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  1. To Kill a Mockingbird Vocabulary

  2. Assuaged • To lessen the intensity of; to put an end to by satisfying • Ex: “When it healed, and Jem’s fears of never being able to play football were assuaged, he was seldom self-conscious about his injury.” (pg. 3)

  3. How is this picture an example of the word “assuaged”?

  4. Condescended • To do something that you usually do not do because you believe you are too important to do it • Ex: “Jem condescended to take me to school the first day, a job usually done by one’s parents, but Atticus had said Jem would be delighted to show me where my room was.” (pg. 20)

  5. Condescending vs. Condescended

  6. Vexations • Something that worries or annoys • Ex: “Entailment was only a part of Mr. Cunningham’s vexations.” (pg. 27)

  7. How are these people showing they are vexed?

  8. Monosyllabic • Saying very little or responding with only one-syllable words • Ex: “My replies were monosyllabic and he did not press me.” (pg. 38)

  9. Monosyllabic

  10. Amiable • Being friendly and agreeable • Ex: “He waited in amiable silence, and I sought to reinforce my position.” (pg. 39)

  11. How is a puppy amiable?

  12. Auspicious • Showing or suggesting that future success is likely • Ex: “The remainder of my schooldays were no more auspicious than the first.” (pg. 43)

  13. How might this word relate to gambling?

  14. Arbitrate • To settle an argument between two people after hearing both ideas • Jemarbitrated by awarding me first push with an extra time for Dill, and I folded myself in the tire. (pg 49)

  15. How do these pictures represent the word “arbitrate?”

  16. Melancholy • Sadness; depression of spirits • Ex: “It was a melancholy little drama, woven from bits and scraps of gossip and neighborhood legend…” (pg. 52)

  17. Benevolence • Disposition to do good; an act of kindness • Ex: “Miss Maudie’sbenevolence 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.” (pg. 57)

  18. Unfathomable • Impossible to comprehend • Ex: “For reasons unfathomable to the most experienced prophets in Maycomb County, autumn turned to winter that year.” (pg. 85)

  19. Obstreperous • Marked by unruly or aggressive noisiness; stubbornly resistant to control • Ex: “Such conduct as yours required little understanding. It was obstreperous, disorderly and abusive – ”