TKMB Chapters 1-3 Vocabulary

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To Kill a Mockingbird
Chapters 1-3
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assuaged

v. to make less severe

2

"the disturbance"

Civil War

3

ambled

v. to walk at a slow, leisurely pace

4

"vague optimism"

viewing future in a positive way but having no concrete reason for doing so

5

satisfactory

adj. fulfilling expectations or needs

6

"routine contentment"

a daily routine that is done every day, to ease out the mind

7

"malevolent phantom"

an evil spirit

8

stealthy

adj. marked by quiet and caution; secrecy

9

alien

n. a foreigner

10

meditating

v. to think deeply and focus at one time silently

11

illicitly

adv. unauthorized or improper

12

sentimentality

n. more emotion than reason or logic

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vexations

n. something that causes annoyance or irritations

14

sojourn

n. a temporary stay

15

erratic

adj. irregular

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dispensation

n. a release from an obligation or promise

17

contemptuous

adj. to have the feeling that someone or something is beneath you; that it or they are worthless

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diminutive

adj. smaller than ordinary

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concessions

n. an agreement