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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Vocabulary
2/21 “She was only another lady in the neighborhood but a relatively benign presence….[W]e could play on her lawn” (42). “Miss Maudie’s benevolence extended to Jem and Dill…[E]very time she baked she made a big cake and three little ones” (43).
ROOT: BEN=GOOD benign (adjective)= harmless benevolence (noun)= goodwill; desire to do good to/for others (other words from root: beneficial, beneficiary, benefit, benefactor)
BEN=GOOD Although pit bulls have a bad reputation, most of them are benign and sweet and love to cuddle. Her benevolence was shown when she volunteered to help clean the park even though she would not receive community service credit for her actions. -NAME SOME PEOPLE/THINGS THAT ARE BENIGN -NAME A PERSON WHO SHOWS BENEVOLENCE
2/26 “The night-crawlers had retired…and the darkness was desolate with the barking of distant dogs” (57). “Dill and I were halfway to the shelter of the schoolyard’s solitary oak…” (53).
ROOT: SOLI=ONE desolate (adjective)= without people; empty; abandoned; destroyed solitary (adjective)= alone; isolated (other words from root: solo, soliloquy, solitude, sole)
SOLI=ONE On a Saturday night, the hallways of Penncrest are desolate. After he broke up with his girlfriend, Bob took a solitary walk on the beach. -NAME SOME PLACES THAT ARE DESOLATE -NAME A TIME WHEN SOMEONE WOULD BE SOLITARY
2/28 Both sentences refer to the Radley family and their house “The chinaberry trees were malignant, hovering, alive” “Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom”
MAL=BAD Malignant: causing harm; harmful; cancerous Malevolent: evil Other words from root “MAL”=malodor, malicious, maltreatment, malefactor
MAL=BAD We were happy to hear the tumor was not malignant. Because he assigns a lot of homework and gives impossible tests, students view Mr. Hanrahan as malevolent when he is just trying to be a good teacher. Name some things malignant to one’s health Name a malevolent cartoon character
3/4 “I was proceeding on the dim theory, aside from the innate attractiveness of such words, that if Atticus had discovered I had picked them up at school, he wouldn’t make me go” (79). “I guess it ain’t your fault if Uncle Atticus is a nigger-lover besides, but I’m here to tell you it certainly does mortify the rest of the family-” (83).
ROOT: NAT=TO BE FROM innate (adjective)= to be born with, natural (other words from root: natal, native, natural, renaissance)
ROOT: MORT=MORTAL, DEATH mortify (verb)= embarrass, humiliate (other words from root: mortal, immortal, mortality, mortician, mortuary )
MORT=DEATH, NAT=TO BE FROM Kayla was mortified when her mom took her phone and read all her text messages! Some athletes have an innate ability to jump high and run fast! -NAME A TIME YOU (OR A FRIEND) FELT MORTIFIED -NAME A PERSON WHO HAS AN INNATE TALENT
3-5 Her use of bathroom invective leaves nothing to the imagination, but she doesn’t know the meaning of half of what she says—she asked me what a whore lady was” “Did you tell her?” “No, I told her (a story) about Lord Melbourne (instead).” “When a child asks you something, answer him. They can spot an evasion quicker than adults and evasion simply muddles ‘em.”
VAS/VAD=TO GO/WALK “E” (PREFIX)=OUT OR WITHOUT evasion (noun): avoidance; the act of dodging others or an issue evade (verb): to avoid or dodge; to cleverly escape other words with “vas/vad”: invade, invasion, invasive, other words with prefix “e”:exit, eject, emit, explode, emigrate
VAS /VAD=TO GO/WALK “E” (PREFIX)=OUT OR WITHOUT Lying is simply an evasion of the truth. To evade the enemy army, the troops trudged through the swamp rather than walk through the woods where the enemy lay hiding. Name something you have tried to evade
3/7 “Jem became vaguely articulate: “ ‘d you see him, Scout? ‘d you see him just standin’ there? …’n’ all of a sudden he just relaxed all over, an’ it looked like that gun was a part of him…” (97).
ROOT: VAG=TO WANDER vague (adjective)= to be unclear, not detailed (other words from root: vagabond, vagrant)
VAG= TO WANDER Mrs. Kirk’s directions for the paper were very vague. They were: “Write a paper about a topic.” After Jessica got home at 2 AM and her mom asked her where she was, Jessica gave the vague response, “I was…out…somewhere.” NAME A TIME WHERE YOU WERE CONFUSED BY VAGUE DIRECTIONS NAME A TIME WHEN SOMEONE GAVE YOU A VAGUE EXPLANATION