To Kill a Mockingbird - Mister Ambrose

To Kill a Mockingbird - Mister Ambrose

To Kill a Mockingbird In-context Vocabulary Chapters 9-12 deportment Aunt Alexandras vision of my deportment

involved playing with small stoves, tea sets, and wearing the Add-A-Pearl necklace she gave me when I was born. (p. 81) deportment

Demeanor Conduct Behavior ambrosia

But her cooking made up for everything: three kinds of meat, summer vegetables from her pantry shelves; peach pickles, two kinds of cake and ambrosia constituted a modest Christmas dinner. (p. 82)

ambrosia A fruit dessert made of oranges and shredded coconut and sometimes pineapple The food of the gods

Root = immortality tarried I was debating whether to stand there or run, and tarried in indecision a moment too

long: I turned to flee but Uncle Jack was quicker. (p. 84-85) tarried To remain or stay

To delay or be tardy Root = tardy apoplectic She was vicious. Once she heard Jem refer to our father as Atticus and her reaction

was apoplectic. (p. 100) apoplectic Extremely angry Furious

umbrage I wasnt sure what Jem resented most, but I took umbrage at Mrs. Duboses assessment of the familys mental hygiene. (p. 102)

umbrage Offense, annoyance, displeasure

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