Essay on Vocabulary Table

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VOCABULARY TABLE
Complete this vocabulary table as part of your holiday homework.
Word
Sentence it’s used in the text.
Definition
Entailment
(Chapters 1-3)

After a dreary conversation in our livingroom one night about his entailment, before Mr. Cunningham left he said, “Mr Finch, I don’t know when I’ll ever be able to pay you.”
Mr. Cunningham using different methods to repay Atticus. (His hickory nuts).
Squaw
(Chapters 1-3)

I looked down and found myself clutching a brown woollen blanket I was wearing around my shoulders, squaw-fashion.
American Indian fashion.
Waiting on tenterhooks
(Chapters 9-11)
I waited, on tenterhooks, for Uncle Jack to tell Atticus my side of it. But he didn’t. He simply murmured, “Her use of bathroom invective leaves nothing to the imagination. But she doesn’t know the meaning of half she says-she asked me what a whore-lady was...”
Being in a state of tension, uneasiness, anxiety etc...
Lane cake
(Chapters 12-14)
Maycomb welcomed her. Miss Maudie Atkinson baked a Lane cake so loaded with shinny it made me tight; Miss Stephanie shaking her head and saying, “Uh, uh, uh.”
A bourbon-laden baked cake traditional in America’s south.
Rice Christian
(Chapters 12-14)
When she settled in with us and life resumed its daily pace, Aunt Alexandra seemed as if she had always lived with us. Her Missionary Society refreshments adder to her reputation as a hostess (she did not permit Calpurnia to make the delicacies required to sustain the Society through long reports on Rice Christians); she joined and became Secretary of the Maycomb Amanuensis Club. someone who has formally declared himself/herself a Christian for material benefits rather than for religious reasons.
Shinny
(Chapters 12-14)
He sent them packing next day armed with their charts of five quarts of shinny in their saddlebags—two apiece and one for the Governor.
Alcohol.
Tight
(Chapters 12-14)
Maycomb welcomed her. Miss Maudie Atkinson baked a Lane cake so loaded with shinny it made me tight; Miss Stephanie shaking her head and saying, “Uh, uh, uh.”
Drunk.
Snipe hunt
(Chapters 15-16)
“Called ‘em off on a snipe hunt,” was the succinct answer. “Didn’t you think a ‘that, Mr Finch?” practical joke in which the victim is made to sit in the woods with a bag and two sticks in an attempt to capture a creature that doesn't exist.
Ladies Law
(Chapters 26-28)
“You don’t have to touch her, all you have to do is make her afraid, an’ if assault ain’t enough to keep you locked up awhile, I’ll get you in on the Ladies’ Law, so get outa my sight! If you don’t think I mean it, just bother that girl again!”
Law from the criminal code of Alabama prohibiting the use of "abusive, insulting, or obscene language," especially around girls or women; punishable by up to $200 in fines, imprisonment in…