To Kill A Mockingbird. Harper Lee. Vocabulary Ch 1-3. Eccentric - departing from the established norm, model, or rule Thus we came to know Dill as a pocket Merlin, whose head teemed with eccentric plans, strange longings, and quaint fancies.
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Eccentric - departing from the established norm, model, or rule
Thus we came to know Dill as a pocket Merlin, whose head teemed with eccentric plans, strange longings, and quaint fancies.
Malevolent - exhibiting or having ill-will; malicious
Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom.
Intimidation - threats
Nobody knew what form of intimidation Mr. Radley employed to keep Boo out of sight, but Jem figured that Mr. Radley kept him chained to the bed most of the time.
condescended - to come down voluntarily to the level of inferiors
Jemcondescended 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.
indigenous - native
The class murmured apprehensively, should she prove to harbor her share of the peculiarities indigenous to that region.
pronouncements - authoritative statements
Having never questioned Jem'spronouncements, I saw no reason to begin now.
irked - annoyed; bothered
Jem's free dispensation of my pledge irked me, but precious noontime minutes were ticking away.
persevere - remain constant to a purpose in spite of obstacles
Apparently she had revived enough to persevere in her profession.
Compromise - settlement of differences in which concessions are made
"Do you know what a compromise is?" he asked.
Dill - Miss Rachael's nephew ; Jem & Scout’s friend
“Scout” Finch - Narrator of the story ; Jem’s sister
Walter Cunningham – poor boy in Scout’s class
Atticus Finch - A lawyer; Scout's father
Jem Finch - Scout's older brother
Arthur “Boo” Radley– recluse (never leaves his house ) who lives next door to the finches
Burris Ewell – boy from the “white trash” family
Calpurnia - Finch family cook, maid & nanny
Miss Fisher - Scout's teacher