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To Kill a Mockingbird set #1

This set contains words from the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. Noted are the definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and parts of speech as they were used in the book. *Definitions, etc. from Dictionary.com and the American Heritage Dictionary.
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assuage
v. to soothe, calm, or mollify

synonyms: alleviate, calm, ease
antonyms: upset, exacerbate
piety
n. religious devotion and reverence to God.

synonyms: allegience, grace, zeal
antonyms: disloyalty, treachery
strictures
n. restraints, limits, or restrictions

synonym: constraint, limitation
antonym: approval, recommendation
unsullied
adj. not soiled, stained, or tarnished

synonyms: immaculate, pure
antonyms: cluttered, dirty
imprudent
adj. unwise or indescreet

synonyms: careless, thoughless
antonyms: careful, cautious
detachment
n. 1. the act of separating 2. allofness, as from wordly affairs or from the concerns of others. 3. freedom from prejudice or partiality.

synonyms: division, partition
antonyms: attachment, connection
tyrannical
adj. unjustly cruel, harsh, or severe

synonyms: authoritarian, demanding
antonyms: liberal, surrendering
vapid
adj. lacking or having lost life, sharpness, or flavor

synonyms: bland, boring, lifeless
antonyms: lively, sharp
stealthy
adj. marked by or acting with quiet, caution, and secrecy intended to avoid notice.

synonyms:catty, cunning, private
antonyms: open, public
predilection
n. a tendency to think favorably of something in particular; preference

synonyms: bias, fondness
antonyms: disinterest, dislike
nebulous
adj. hazy, vague, indistince, or confused

synonyms: cloudy, dark, shadowy
antonyms: apparent, obvious
indigenous
adj. originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country; native

synonyms: domestic, natural
antonyms: alien, foreign
sojourn
n. a temporary stay

synonyms: rest, stoopover
antonyms: (none)
expound
v. to set forth or state in detail

synonyms: clarify, explain, present
antonyms: refrain, simplify
erratic
adj. deviating from the usual or proper course in conduct or opinion

synonyms: irregular, whimsical
antonyms: consistent, predictable