Flashcards in Word List 2 - Groups 8-9 Deck (20):
Atticus advocates Tom Robinson through the court trial as a lawyer.
Mr. Ewell was brusque in his harsh criticism of Tom Robinson.
Cause leaves to fall off
The cold weather of Maycomb defoliated the leaves on the trees around the town.
Promote; take up; support
Ms. Caroline did not espouse Scout's reading skills in school.
Sharpen; increase; whet
Atticus decided to let Scout hone her reading skills despite Ms. Caroline's rejection of it.
Careless; not strict
Scout and Jem were lax when they found the objects in the tree by the Radley house.
Avoid; make unnecessary
Ewell tried to obviate the fact that he was ambidextrous in front of Atticus.
Someone who puts on an act
Scout, Jem, and Dill were poseurs when they did their various skits together.
Full of (usually full of holes)
The Radley house, due to its age, was riddled with imperfections.
Inactive; lazy; stagnant
Bob Ewell was a particularly torpid, abusive father.
Concerning art of beauty
The aesthetic features of the Radley house were old and worn out.
Fortification; barricade; wall
The fence around the Radley house was like a bulwark.
No longer in existence
Though slavery was defunct in Alabama, blacks like Tom Robinson still faced prejudice.
The study of word origins
Scout most likely would appreciate etymology because of her reading abilities.
Grossly exaggerated speech
Dill employed hyperbole in his stories about his father and home in Meridian, Mississippi.
1. key to map; 2. myth or story
The legend of Boo Radley interested Jem, Scout, and Dill very much.
Many racist white people in Maycomb were odious toward blacks.
Atticus attempted to reach racial equality for the posterity of civil courts.
It was not rife for African-Americans to be at the house of the Ewells.