To Kill A Mockingbird Vocabulary

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1. Tyrannical

1.1. "She had been with us ever since Jem was born, and I had felt her tyrannical pressure for as long as I could remember."

1.2. Definition-unjustly cruel, harsh, or severe

1.3. Adjective

1.4. Word Orgin-1530–40- Latin tyrannic(us )

1.5. Donald Trump is and example of a tyrannical leader.

1.6. Synonym- Brutal, Cruel, Dictatorial.

1.7. Antonym-Compassionate, Considerate, Democratic

2. Methodists

2.1. "In England, Simon was irritated by the persecution of those who called themselves Methodists at the hands of their more liberal brethren, and as Simon called himself a Methodist, he worked his way across the Atlantic to Philidelphia, thence to Jamaica, thence to Mobile, and up the Saint Stephens."

2.2. Definition- A member of a Christian Protestant denomination originating in the 18th-century evangelistic movement of Charles and John Wesley and George Whitefield.

2.3. Noun

2.4. Word Orgin-First recorded in 1585–95

2.5. There are no synonyms or antonyms because this is a type of religion.

2.6. There are over 20 million Methodists in the world.

3. Malevolent

3.1. "Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom."

3.2. Definition-Evil, Harmful, Injurious.

3.3. Adjective

3.4. Word Orgin-1500–10- Latin

3.5. Synonym- Sinister, Vengeful, Malicious

3.6. Antonym- Friendly, Good, Kind

3.7. In the end she really was malevolent, especially after all she did.

4. Domiciled

4.1. "According to the neighbourhood legend, when the younger Radley boy was in his teens he became acquainted with some of the Cunninghams from Old Sarum, an enormous and confusing tribe domiciled in the northern part of the county, and they formed the nearest thing to a gang ever seen in Maycomb."

4.2. Definition-A place of residence.

4.3. Noun

4.4. Word Orgin-1470–80- Middle French

4.5. Synonym- Abide, Reside

4.6. Antonym- Depart, Leave

4.7. Many people are domiciled in different countries around the world, all with different values.

5. Illicitly

5.1. "I never deliberately learned to read, but somehow I had been wallowing illicitly in the daily papers."

5.2. Definition-Disapproved of or not permitted for moral or ethical reasons.

5.3. Adjective

5.4. Word Orgin-From the Latin word illicitus.

5.5. Synonym-Unjustly, Wrongly

5.6. Antonym-Justly, Rightly

5.7. Police have been finding more illicit activity in the past few years.

6. Vexations

6.1. "Entailment was only a part or Mr.Cunningham's vexations."

6.2. Definition- Irritation or annoyance.

6.3. Noun

6.4. Word Orgin-1350–1400- Middle English vexacioun

6.5. Synonym-Aggravation, Agitation

6.6. Antonym- Joy, Happiness.

6.7. Mrs.Winters had few Vexations and Malik was one of them.

7. Taciturn

7.1. "Their sister Alexandra was the Finch who remained at the landing: she married a taciturn man who spent most of his time lying in a hammock by the river wondering if his trot-lines were full."

7.2. Definition-Dour, stern, and silent in expression and manner.

7.3. Adjective

7.4. Word Orgin- 1765–75; < Latin taciturnus

7.5. Synoym-Aloof, Dour, Laconic

7.6. Antonym-Communicative, Fluent, Talkative, Wordy

7.7. An example of a taciturn would be someone who sits quietly in the corner of a room, not speaking often.

8. Flivver

8.1. "One night, in an excessive spurt of high spirits, the boys backed around the square in a borrowed flivver, resisted arrest by the Maycomb's ancient beadle, Mr. Conner and locked him in the courthouse outhouse."

8.2. Definition-An automobile, especially one that is small, inexpensive, and old.

8.3. Noun

8.4. There are no synonyms or antonyms with this word because it is a slang term,

8.5. An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; origin uncertain.

8.6. There was an flivver broken down a few miles back, looks like they needed some help.