To Kill a Mockingbird Vocabulary


To Kill a Mockingbird
List 8: Chapters 1-5
Word
Definition
Sentence (from the book)
Synonyms
Image
eccentric




malevolent




persevere




benevolence




melancholy




vapid




contentious




benign




indigenous




erratic






List 9: Chapter 6-10


Word
Definition
Sentence (from the book)
Synonyms
Image
shambles




quell




vehemently




disregard




inconspicuous




ingenuous




malignant




prowess




provocation




entrusted






List 10: Chapter 11-15


Word
Definition
Sentence (from the book)
Synonyms
Image
venerable




stifle




ominous




infallible




indignantly




pensive




ecclesiastical




reconnaissance




degradation




tactful






List 11: Chapter 16-20


Word
Definition
Sentence (from the book)
Synonyms
Image
formidable




contrary




acrimonious




strenuous




perpetual




conscience




discreet




stealthy




predicament




affluent





Vocabulary List #7

Dialect - a form of language that is spoken in a particular place or by a particular group of people. Dialects may feature unique pronunciations, vocabulary, and grammar.
Ex: Ms. Hanson comes from the Midwest so she speaks a dialect; she says “pop” instead of “soda,” and she pronounces some words differently than her students.
Dialogue - written conversation between two or more characters. Writers use dialogue to bring characters to life and to give readers insights into the characters’ qualities, traits, and reactions to other characters.
Ex: Hinton helped develop her characters’ Ponyboy and Sodapop with dialogue. She included the dialogue in quotation marks.
Convey - to communicate a message or information; to make known; to impart
In the sentence below, what is conveyed by comparing the sound of the wind to a murmur?
Distinction - the recognizing or noting of differences
At school you must make a distinction between what is right and wrong; Copying even one homework answer is still wrong.
What distinction does the author make between organic foods and conventional, or nonorganic, foods?
Irony – a special kind of contrast between appearance and reality—usually one in which reality is opposite of what it seems.
  • Situational irony—a contrast between what a reader or character expects and what actually exists or happens
  • Dramatic irony—the reader or viewer knows something that a character does not know
  • Verbal irony—exists when someone knowingly exaggerates or says one thing and means another

List 8: Chapters 1-5
Word
Definition
Sentence (from the book)
Synonyms
Image
eccentric




malevolent




persevere




benevolence




melancholy




vapid




contentious




benign




indigenous




erratic






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LIST #1 Word of the Day—Week 1 - August 31, 2015
Connotation - an idea or quality that a word makes you think about in addition to its meaning; the emotion attached to a word
The teacher tried not to use the word immature because the negative connotation that was attached to it.
Mood - The feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader. (Descriptive words, imagery, and figurative language all influence the mood of a work.)
The dark sky and heavy clouds created an ominous mood.
Tone - the writer’s attitude towards his/her subject
The tone of the article was formal and stern. The author used proper language and remained serious throughout the piece.
Figurative vs. Literal - Literal language means exactly what it says, while figurative language uses similes, metaphors, hyperbole, and personification to describe something often through comparison with something different.
Literal - I love summer weather.
Figurative - The summer sun smiles down on me.
Imagery - consists of descriptive words and phrases that re-create sensory experiences for the reader. Imagery usually appeals to one or more of the five senses--sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch--to help the reader imagine exactly what is being described.
The imagery--“stink like rotten meat” and “fester like a sore” powerfully contributes to the theme of the poem--pursue your dreams!




LIST #2 Word of the Day—Week 2 - September 7, 2015
Adjectives you will see on the test:
Objective - not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.
Reporters are supposed to be objective; they should report the facts and not let their opinions influence the news.
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Subjective - based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions
Ms. Hanson is subjective about her subject. She says that Language Arts is the most interesting and important class. J
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Unconventional - unusual
The unconventional teacher had her students sit on the floor instead of in desks; she had them practice interpretive dancing instead of writing.
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Irrelevant - inapplicable--not important
The unorganized writer gave irrelevant evidence in an attempt to support her claim.
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Insufficient - not having or providing enough of what is needed (not adequate)
The student was asked to rewrite her essay because she had insufficient evidence to support her argument.
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Adequate - enough for some need or requirement; sufficient
The student showed his paragraphs to Ms. Hanson to make sure they had adequate analysis of the literary terms.
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Accurate - correct, exact
The student’s project was returned for correction because it was inaccurate; there were errors with dates and data.
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Indifferent - without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic
His indifferent attitude toward failure was a cause for concern for his teachers. Normally students act concerned when they may have to retake a grade; he, on the other hand, was apathetic.
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September 11-18, 2015
LIST #3 Outsiders (Chapters 1-2):
http://vocab.com/lists/729371


September 18-25, 2015

LIST #4 Outsiders List (Chapters 3-4):
http://vocab.com/lists/756627


September 28- October 2, 2015

LIST #5 Outsiders List (Chapters 5-8):
http://www.vocabulary.com/lists/761637#view=notes

October 5-9, 2015
LIST #6 Outsiders List (Chapters 9-12):
http://www.vocabulary.com/lists/761649#view=notes