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					   To Kill a Mockingbird


In-context Vocabulary
   Chapters 5 and 6
                                   benign

• Until Jem and Dill excluded me from their
  plans, she was only another lady in the
  neighborhood, but a relatively benign
  presence.
                                    benign

• Having a kindly disposition; gracious
• Bene = “good”
                                       tacit

• Our tacit treaty with Miss Maudie was that
  we could play on her lawn, eat her
  scuppernongs if we didn’t’ jump on the
  arbor, and explore her vast back lot…
                                     tacit

• Understood without being openly expressed
• Silent
• Have any musicians seen this one in your
  sheet music?
                            benevolence

• Miss Maudie’s benevolence extended to
  Jem and Dill, whenever they paused in their
  pursuits…
                            benevolence

• Desire to do good towards others
• Bene = good
                               edification

“No,” said Atticus, “putting his life’s
history on display for the edification of the
neighborhood.”
                               edification

• Moral improvement or guidance
• It actually comes from the word “to build.”
                                      quibble

• Jem decided there was no point in
  quibbling, and was silent.
                                     quibble

• To evade truth by raising trivial distinctions
  and objections
• Maybe from equivocation (evasion of the
  point)

				
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