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29 terms

Mockingbird

Word from To Kill a Mockingbird
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interdict
prohibition; an order forbidding something to be done
palliation
reduction of violence; moderation of the intensity of
reconnaissance
a preliminary survey to gain information
undulate
to form or move in waves; fluctuate
propensities
natural inclinations; leanings
cantankerous
iIl-natured; quarrelsome
altercation
a noisy or angry dispute; a quarrel
habiliments
a style of dress characteristic of an occupation or occasion; clothes
rotogravure
a photographic process in which the impression is produced by a rotary press; a print made by this process
ecclesiastical
of or relating to a church, especially as a formal and established institution
austere
stern and forbidding in appearance and manner; somber; grave
prerogative
an exclusive or special right, power or privilege
obliquely
indirectly; deviously; underhandedly
infallible
incapable of error; sure; certain
acquiescence
acceptance; assent
sullen
gloomy; resentfully silent or repressed; dismal
futility
fruitlessness; uselessness
venue
(legal term) change in the place of a trial
venerable
respected or admired
formidable
causing fear, dread, or apprehension, awe inspiring
champertous
(legal term) bargaining
conniving
knowledge of and consent to wrongdoing
corroborating
supporting with evidence or authority
acrimonious
biting or rancorous, especially in feeling, language or manner
haughty
disdainfully proud; arrogant
perpetual
lasting; constant
mollified
appeased; assuaged; satisfied
ex cathedra
by virtue of or in the exercise of one's office; authoritative
impudent
insolent; contemptuous or cocky boldness or disregard of others