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Title: To Kill A Mockingbird


1
To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Vocabulary Chapters 12 - 31

2
Acquit verb
  • To relieve from a charge of fault or crime to
    declare not guilty
  • (During the 1990s, O.J. Simpson was acquitted of
    all criminal murder charges.)

3
Acrimonious adjective
  • Caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech,
    or behavior
  • (The acrimonious person always spoke
    sarcastically with a bitter tone.)

4
Adamant adjective
  • Utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion in
    spite of all appeals and urgings
  • (The adamant donkey refused to yield, stubbornly
    choosing his own way.)

5
Fortitude noun
  • Endurance strength of mind that enables a person
    to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity
    with courage
  • (The horse and rider charged forward,
    demonstrating their fortitude as they continued
    on their long race.)

6
Furtive adjective
  • Sneaky, sly, shifty, secret done
    surreptitiously or by stealth
  • (Tyler sent a furtive text to Kim, afraid she
    would see the affection behind his words.)

7
Indigenous adjective
  • Native to an area having originated in and being
    produced, growing, living, or occurring naturally
    in a particular region or environment
  • (The indigenous people frequently had to fight
    outsiders for control of their lands.)

8
Interdict noun
  • An order forbidding something a prohibitory
    decree or act of a court or officer
  • (The No Trespassing sign clearly outlined the
    interdict forbidding unwanted visitors on the
    property.)

9
Lavations noun
  • Washings the act or an instance of washing or
    cleansing...
  • (Even after repeated lavations, the hardworking
    mechanics hands were still streaked with oil and
    grime.)

10
Myopic adjective
  • Nearsightedness failure to see beyond the
    immediate or literal
  • (The myopic man could barely see his surroundings
    because he was so near-sighted.)

11
Propensities noun
  • Tendencies often intense natural inclinations or
    preferences
  • (The teenager struggled with depression and with
    suicidal propensities.)

12
Reconnaissance noun
  • A preliminary survey to gather information a
    search, an examination...
  • (The NASA satellite finished its orbit of Mars on
    reconnaissance for scientists on Earth.)

13
Rectitude noun
  • An upright, moral character rightness of
    principle or conduct moral virtue
  • (Mother Theresa possessed a true sense of
    rectitude during her life, helping those who
    could not help themselves while gaining nothing
    material in return.)

14
Undulate verb
  • To move in a wavy manner to rise and fall in
    volume, pitch, or cadence
  • (The American flag undulated in the wind, waving
    for all to see.)

15
Venerable adjective
  • Commanding respect because of great age or
    impressive dignity worthy of reverence
  • (The venerable man sat on the park bench,
    impressing everyone with his advanced years.)

16
Viscous adjective
  • Having or characterized by viscosity sticky or
    slow-moving in substance
  • (The viscous syrup clung to everything it
    touched, sticky and difficult to remove.)
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