To Kill A Mockingbird Chapter 3 Vocabulary

amiable friendly
compromise an agreement where each person agrees to give up something
contemptuous to feel that someone or something is beneath you
contentious always ready to argue or fight
cootie a slang term for head louse (lice)
cracklin bread a type of cornbread mixed with fried pork skin
diminutive smaller than ordinary
disapprobation disapproval
discernible understandable
dispensation a release from an obligation or promise
dose magnesia a medicine used as a laxative or antacid
eddy current of water that moves against the main current; a whirlpool
erratic irregular
flinty inflexibility
fractious mean or cross
gravely seriously
haint a ghost or spook
irked to be annoyed
kerosene a thin oil
lye soap a very strong, harsh soap
monosyllabic one sound
mutual concessions when two or more people agree on something
onslaught a violent attack
persevere to carry on in spite of difficulties
tranquility peacefulness

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