Per. 6 English
To Kill a Mockingbird Chap. 23-31 Vocab.
1. Credibility- the quality of being trusted and believed in
Book Sentence: “I had destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial,”
Original Sentence: After beginning a lying spree to his parents, he had
lost his credibility.
2. Furtive- attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive
Book Sentence: “’something furtive’” (293).
Original Sentence: The sneaky convict started to furtively plan his escape
3. Wryly- using or expressing dry, esp. mocking, humor
Book Sentence: “Atticus smiled wryly”. (292).
Original Sentence: He smiled wryly at the boys excuse.
4. Adament- refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind
Book Sentence: “Jem was adamant” (294).
Original Sentence: The student was adamant in his decision to pursue a
career in music.
5. Sordid- involving ignoble actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt
Book Sentence: “’ladies from sordid cases like Tom’s’” (296).
Original Sentence: My sister was being sordid about sharing her food
6. Impertinence- not showing proper respect; rude
Book Sentence: “I meant no impertinence” (308).
Original Sentence: he impertinence of this student is earning him a
7. Bovine- of, relating to, or affecting cattle
Book Sentence: “the clink of coffee cups and the soft bovine sounds”
Original Sentence: The cows were calm, and all the rest of the bovine
livestock became quiet and still as the thunderstorm started to close in.
8. Persecuted- subject (someone) to hostility and ill treatment, esp. because of their race or political or religious beliefs
Book Sentence: “Jews have been persecuted since the beginning of
Original Sentence: It is a...
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