23 terms

Chapter 4 "To Kill a Mockingbird", To Kill A Mockingbird Chapters 4 - 8

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legislature
group of people that make laws
parched
thirsty, dry
authorities
people in charge of a situation or group
unanimous
a vote or decision that everyone agrees on
abominable
horrible; exceptionally bad or displeasing
wallow
lay around
arbitrate
to judge or decide
melancholy
sad, depressed
Gothic
characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque
Benign
kindness of disposition or manner
Tacit
implied by or inferred from actions or statements
Asinine
devoid of intelligence
Edification
uplight enlightenment
Pilgrimage
a journey to a sacred place
Desolate
providing no shelter or sustenance; crushed by grief
auspicious
(adj.) favorable; fortunate
Dewey Decimal
A system used in libraries for the classification of books and other publications.
gingerly
(adj., adv.) with extreme care or caution
parceled
divided into smaller units
divided and distributed
devilry
Malicious mischief.
melancholy
Depression of spirits
Sad
whittled
to cut, trim, or shape by carving off bits with a knife; to reduce the amount of
carved
evasion
Act of avoiding

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