32 terms

To Kill A Mockingbird: Chapter 1

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assuaged
to lessen or to calm
apothecary
druggist; pharmacist
piety
Devotion and reverence to God
stinginess
parsimony; cheapness; 인색함
brethren
Brother

pl. Members of a brotherhood, gild, profession, association, or the like.
stricture
something that restrains, negative criticism
lest
in case
dictum
authoritative statement
chattel
A personal possession
impotent
powerless; lacking strength
taciturn
(adj.) habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
admission to the bar
the granting of permission by a particular court system to a lawyer to practice law in that system
spittoon
a jar-like container to spit into; usually used to spit tobacco juice into
unsullied
spotlessly clean and fresh
imprudent
unwise, not careful
amble
To casually walk; stroll
Courteous detachment
Atticus isn't the type of father who tries to interfere or have a voice in everything they do. Rather, he gives them the freedom to grow up making their own decisions and mistakes in order to prepare them for adulthood.
angles and bones
Very skinny
puny
undersized
thrust upon
To force or impose on an unwilling or improper recipient
teem
to become filled to overflowing; to be present in large quantities
quaint
(adj.) odd or old-fashioned in a pleasing way; clever, ingenious; skillfully made
vapid
(adj.) dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force
jut
to stick out
malevolent phantom
wicked ghost
morbid
gruesome; awful
predilection
A preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something;
spurt
to shoot out quickly in a stream
scold
(n) a woman who nags or grumbles constantly
asylum
an institution offering shelter and support to people who are mentally ill
auspicious
conducive to success; favourable.
Entailment
The process in which a property cannot be sold, devised by will, or otherwise done anything with by the owner. The property passes by law to the heir of the owner upon his death.

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