Topic: To kill a Mockingbird by: Lee

In my new book i have only gotten to the 10 page, but I have found a new word that I have never seen before; Methodist.  Methodist means "A member of a Christian Protestant denomination originating in the 18-century evangelistic movement of Charles and John Wesley and George Whitefield".  I also found another word in my book; Impotent.  Impotent means "Unable to take effective action; helpless or powerless".  So far I don't fully understand the book, but it is very interesting and a different experience for me. To kill a Mockingbird is also a classic like Charlotte's Web.

Re: To kill a Mockingbird by: Lee

Currently in my book I have found a lot of new words.  Alleged: said, without proof, to have taken place or to have a specialised illegal or undesirable quality.  Talcum: a cosmetic or toilet preparation consisting of the mineral talc in powdered form, typically perfumed.  Ambled: to walk at a slow, leisurely pace.  Tyrannical: excising power in a cruel or arbitrary way.  Habitually: by way of habit, customarily.  Eccentric: (of a person or their behaviour) unconventional and slightly strange.  Repertoire: a stock of plays, dances, or pieces that a company or a performer knows or is prepared to perform.  Azaleas: a deciduous flowering shrub of the heath family with clusters of brightly coloured, sometimes fragrant flowers. Technically classified as rhododendrons, azaleas are characteristically smaller than most other rhododendrons.  I find it very fascinating how many different words there are in this book and finding out the definition of them gives me to opportunity of discovery and learning.  I can't wait to learn more words from this book.

Re: To kill a Mockingbird by: Lee

I have found a few new words in my book today.  Condescending: having or showing a feeling of patronising superiority.  Transaction: an instance of buying or selling something; a business deal.  Crimson: a deep red colour.  Indigenous: originating or occurring naturally in a particular place.  Wallowing: of a person) indulge in an unrestrained way in (something that creates a pleasurable sensation).  Illicitly: Illicit usually refers to something that is not morally proper or acceptable, such as an illicit love affair.  Impressionistic: based on subjective reactions presented unsystematic ally.  Revelations: a surprising and previously unknown fact, especially one that is made known in a dramatic way.  I'm having lots of fun reading this book, I get to learn more words.

Re: To kill a Mockingbird by: Lee

I have found six new words in my book today.  Smilax: a widely distributed climbing shrub with hooks and tendrils. Several South American species yield sarsaparilla from their roots, and some are cultivated as ornamental.  Vexation: the state of being annoyed, frustrated, or worried.  Mortgage: a legal agreement by which a bank or other creditor lends money at interest in exchange for taking title of the debtor's property, with the condition that the conveyance of title becomes void upon the payment of the debt.  Subsequent: coming after something in time; following.  Mortification: great embarrassment and shame.  Uninitiated: without special knowledge or experience.  I'm learning lots from this book and will hopefully continue to learn more.

Re: To kill a Mockingbird by: Lee

In my book today I have found three new words.  Sojourn: A temporary stay.  Irked: Irritated or annoyed.  Cordially: In a warm and/or friendly way.  I love the characters that the author created especially Boo Radley.  "Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that's why his hands were blood stained-if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off.  there was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time."  That was the description the book gave me about Boo Radley.

Re: To kill a Mockingbird by: Lee

In my book today I have found lots of different words, I've found 15 words.  Erratic: not even or regular in pattern or movement; unpredictable.  Iniquities: immoral or grossly unfair behaviour.  Resentments: bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly.  Wrought: archaic past and past participle of work.  Kerosene: Kerosene is a flammable liquid which is used in many industries and homes around the world as a fuel for light, heat and power. It is generally non-viscous and clear, however viscous substances such as wax and other thicker substances can be made from kerosene. Kerosene is also known as paraffin or kero.  Verge: an edge or border.  Contemptuous: showing contempt; scornful.  Truant: a student who stays away from school without leave or explanation.  Condescension: an attitude of patronising superiority; disdain.  Diminutive: extremely or unusually small.  Monosyllabic: (of a word or utterance) consisting of one syllable.  Amiable: having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner.  Misdemeanour: a minor wrongdoing.  Begrudges: envy (someone) the possession or enjoyment of (something).  I'm learning lots as usual and I'm having lots of fun with this book.  Learning if fun.

Re: To kill a Mockingbird by: Lee

I haven't found a lot of words today in my book, I only found 4 words.  Formality: the rigid observance of rules of convention or etiquette or stiffness of behaviour or style. Discernible: able to be discerned; perceptible.  Auspicious: conducive to success; favourable.  Scuppernongs: The scuppernong /ˈskʌpərˌnɒŋ/ is a large variety of muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia), a species of grape native to the Southern United States. It is usually a greenish or bronze color and is similar in appearance and texture to a white grape, but rounder and larger and first known as the 'big white grape'.  I am still really enjoying this book, though I think it will take me a while before I will be finished it.

Re: To kill a Mockingbird by: Lee

Today I only found 3 words in my book Arbitrated, Triumphantly, Evasion.  The definition of Arbitrated is (of an independent person or body) reach an authoritative judgement or settlement.  The definition of Triumphantly is in a way that shows great happiness or joy at a victory or achievement.  And the definition of Evasion is the action of evading something or an indirect answer; a prevaricating excuse.  Another character in the book has caught my interest; Burris Ewell.  "To get rid of the-er, cooties. You see Burris, the other children might catch them, and you wouldn't want that, would you?"  The boy stood up.  He was the filthiest human I had every seen. His neck was dark gray, the backs of his hands were rusty, and his fingernails were black deep into the quick.  He peered at Miss Caroline from a fist-sized clean space on his face. No one had noticed him, probably, because Miss Caroline and I had entertained the class most of this morning.  "And Burris," Said Miss Caroline, Please bathe yourself before you come back tomorrow."  Burris Ewell seems like a different person and the Author did a great job explaining him.

Re: To kill a Mockingbird by: Lee

Second time I've read today and I have managed to find 4 words in my book.  Benign: gentle;kindly or (of a disease) not harmful in effect: in particular, (of a tumor) not malignant. Hitherto: until now or until the point in time under discussion.  Mimosa: an Australian acacia tree with delicate fern like leaves and yellow flowers that are used by florists or another name for the silk tree.  Communion: the sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially when the exchange is on a mental or spiritual level or the service of Christian worship at which bread and wine are consecrated and shared.