have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense
The Radley Place had
ceased to terrify me, but it was no less gloomy, no less chilly under its great oaks, and no less uninviting.
a special advantage or benefit not enjoyed by all
"'Equal rights for all, special
privileges for none'," I quoted.
make clear and comprehensible
I went away, not sure that I could explain to Atticus what was on my mind, not sure that I could
clarify what was only a feeling.
accompany in order to protect
He thought Jem might
escort me if I asked him.
the rate of moving, especially walking or running
We had slowed to a cautious
gait, and were feeling our way forward so as not to bump into the tree.
spend thoughtlessly; throw away
squandered our first nickels on the House of Horrors, which scared us not at all
declared but not proved
we entered the black seventh grade room and were led around by the temporary ghoul in residence and were made to touch several objects
alleged to be the component parts of a human being.
fear resulting from the awareness of danger
"Somebody's mashed my costume," I wailed in
to exert much effort or energy
We began crossing the black schoolyard,
straining to see our feet.
in a sparse or scanty way
I turned to look at him, but his outline was
an unwanted discomfort
Jem knew as well as I that it was difficult to walk fast without stumping a toe, tripping on stones, and other
inconveniences, and I was barefooted.
behave awkwardly or with difficulty
Metal ripped on metal and I fell to the ground and rolled as far as I could,
floundering to escape my wire prison.
fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters
From somewhere near by came
scuffling, kicking sounds, sounds of shoes and flesh scraping dirt and roots.
in an uncontrolled manner
I went to where I thought he had been and felt
frantically along the ground, reaching out with my toes.
have the idea for
conceive of anyone low down enough to do a thing like this
For once in his life, Atticus's
instinctive courtesy failed him: he sat where he was.
censure severely or angrily
As I said it, I half pointed to the man in the corner, but brought my arm down quickly lest Atticus
reprimand me for pointing.
showing fear and lack of confidence
His lips parted into a
timid smile, and our neighbor's image blurred with my sudden tears.
affect with wonder
Dr. Reynolds's voice was as breezy as his step, as though he had said it every evening of his life, an announcement that
astounded me even more than being in the same room with Boo
be incomprehensible to
A curious contest, the nature of which
eluded me, was developing between my father and the sheriff.
legally qualified or sufficient
I'd take somebody mighty used to the dark to make a
marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness
Every move he made was uncertain, as if he were not sure his hands and feet could make
proper contact with the things he touched.
causing fear or terror
He coughed his
dreadful raling cough, and was so shaken he had to sit down again.
beyond belief or understanding
Having been so accustomed to his absence, I found it
that he had been sitting beside me all this time, present.
let go as from one's grip
released my hand, opened the door, went inside, and shut the door behind him.