15 terms

Vocabulary Chapters 1-5 To Kill A Mockingbird

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assuage
make an unpleasant feeling less intense.
torment
severe physical or mental suffering.
stinginess
unwilling to give or spend; ungenerous.
impotent
unable to take effective action; helpless or powerless.
taciturn
tending to be quiet; not speaking frequently.
irked
irritate; annoy.
malevolent
having or showing a wish to do evil to others.
eccentric
unconventional or slightly strange.
intimidation
the act of frightening someone into doing something.
condescend
to show feelings of superiority over someone.
chameleon
a small low moving lizard with the ability to change colors.
persevere
to continue in a course of action even in the face of danger or of little chance of success.
entailment
to restrict (property) by limiting the inheritance to the owners own line of decedents.
tyranny
cruel and oppressive government or rule.
evasion
the action of avoiding something.

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