To Kill a Mockingbird Vocab 26-31

Recluse (Chap. 26) ~someone who stays away from society and the company of others”…what reasonable recluse wants children peeping through his shutters…(p. 245)?”
Remorse (Chap. 26) ~a feeling of regret and guilt”I sometimes felt a twinge of remorse, when passing by the old place…(p. 245).”
Spurious (Chap. 26) ~outwardly resembles something but does not have the genuine qualities of that thing”…a publication spurious in the eyes of Miss Gates, our teacher (p. 246).”
Notoriety (Chap. 27) ~fame”I suppose his brief burst of fame brought on a briefer burst of industry, but his job lasted only as long as his notoriety…(p. 250).”
Nondescript (Chap. 27) ~dull; with no special or interesting qualities”…his fat nondescript dog (p. 251).”
Carcass (Chap. 27) ~body” ‘First thing you can do, Ewell, is get your stinkin’ carcass off my property (p. 252).’ “
Railing (Chap. 31) ~ painful”He coughed his dreadful railing cough…(p. 280).”
Eccentricities (Chap. 27) ~odd behavior”…our classmates mercifully let us forget our father’s eccentricities (p. 253).”
Furtive (Chap. 28) ~ secret”A small patch of earth beneath its branched was packed hard from many fights and furtive crap games (p. 258).”
Gait (Chap. 28) ~pace, walk”We had slowed to a cautious gait…(p. 258).”
Irascible (Chap. 28) ~ angry”…to the irascible qua-ack of a bluejay…(p. 257).”
Pinioned (Chap. 28) ~confined; held down”It’s owner said, ‘Uff!’ and tried to catch my arms, but they were tightly pinioned (p. 265).”
Repertoire (Chap. 28) ~accomplishments; skills.”High above us in the darkness a solitary mocker poured out his repertoire…(p. 257).”
Rout (Chap. 28) ~ defeat”…Colonel Maycomb set out on a purposeful journey to rout the enemy and entangles his troops so far northwest in the forest primeval…(p. 261).”
Staccato (Chap. 28) ~distinct; sharp and crisp”The man was walking with the staccato steps of someone carrying a load too heavy for him (p. 266).”
Connived (Chap. 30) ~secretly cooperated or agreed to”…if I connived at something like this, frankly I couldn’t meet his eye…(p. 276).”
Divinity (Chap. 28) ~a white fudge made from whipped egg whites, sugar, and nuts.”We each bought a sack of Mrs. Judge Taylor’s homemade divinity (p. 259).”
Hock (Chap. 28) ~the joint bending backward in the hind leg of an animal like a pig” ‘Here, Scout, let me hold onto your – – hock (p. 262).’ “
Primeval (Chap. 28) ~a forest that had been primarily untouched or unchanged by man”…Colonel Maycomb set out on a purposeful journey to rout the enemy and entangles his troops so far northwest in the forest primeval…(p. 261).”
Wisteria (Chap. 30) ~twinning woody vines with large clusters of flowers.”He looked at the wisteria vine (p. 276).
Maiden ladies (Chap. 27) ~ women who have never married”Misses Tutti and Frutti Barber were maiden ladies…(p. 254).”

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