English To Kill A Mockingbird Vocab

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Assuage
provide physical relief, as from pain
Apothecary
the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
Piety
devotion and reverence to God
Taciturn
un-talkative or quiet
Vapid
dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force
Malevolent
hateful, wishing evil upon
Predilection
an established preference for something stemming from a person's temperament or character
Nebulous
hazy, vague
Foray
a raid for plunder; a brief excursion or attempt esp. outside one's accustomed
sphere
Indigenous
native to a region
Entailment
an obligation or debt
Vexations
annoyances, irritations
Iniquities
gross injustice, wickedness
Contemptuous
scornful, despicable
Fractious
quarrelsome, irritable
Judiciously
by sound or wise judgment, discreetly
Disapprobation
disapproval
Auspicious
promising or favorable, inclined toward favorable results
Arbitrated
decided or determined by the authority of an individual as contrasted with a set code of law or precedent
Tacit
implied, silent, unspoken
Honed
sharpened by steady rubbing with an abrasive or slivering instrument
Ascertained
discovering, making certain and exact
Aberrations
devirations from the norm
Perpetrated
brought about, caused, committed a crime
Perplexity
uncertainty, bewilderment
Ingenuous
naive, innocent, showing childlike simplicity and candidness, lacking craft
or subtlety
Analogous
similar, comparable
Provocation
incitement, inducement
Obstreperous
unruly or aggressive noisiness, clamorous, stubbornly resistant to control
Invective
insult, abusive language
Articulate
clearly and effectively expressive, joined together so as to give shape and
meaning
Rudiments
beginnings, basics
Apoplectic
greatly excited, of a kind to or apparently to cause a stroke
Umbrage
offense, resentment
Rectitude
righteousness
Interdict
restraint, prohibition
Palliation
comfort, consolation