To Kill a Mockingbird Vocab

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assuaged

adj. (p. part.) having been calmed, eased, or pacified

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apothecary

n. an individual who prepares or sells drugs or medicines; a pharmacist

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taciturn

adj. usually or habitually untalkative

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repertoire

n. The range of skills, aptitudes, or special accomplishments of an individual or group

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vapid

adj. lacking energy, animation, or interest; dull or boring

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malevolent

adj. having or exhibiting ill will; wishing to harm others; malicious

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nebulous

adj. lacking definite form or limits; vague; unclear

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condescended

v. (past) to treat or deal with people in a patronizing or superior manner

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indigenous

adj. originating and living in an area or environment; native

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wallowing

v. (past per. prog.) to great pleasure in; to luxuriate in; to revel

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illicitly

adv. acting in a manner that is prohibited, banned, or unlawful

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impressionistic

adj. related to one's emotional response rather than to a rational or reasoned response

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entailment

n. a legal situation regarding the use of inherited property.

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vexations

n. sources or causes of annoyance or distress

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dispensation

n. the act of dispensing, of handing or giving out

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cordially

adv. acting with warmth or sincerity; in a kindly or friendly manner

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tranquility

n. the quality or state of being calm and peaceful; serenity

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iniquities

n. severe injustices; immoral acts or sins

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flinty

adj. unyielding; uncompromising; stern

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contemptuous

adj. feeling contempt towards another; scornful or derisive

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contentious

adj. likely to argue and create a controversy; belligerent

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diminutive

adj. extremely small; tiny; petite

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fractious

adj. inclined to make trouble; unruly or difficult to control

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judiciously

adv. in a careful or thoughtful manner; acting with deliberation or wisdom

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disapprobation

n. strong disapproval; moral condemnation

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auspicious

adj. suggesting a favorable outcome; propitious; likely to have a positive result

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arbitrated

v. (past) to judge or settle a dispute or disagreement

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melancholy

adj. sadness or depression of the spirit; gloom

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benign

adj. showing gentleness and kindness

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tacit

adj. suggested by actions rather than by words; unspoken

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pestilence

n. a usually fatal disease or widespread epidemic

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benevolence

n. an inclination to perform kind, generous acts

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placidly

adv. in an undisturbed or calm manner; calmly

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asinine

adj. completely foolish or silly; ridiculous

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edification

n. intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement; enlightenment

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unfathomable

adj. unable to be understood or comprehended; incomprehensible

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aberrations

n. deviations or changes from what is normal or expected

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deportment

n. manner of conduct; behavior

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obstreperous

adj. noisily and stubbornly defiant; rebellious

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invective

n. insulting or abusive language

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rudiments

n. fundamental or basic elements, principles, or skills

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philippic

n. a verbal attack consisting of harsh or abusive language; a tirade

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umbrage

n. a sense of being insulted; offense

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rectitude

n. moral uprightness; righteousness

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palliation

n. the act of making something seem less serious or severe; a relief from distress

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undulate

v. to move up and down in a wave-like motion

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habiliments

n. clothing or dress associated with a particular place or office

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ecclesiastical

adj. of or related to a church or religious institution

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impedimenta

n. objects that impede, slow down, or clutter

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denunciation

n. a public attack or condemnation; a public censure

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austere

adj. strict or severe in discipline

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formidable

adj. inspiring awe, admiration, and wonder

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prerogative

n. the exclusive right or privilege to command, decide, rule, or judge

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obliquely

adv. in an indirect or evasive manner; indirectly

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acquiescence

n. passive assent or agreement without protest

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elucidate

v. to make clear or plain through explanation or discourse; to clarify

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temerity

n. foolish disregard for one's safety; bravado

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furtive

adj. characterized by stealth; shifty

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irascible

adj. easily angered; short-tempered