Vocab To Kill a Mockingbird Chapters 9-11

Ambrosia (Chap. 9) ~a desert made up of a mixture of fruits, nuts, and coconut.”But her cooking made up for everything: three kinds of meat, summer vegetables from her pantry shelves; peach pickles, two kinds of cake and ambrosia constituted a modest Christmas dinner (p. 109).”
Analogous (Chap. 9) ~similar; comparable”Had I ever harbored the mystical notions about mountains that seem to obsess lawyers and judges, Aunt Alexandra would have been analogous to Mount Everest…(p. 103)”
Changelings (Chap. 9) ~a child secretly put in the place of another”Aunt Alexandra was Atticus’s sister, but when Jem told me about changelings and siblings, I decided that she had been swapped at birth…(p. 103).”
Deportment (Chap. 9) ~ behavior”Aunt Alexandra’s vision of my deportment involved playing with small stoves…(p. 108).”
Evasion (Chap. 9) ~To evade is to avoid doing or answering something directly.”…but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults…(p. 116).”
Gingerly (Chap. 10) ~carefully; cautiously”He took a pitchfork from the back of the garbage truck and gingerly lifted Tim Johnson (p. 130).”
Hookah (Chap. 9) ~An oriental tobacco pipe with a flexible tube that draws smoke through a bowl of water.”…he stood at his gate in his dressing-gown, smoking a hookah and delivering five minute sermons…(p. 104).”
Indicative (Chap. 9) ~Something that is indicative of something shows or displays something.”The internal arrangements of the Finch house were indicative of Simon’s guilelessness and the absolute trust with which he regarded his offspring (p. 106).”
Provocation (Chap. 9) ~to excite some sort of feeling; often anger or irritation.” ‘not unless there’s extreme provocation connected with ’em (p. 105).’ “
Trousseau (Chap. 9) ~all the new clothes a bride brings to her marriageone Finch female, recently engaged, donned her complete trousseau to save it from raiders in the neighborhood; she became stuck in the door to the Daughter’s Staircase but was doused with water and finally pushed through (p. 107).”
Mausoleum (Chap. 10) ~a large, imposing tomb” ‘But I must say Providence was kind enough to burn down that old mausoleum of mine…(p. 120).’
Tartly (Chap. 10) ~ sharply” ‘I don’t call fifty very old,’ said Miss Maudie tartly (p. 119).”
Camisole (Chap. 11) ~a woman’s sleeveless undergarment, usually worn under a sheer blouse” ‘You should be in a dress and camisole, young lady…(p. 135).’ “
Interdict (Chap. 11) ~prohibition; restraint”What Jem did was something I’d do as a matter of course had I not been under Atticus’s interdict…(p. 137).”
Umbrage (Chap. 11) ~offense”…but I took umbrage at Mrs. Dubose’s assessment of the family’ mental hygiene (p. 136).”
Rudiments (Chap. 10) ~principles; elements; subjects to be learned”Uncle Jack instructed us in the rudiments thereof…(p. 119).”
Bedecked (Chap. 11) ~adorned; covered (with decorations)”It was bedecked with sequins and tinsel…(p. 135).”
Tirade (Chap. 11) ~a long angry speech”I was expecting a tirade, but all she said was, ‘You may commence reading, Jeremy. (141)’ “
Palliation (Chap. 11) ~to lessen the pain, or, in this case, fear and anxiety, of something without actually making the fear and anxiety go away. “She was a less than satisfactory source of palliation…(p. 137).”
Escapade (Chap. 11) ~ reckless prank”Atticus said, ‘Just before your escapade she called me to make her will (p. 147).’ “

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