TKMB - Chapters 9-12 Vocabulary

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To Kill a Mockingbird
Chapters 9-12
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8th grade
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1

“worrying another bone”

idiom - thinking about something else; had other things on your mind

2

analogous

adj. similar; comparable

3

wary

adj. to be cautious on your guard against something

4

subdued

v. to bring under control by physical force, persuasion, or other means; overcome

5

provocation

n. causing aggravation or annoyance; excite some sort of feeling

6

feeble

adj. weak; frail

7

contemporaries

n. those who exist/live at the same time

8

erratically

adv. strangely; differently than normal

9

gingerly

adv. carefully; cautiously

10

passé

adj. no longer popular

11

“shot had gone home”

idiom - it has a strong effect on you because it forces you to understand something unpleasant

12

umbrage

n. offense

13

“slow fuse”

idiom - someone who is not easily upset or angered

14

devoid

adj. completely without

15

alien

adj. not natural; strange

16

appalling

adj. shocking; horrifying

17

diligently

adv. industriously; in a hard-working manner

18

contentious

adj. always ready to argue