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Flashcards in Gotwalt - To Kill a Mockingbird Deck (44)
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Acquiesce

assent; agree without protesting to assent tacitly (agree completely), submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent

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Aggregate

gather; accumulate formed by the conjunction of collection of pieces into a whole; total; combined ex. all of the individual people combined to form the aggregate (group)

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Aloof

apart; reserved; at a distance, especially in feelings or interest in something; apart

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Analogous

comparable; corresponding to something else; being similar to something else

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Apprehension

fear anticipation of something bad happening the act of understanding something acceptance of information without judgement

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Articulate

effective; distinct; uttered in clear syllables capable of speech; not speechless using language easily and fluently; knows lots of words and how to use them

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Assuage

ease or lessen (pain); satisfy hunger); soothe (anger) to make mild or less severe; relive; ease; mitigate to appease; satisfy; allay; relieve to soothe, calm, or mollify

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Austere

forbiddingly stern; severely simple and unornamented; severe in manner or appearance; strict rigorously self disciplined and severely moral grave, sober; solemn; serious

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Benevolent

generous; charitable; expressing goodwill or kind feelings desiring to help others; charitable intended for benefits rather than profit

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Brevity

conciseness shortness of time or duration the quality of expressing a lot in just a few words; terseness

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Complacency

self satisfaction; smugness; feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often during times of danger

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Concede

admit; yield to acknowledge something as true or right; admit to acknowledge an opponents victory before it is officially announced; Hillary should have conceded to Donald Trump on election night since that is the proper behavior of a losing candidate.

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Contentious

quarrelsome; tending to arguing or strife; quarrelsome characterized by argument or controversy

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Cordial

gracious; heartfelt; courteous and gracious; friendly; warm

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Corroborate

confirm; support; to make more certain; confirm ex. The girl said she was at the store, and her friend corroborated her story

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Diligence

steadiness of effort; persistent hard work; constant and earnest effort to accomplish something

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Edify

instruct; correct morally; to instruct or benefit, especially morally or spiritually; uplift

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Elucidate

explain; enlighten to make clear; throw light upon; explain

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Elusive

evasive; baffling; hard to grasp 1. eluding clear perception to complete mental grasp; hard to express or define

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Fanaticism

excessive zeal; extreme devotion to believe or cause; being fanatical in spirit or conduct; extreme behavior

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Furtive

stealthy; sneaky taken, done, or used in a sneaky, security way surreptitiously or by stealth sly; shifty

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Gravity

seriousness; serious or critical nature serious of dignified behavior the force of attraction that causes things to fall toward the center of earth heaviness of weight

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Haughtiness

pride; arrogance; proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; looking down on things that you thing aren't good enough for you

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Hypocritical

pretending to be virtuous pretense of having beliefs or principles that you don't actually have ex. Pretending to be a nice person and then doing mean things when people aren't watching

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Illicit

illegal; not legally permitted or authorized; unlicensed; unlawful disapproved of or not permitted for moral or ethical reasons ex. It wasn't against the law to lie to his parents, but it was illicit.

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Induce

persuade; bring about; to lead or move by persuasion; to get someone to do something by persuading them to bring about, produce, or cause

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Integrity

uprightness; wholeness adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty the state of being whole, unbroken in perfect condition

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Mollify

soothe To soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease to mitigate or reduce; soften

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Ominous

threatening; portending evil or harm, foreboding; threatening indicating the nature of a future event, for good or evil; having an omen

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Perpetual

everlasting; continuing or enduring forever; everlasting lasting an indefinitely long time