TKMB Chapters 16-19 Vocabulary

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To Kill a Mockingbird
Chapters 16-19
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8th grade
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1

conceded

v. to admit that something is true or valid after first denying or resisting it

2

formidable

adj. impressive

3

elucidate

v. to explain

4

dispelled

v. to drive away

5

terse

adj. sparing in the use of words; abrupt

6

fluctuations

n. an irregular rising and falling in number or amount; a variation

7

deigned

v. to do something that one considers to be beneath one's dignity

8

acrimonious

adj. sarcastic; bitter; nasty

9

genially

adv. in a friendly manner

10

mollified

adj. soothed; calmed

11

stealthy

adj. behaving, done, or made in a cautious and surreptitious manner, so as not to be seen or heard

12

exodus

n. a mass departure of people, especially emigrants

13

induced

v. to succeed in persuading or influencing (someone) to do something

14

volition

n. the faculty or power of using one's will

15

subtlety

n. delicacy

16

expunge

v. to remove completely

17

candid

adj. open and honest

18

impudent

adj. disrespectful; bold; sassy