18 terms

TKAM Vocabulary #3

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 2 vocabulary words and definitions
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temerity
Foolish boldness; recklessness; rashness
cynical
to believe that people are only motivated in what they do out of selfishness; that no one truly behaves or does something with sincerity
condescend
do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
covey
a group
indignant
filled with resentment or anger over something unjust, unworthy, or mean
cunning
attractive or cute; almost too cute
entailment
a legal situation regarding the use of inherited property
unmitigated
Absolute; complete; complete and total.
immune
in this case, to be immune to something means that it has no effect on you
indigenous
belonging to a particular region or country
scrip stamps
paper money of small denominations (less than $1.00) issued for temporary emergency use
smilax
fragile twining plant of South Africa with bright green flattened stems and glossy foliage popular as a floral decoration
sojourn
a short stay or visit
subsequent
Coming after or later
mortification
a feeling of shame or the loss of self respect
vexations
annoyances, irritations
wallow
to indulge in something (usually an activity) with great enjoyment
illicit
in this case, unauthorized or improper