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TKAM Vocabulary Number One

Vocabulary words and definitions for To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 1
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ambled
to walk at a slow, leisurely pace.
apothecary
a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
assuaged
lessened, eased
beadle
a minor parish official who serves as an usher and preserves order at services
brethren
in this case, members of a particular church or sect
corset
a woman's close-fitting foundation garment
dictum
in this case, a formal statement of principle
domicile
a house or a place where a person lives
eaves
the overhang at the lower edge of a roof
foray
in this case, to go somewhere or do something that is unusual or not normal for you
human chattels
slaves
unsullied
something that is basically untouched or unsued
impudent
to be shamelessly bold, as if you don't care what anyone thinks about you
malevolent
evil
piety
devotion to religious duties and practices
predilection
a preference, or a preferred way of doing something
repertoire
all the special skills a person has
vapid
in this case, means boring or uninteresting
strictures
conditions or rules
taciturn
almost always silent