To Kill A Mockingbird All Vocab (Borelli)

assuaged v. to calm; pacify
piety n. a. Religious devotion and reverence to God. b. Devotion and reverence to parents and family
strictures n. A restraint, limit, or restriction.
dictum n. An authoritative, often formal pronouncement
chattels n. A slave.
impotent adj. powerless
taciturn adj. quiet; gentle
unsullied adj. not tarnished (like in reputation)
revelation n. realization of truth
eccentric adj. unconventional
malevolent adj. evil
predilection n. preference
domiciled v. To establish (oneself or another person) in a residence.
nebulous adj. unclear; vague
concession v. the act of acknowledging, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper; admit
foray n. A venture or an initial attempt, especially outside one’s usual area
multitudes n. the masses
condescended v. to look down upon
apprehensively adv. uneasily; uncomfortably
indigenous adj. native
illicitly adv. Unlawful
entailment n. the process of limiting an inheritance to a specific sequence of heirs; unalterable inheritance
vexations n. unalterable inheritance
speculation n. conjecture; observation
erratic adj. irregular
tranquility n. peacefulness
iniquities n. lack of justice or righteousness; wickedness; injustice
contentious adj. Quarrelsome
condescension n. Patronizingly superior behavior or attitude
diminutive adj. extremely tiny
fraught adj. Marked by or causing distress; emotional
monosyllabic adj. one syllable; one-sided
fractious adj. unruly
amiable adj. Friendly
concede v. To yield or grant (a privilege or right, for example).
disapprobation n. moral disapproval
auspicious adj. good foretelling; favorable
arbitrated v. to referee
benign adj. harmless
cordiality n. politeness in manners
benevolence n. kindness
morbid adj. Gruesome
placidly adv. calmly
inquisitive adj. full of questions
edification n. enlightenment
quibbling v. to argue over petty matters
bewilderment n. confusion
desolate adj. sparse
ascertaining v. to discover through examination
vigil n. a night time observation/ritual
unfathomable adj. incomprehensible
aberrations n. departure from what is normal
accosted v. To approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request.
procured v. to obtain
perpetrated v. to be responsible for; to commit.
caricatures n. exaggerated imitations or representations
morphodite n. comic pronunciation, considered offensive, of the word hermaphrodite
quelled v. to calm; make tranquil
perplexity n. state of being confused
inordinately adv. Unusually
ingenuous adj. lacking sophistication
analogous adj. similar to
fluently adv. gracefully; fluidly
innate adj. Inborn
provocation n. act of provoking or inciting
guilelessness n. lacking deceptive skills
nocturnal adj. pertaining to the night
obstreperous adj. aggressively boisterous
invective n. abusive language
evasion n. avoidance; escape
mortify v. to embarrass; humiliate
attributes n. characteristics
inconspicuous adj. not obvious; not noticeable
rudiments n. basics; fundamentals
articulate adj. fluent in speech and language
vehemently adv. vigorously; energetically
apoplectic adj. extremely angry or furious
degeneration n. process of deterioration
umbrage n. resentment
rectitude n. moral uprightness
interdict v. to forbid authoritatively
palliation n. process of making less serious
cantankerous adj. ill-tempered; disagreeable
devoid adj. completely lacking
propensities n. natural tendencies
viscous adj. having high resistance to fluidity; thick
undulate v. to go back and forth like a wave
protruded v. to stick out
tirade n. a harsh speech; a prolonged outburst of bitter denunciation
altercation n. a dispute
indignantly adv. showing feelings of disgust and anger
ecclesiastical adj. relating to the church
austere adj. morally strict
tedious adj. boring
dispelled v. to disperse; scatter
formidable adj. inspiring respect or awe
prerogative n. right or privilege exclusive to an individual or class
obliquely adv. indirectly
myopic adj. lacking imagination of intellectual insight
induced v. bring about
inflection n. Alteration in pitch or tone of the voice.
persevered v. to continue steadfastly or determinedly; persist
elusive adj. difficult to find or catch
curtness adj. Rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner
pensive adj. deep in thought
taut adj. tight
manacles n. handcuffs; restraints
infallible adj. incapable of error
fortitude n. courage in pain or adversity
begrudge v. To envy the possession or enjoyment of
ominous adj. threatening; foreboding
antagonize v. To incur the dislike of; provoke hostility or enmity in
privy adj. Secret; concealed.
oblivious adj. forgetful; unmindful
venerable adj. entitled to respect on account of age, character or association
discreet adj. tactful, trustworthy
succinct adj. Characterized by clear, precise expression in few words; concise and terse
acquiescence v. Passive assent or agreement without protest.
futility n. The quality of having no useful result; uselessness.
subtle adj. not immediately obvious
affluent adj. wealthy; rich
elucidate adj. to make clear
unobtrusive adj. not making oneself or itself noticed
scrutiny n. close, careful examination
acrimonious adj. Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous
devoid adj. Completely lacking; destitute or empty
tenet An opinion, doctrine, or principle held as being true by a person or especially by an organization
complacently adv. Contented to a fault; self-satisfied and unconcerned
corroborating v. to make certain
haughty adj. arrogant; snobby
turbulent adj. violently agitated or disturbed
ambidextrous adj. able to use both hands equally
lavations v. To refresh or soothe as if by washing
stealthy n. cautious and quiet in action
mollified v. to calm; soothe
brash adj. Hasty and unthinking; impetuous.
evoked v. To summon or call forth
arid adj. Lacking interest or feeling; lifeless and dull
volition n. free will
cathedra adv. & adj. With the authority derived from one’s office or position.
expunge v. To eliminate completely; annihilate
impudent adj. marked by offensive attitude
grope v. To search blindly or uncertainly
temerity n. foolhardy disregard for danger
perpetual adj. constant
candid adj. open; honest
furtive adj. Expressive of hidden motives or purposes; shifty
acquittal n. The state of being found or proved not guilty.
twinge n. sudden sharp pain
recluse n. someone who lives in solitude
remorse n. feelings of guilt or shame
spurious adj. not genuine; false
eccentricities adj. Deviation from the normal, expected, or established.
irascible adj. easily angered
garishly adv. loudly and flashy
reprimand v. to condemn or show disapproval
teeming v. To be full of things; abound or swarm
mortification n. A feeling of shame, humiliation, or wounded pride.
pinioned v. To bind fast or hold down; shackle.
staccato adj. Marked by or composed of abrupt, disconnected parts or sounds
keenly adv. Having or marked by intellectual quickness and acuity.
perforated adj. pierced with one or more hole
reprimand To voice or convey disapproval of especially in a formal or official way.
garishly adv. Marked by strident color or excessive ornamentation; gaudy.
stolidly adv. Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; impassive

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