v. to make an unpleasant feeling less intense
-ease, relieve dictum “So Simon, having forgotten his teacher’s dictum on the possession of human chattels, bought three slaves and with their aid established a homestead on the banks of the Alabama River some forty miles above Saint Stephens”(4).
n. a formal pronouncement from an authoritative source
-proclamationrepertoire“But by the end of August our repertoire was vapid from countless reproductions, and it was then that Dill gave us the idea of making Boo Radley come out”(10).
n. a stock of plays, dances, or pieces that a company or a performer knows or is prepared to perform azaleas“When people’s azaleas froze in a cold snap, it was because he had breathed on them”(10).
n. flowering shrubs in the genus Rhododendron predilection“The Radleys, welcome anywhere in town, kept to themselves, a predilection unforgivable in Maycomb”(11).
n. a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something
-fondness, bias flivver“One night, in an extensive spurt of high spirits, the boys backed around the square in a borrowed flivver, resisted arrest by Maycomb’s ancient beadle…”(12).
n. cheap car or aircraft, especially one in bad condition entailment“Miss Scout, if you give me your attention I’ll tell you what entailment is”(28).
n. involving by necessity or as a consequence
-necessitation, involvement mortification“… I would have saved myself some inconvenience and Miss Caroline subsequent mortification…”(28).
n. great embarrassment and shame truant“The truant lady gets ‘em here ’cause she threatens’ ’em with the sheriff, but she’s give up tryin’ to hold ‘em”(36).
n. a student who stays away from school without leave or explanation runaway, absentee diminutive“He was among the most diminutive of men, but when Burris Ewell turned toward him, Little Chuck’s right hand went to his pocket”(36). adj. extremely or unusually small tiny, minuscule, undersize begrudges“I don’t know of any landowner around here who begrudges those children any game their father can hit”(41).
v. envy someone the possession or enjoyment of something
-envy, resent, grudge auspicious“The remainder of my schooldays were no more auspicious than the first”(43). adj. conducive to success; favorable
-promising, favorable, encouraging cordiality“With a click of her tongue she thrust out her bridgework, a gesture of cordiality that cemented our friendship”(57).
n. sincere affection and kindness
-benevolence, good-fellowship hitherto“… Miss Maudie had hitherto kept hidden from us”(57). adv. Until now or until the point in time under discussion
-previously, formerly, before teetered“… heaved himself to it, and teetered a long moment”(71).
v. move or balance unsteadily; sway back and forth
-wobble, stagger, stumble prowess“… and respective prowess only made me feel left out again, as I was untalented in this area”(68).
n. skill or expertise in a particular