Presentation on theme: "To Kill a Mockingbird In-context Vocabulary Chapters 15-18."— Presentation transcript:
To Kill a Mockingbird In-context Vocabulary Chapters 15-18
placid (144) It had been a placid week: I had minded Aunty; Jem had outgrown the treehouse, but helped Dill and me construct a new rope ladder for it; Dill had hit upon a foolproof plan to make Boo Radley come out at no cost to ourselves.
placid (144) Pleasantly calm or peaceful
venerable (150) The Maycomb jail was the most venerable and hideous of the county’s buildings.
venerable (150) Commanding respect because of great age or dignity
acrimonious (171) We could tell, however, when debate became more acrimonious than professional, but this was from watching lawyers other than our father.
acrimonious (171) Caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature Similar to acrid or acid
tenet (177) Never, never, never, on cross-examination ask a witness a question you don’t already know the answer was a tenet I absorbed with my baby-food.
tenet (177) An opinion, principle, belief, position, doctrine
mollified (180) Mollified, Mayella gave Atticus a final terrified glance and said to Mr. Gilmer, “Well sir, I was on the porch and…”