To Kill a Mockingbird

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  1. Tyrannical
    • exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way
    • [context: Calpurnia]
  2. Taciturn
    • reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little
    • [context: Uncle Jimmy]
  3. Amble
    • to walk about in an idle or leisurely manner : stroll
    • [context: the way people walk in Maycomb]
  4. Malevolent
    • having or showing a wish to do evil to others
    • [context: Boo Radley]
  5. Condescend
    • show feelings of superiority;do something in a way as though it is below one's dignity or level of importance
    • [context: Jem walking Scout to school]
  6. Mortification
    • to cause someone to feel embarrassed, ashamed
    • [context: Jem describing Scout as a girl]
  7. Contemptuous
    • scornful, disdainful
    • [context: Burris Ewell]
  8. Contentious
    • causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial
    • [context: the Ewells]
  9. Compromise
    • a settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc
    • [context: Scout and Atticus]
  10. Morbid
    • characterized by or appealing to an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, esp. death and disease
    • [context: Scout's question about Boo]
  11. Aloof
    • conspicuously uninvolved and uninterested, typically through distaste
    • [context: Scout's behaviour around Dill and Jem]
  12. Benevolent
    • well meaning and kindly
    • [context: Ms. Maudie]
  13. Caricature
    • a representation that exaggerates the characteristics of a person often to be humerous
    • [context: the snowman]
  14. Morphodite (hermaphrodite)
    • an organism that has the reproductive organs of both the male and female sexes
    • [context: the snowman]
  15. Innate
    • inborn; natural
    • [context: Scout's cursing]
  16. Provocation
    • something that incites, instigates, angers, or irritates
    • [context: Uncle Jack's reason for cursing]
  17. Obstreperous
    • noisy and difficult to control
    • [context: Scout and Francis' fight]
  18. Tirade
    • a long, angry speech of criticism or accusation
    • [context: Mrs. Dubose]
  19. Avarice
    extreme greed for wealth or material gain
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To Kill a Mockingbird
2011-11-19 20:37:39
Kill Mockingbird Vocabulary

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