To Kill a Mockingbird Vocab Final
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to lessen the intensity of (something that pains or distresses): ease; pacify; to put an end to
by satisfying, appease, quench.
an item of tangible movable or immovable property except real estate and things (as buildings)
connected with real property; slave, bondman
a statement or well-known remark that expresses an important idea or rule; a noteworthy statement;
as a formal pronouncement of a principle, proposition, or opinion; an observation intended or regarded as
authoritative, or a judge's expression of opinion on a point other than the precise issue involved in determining a
the place where you live; your home; a dwelling place; place of residence; home; a person's fixed,
permanent, and principal home for legal purposes; residence.
not prudent; lacking discretion, wisdom, or good judgment
having or showing a desire to cause harm to another person; having, showing, or arising from
intense often vicious ill will, spite, or hatred; productive of harm or evil.
of, relating to, or resembling a nebula; not clear; difficult to see, understand, describe, etc;
nebular; indistinct, vague.
a natural liking for something; a tendency to do or to be attracted to something; an
established preference for something.
tending to be quiet; not speaking frequently; temperamentally disinclined to talk
not lively or interesting; dull or boring; lacking liveliness, tang, briskness, or force; flat, dull.
showing or suggesting that future success is likely; attended by good fortune
the attitude or behavior of people who believe they are more intelligent or better than other
people; voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in relations with an inferior; patronizing attitude or
likely to cause people to argue or disagree; involving a lot of arguing; exhibiting an
often perverse and wearisome tendency to quarrels and disputes.
a word or suffix that indicates that something is small; an informal form of a name.
the act or state of disapproving; the state of being disapproved; condemnation
the act or process of teaching (someone) in a way that improves the mind or
character; instruction and improvement especially in moral and religious knowledge
a restriction especially of lands by limiting the inheritance to the owner's lineal descendants; to
abridge, settle, or limit succession to real property; an estate whose succession is limited to certain people rather
than being passed to all heirs.
causing trouble; hard to manage or control; full of anger and disagreement,
not allowed by law; unlawful or illegal; involving activities that are not considered morally
acceptable; not permitted.
the state of being worried or annoyed; irritation or annoyance; something that worries or annoys
you; a cause of trouble
angry and bitter, caustic, biting, or rancorous especially in feeling, language, or manner.
feeling or showing deep hatred or disapproval, feeling or showing contempt.
the way that a person behaves, stands, and moves especially in a formal situation.
to make (something that is hard to understand) clear or easy to understand.
of, relating to, or characterized by insult or abuse.
a very small amount
an outline, feature, or contour of a body or figure and especially of a face —usually used in
plural; a linear topographic feature (as of the earth) that reveals a characteristic (as a fault or the subsurface
structure); a distinguishing or characteristic feature —usually used in plural.
difficult to control and often noisy; marked by unruly or aggressive noisiness; clamorous;
stubbornly resistant to control.
the clothes and personal possessions that a woman collects when she is about to get married.
showing strong and often angry feelings; very emotional; marked by forceful energy;
powerful; impassioned, fervid.
the act of accepting, agreeing, or allowing something to happen by staying silent or by not
a group, body, or mass composed of many distinct parts or individuals; the collecting of units
or parts into a mass or whole; the condition of being so collected.
to secretly help someone do something dishonest or illegal; to pretend ignorance of or fail to take
action against something one ought to oppose; to be indulgent or in secret sympathy; to cooperate secretly or
have a secret understanding.
clothed in vivid colors; excessively or disturbingly vivid; offensively or distressingly bright;
glaring; tastelessly showy; flashy
the quality of being unfair or evil; something that is unfair or evil; gross injustice; wickedness; a
wicked act or thing.
becoming angry very easily; having a bad temper; marked by hot temper and easily provoked
showing or feeling regret for something done; exciting pity or sympathy; pitiable;
not genuine, sincere, or authentic; based on false ideas or bad reasoning; of illegitimate birth;
outwardly similar or corresponding to something without having its genuine qualities; false.
the quality of being confident and unafraid of danger or punishment especially in a way that
seems rude or foolish; unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger or opposition; rashness; recklessness; a rash or reckless act.
complete and total; not lessened; unrelieved; being so definitely what is stated as to offer
little chance of change or relief.
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