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1 To Kill a Mockingbird Vocabulary

2 1. Sojourn “My sojourn in the corner was a short one. Saved by the bell, Miss Caroline watched the class file out for lunch”(Lee 29).

3 1. Sojourn (Noun) A temporary stay

4 2. predilection “The Radleys, welcome anywhere in town, kept to themselves, a predilection unforgivable in Maycomb” ( Lee 11).

5 2. predilection (Noun) a thought or bias

6 3. simultaneous “With movements so swift they seemed simultaneous, Atticus’s hand yanked a ball-tipped lever as he brought the gun to his shoulder” (Lee 127).

7 3. simultaneous (Adjective) existing, occurring, or operating at the same time; concurrent:

8 4. assuaged “When it healed, and Jem’s fears of never being able to play football were assuaged, he was seldom self-conscious about his injury”( Lee 3).

9 4. assuaged (Verb) to soothe, calm, at ease

10 5. benevolence “Miss Maudie’s benevolence extended to Jem and Dill, whenever they paused in their pursuits: we reaped the benefits of a talent Miss Maudie had hitherto kept hidden from us” (Lee 57).

11 5. benevolence (Noun) desire to do good to others; an act of kindness; a charitable gift.

12 6. vehemently “’Atticus shook his head vehemently: “Don’t just stand there, Heck! He won’t wait all day for you- ”’( Lee 127).

13 6. vehemently (Adjective) strongly emotional; intense or passionate:

14 7. malevolent “Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom”(Lee 10).

15 7. malevolent (Adjective) wishing evil or harm to another or others; evil; harmful

16 8. jubilantly “Jem picked up a rock and threw it jubilantly at the carhouse” (Lee 131).

17 8. jubilantly (adjective) showing great joy, satisfaction, or triumph; rejoicing; exultant

18 9. auspicious “The remainder of my schooldays were no more auspicious than the first” ( Lee 43).

19 9. auspicious ( Adjective) favored by fortune; prosperous; fortunate

20 10. taciturn “Their sister Alexandra was the Finch who remained at the Landing: she married a taciturn man who spent most of his time lying in a hammock by the river wondering if his trot-lines were full”( Lee 5)

21 10. taciturn (Adjective) inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation

22 11. obstreperous “It was obstreperous, disorderly and abusive-”(Lee 113).

23 11. obstreperous ( Adjective) noisy, clamorous, or boisterous

24 12. inconspicuous “With theses attributes, however, he would not remain inconspicuous as we wished him to: that year, the school buzzed with talk about defending Tom Robinson, none of which was complimentary” (Lee 119).

25 12. inconspicuous ( Adjective) not conspicuous, noticeable, or prominent.

26 13. perplexity “She must have seen my perplexity. She said, “’Only thing I worried about last night was all the danger and commotion it caused’” (Lee 97-98).

27 13. perplexity ( Noun) the state of being perplexed; confusion; uncertainty

28 14. illicitly “I never deliberately learned to read, but somehow I had been wallowing illicitly in the daily papers” (Lee 23).

29 14. illicitly (Adverb) not legally permitted or authorized; unlicensed; unlawful disapproved of or not permitted for moral or ethical reasons


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