40 terms

To Kill a Mockingbird Vocabulary

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human chattel
slaves
assuage
to pacify or calm
scuppernong
grape
taciturn
reserved in speech; silent
vapid
uninteresting; dull
auspicious
favorable; promising success
condescension
patronizing; treating others as inferior
entailment
inherited property bound to certain heirs
nebulous
hazy, confused
predilection
preference; to think favorably of something
pestilence
epidemic; disease
edification
instruction or teaching
ascertain
to find out for sure
aberration
ghost; very unusual
lineament
characteristic feature
philippic
harsh statement
pinioned
bound fast
sordid
dirty
feral
savage; fierce
temerity
boldness
umbrage
offense or displeasure
habiliments
clothes
contentious
argumentative
persevere
continue in spite of difficulty
acquiescence
acceptance
aggregation
group
succinct
short, brief
encumber
hinder; burden
elucidate
explain
litigant
person involved in a lawsuit
connivance
consent to wrongdoing
corroborate
confirm
glean
To pick or sift through
acrimonious
harsh; biting
mollify
soften; soothe
volition
one's own choosing
cantankerous
quarrelsome or belligerent
palliation
to lessen the seriousness
interdict
official restraint
rectitude
righteousness

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