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34 terms

To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 13-15 Greco Class

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Caste System
class distinctions based on birth, wealth, etc.
Curtness
to be brief and short to the point of being rude
Devoid
completely without
Flighty
foolish, irresponsible
Irritable
easily annoyed
Mandrake Roots
often thought to have magical powers because it was thought that their shape resembled the human body, appears in many poems
Myopic
abnormal eye condition, often called nearsightedness
Obliquely
indirectly
Prerogative
exclusive right or privilege
Shinny
a slang term usually for whiskey or bourbon
Sluggish
lacking energy, lazy
Soberly
seriously
Tactful
say the right thing to a person without being offensive
Antagonize
oppose; make angry
Bushel
a unit of dry measure equal to 32 quarts
Erosion
a gradual wearing away
Infallible
never wrong
Manacles
handcuffs
Taut
tightly stretched
Acquiescence
agreement without protest
Affliction
in this case, a condition
Aggregation
group; gathering
Begrudge
to feel resentment or disapproval about the fact that they have something
Ecclesiastical
church-like
Facade
the front of a building; the part facing the street
Futility
feeling of being ineffective; uselessness, hopelessness
Impassive
showing no emotion
Linotype
a type setting machine used in publishing
Ominous
threatening; sinister
Stifle
hold back, suppress
Succinct
clear and brief
Uncouth
crude, unmannerly
Venerable
impressive on account of age or historic associations
Venue
the place where a jury is selected and case is tries.