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1

alacrity

Eagerness; enthusiasm; quickness
Creon's alacrity to punish the person who buried Polynieces caused his downfall.

2

burgeon

Grow; flourish; put forth new shoots
Creon believed that under his rule, Thebes would burgeon.

3

deleterious

Harmful
Bob Ewell was deleterious in his criticism of Tom Robinson.

4

euphemism

A polite phrase to cover something unpleasant
The euphemism "To Kill a Mockingbird" relates to Scout's own innocence being lost, due to racial conflicts in Maycomb.

5

hypocritical

Insincere
Bob Ewell was hypocritical in court through his own lies and insecurities.

6

lethargic

Tired; without energy
The legend of Boo Radley gave Scout, Jem, and Dill the impression that he was lethargic.

7

ogle

Stare at; observe in an obvious manner
People in Maycomb were not allowed to ogle at Boo Radley's house.

8

postulate

Hypothesize; propose
Atticus postulated that Bob Ewell was ambidextrous, through Atticus's own questions to Ewell.

9

robust

Strong; healthy; tough
Atticus Finch possessed a robust mind through his intelligent profession as a lawyer in court trials.

10

tractable

Obedient; dutiful; polite
Children in Scout's time were expected to be tractable toward their elders.

11

alchemy

Medieval chemistry; attempt to change base metal into gold
Atticus was not involved the study of alchemy, so instead, the man was a lawyer.

12

burnish

Polish
Atticus most likely would have burnished his treasured pocket watch passed from his own father.

13

deliberate

To think over deeply
Ismene deliberated over the consequences of illegally burying her and Antigone's brother, Polynieces.

14

euphony

Pleasant sounds
When Antigone was solitary in the cave, left to die by Creon, there was euphony being emitted from the location.

15

iconoclast

Person who opposes orthodoxy
When Creon allowed Polynieces's dead body to not be buried so that the birds and animals can eat it, Creon is an iconoclast.

16

levity

Flippancy; joking about serious matters
Atticus, in his everyday attitudes, was a person who did not speak with levity.

17

olfactory

Concerned with the sense of smell
The mad dog of Maycomb had olfactory senses that were able to guide it through Maycomb's streets.

18

potable

Suitable for drinking
Bob Ewell drank potable alcholic beverages, an act which he did often.

19

rotund

Round
No character in To Kill a Mockingbird is specifically described as fat and rotund.

20

tranquil

Peaceful
The atmosphere in the courtroom during the trial of Tom Robinson was definitely not tranquil when Bob Ewell testified.