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used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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lacking sufficient water or rainfall


lacking vitality or spirit
  • Atticus's voice had lost its comfortableness; he was speaking in his arid, detached professional voice.
    p. 247.9
arid = lifeless (lacking vitality)
  • His voice had lost its aridity, its detachment, and he was talking to the jury as if they were folks on the post office corner.
    p. 271.3
aridity = lack of vitality
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