TKMB Chapters 4-8 Vocabulary

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To Kill a Mockingbird
Chapters 4-8
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8th grade
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1

auspicious

adj. favorable

2

tyranny

n. to control others harshly and unfairly

3

abominable

adj. exceptionally bad or detestable

4

arbitrated

v. the hearing and determination of a dispute by an impartial referee

5

benign

adj. kind and gentle

6

tacit

adj. implied or understood, but not expressed directly

7

cordiality

n. showing warm and heartfelt friendliness; sincere affection and kindness

8

benevolence

n. inclination to perform charitable acts

9

morbid

adj. suggesting the horror of death and decay

10

edification

n. education; instruction

11

commotion

n. a disturbance — typically noisy

12

malignant

adj. harmful; dangerous; evil

13

ascertaining

v. find out, learn, or determine with certainty (usually by making an effort)

14

rendered

v. to make or cause to become

15

vigil

n. the act of keeping watch

16

unfathomable

adj. something that can not be understood

17

aberration

n. something strange that rarely occurs; a state or condition markedly different from the norm

18

procured

v. get by special effort

19

caricature

n. a representation of a person where certain features of that person are exaggerated or distorted for comic effect

20

quelled

v. suppress or stop completely