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Lord of Flies Vocab

Chapters 1-4

TermDefinition
Clambering To climb using both feet and hands; climb with effort or difficulty.
Proffer To put before a person for acceptance; offer.
Efflorescence The state or a period of flowering.
Efflugence A brilliant radiance; a shining forth.
Enmity A feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill will; animosity; antagonism.
Decorous Characterized by dignified propriety in conduct, manners, appearance, character. etc.
Fulcrum The support or point of rest on which a lever turns moving a body.
Furtive Taken, done, used, etc; surreptitiously or by stealth; secret.
Indignation Strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting or base; righteous anger.
Bastion A fortified place.
Hiatus A break or interruption in the continuity of a work series, action, etc.
Gesticulated To make or use gestures, especially in an animated or excited manner with or instead of speech.
Clamored A loud uproar as from a crowd of people.
Ebullience high spirits; exhilaration; exuberance.
Assented To agree or concur; subscribe to.
Recrimination A counter change.
Hayrick Haystack.
Tumult Violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob; uproar.
Tirade A prolonged outburst of bitter, outspoken denunciation.
Festooned A string or chain of flowers, foilage, ribbon, etc, suspended in curve between two points.
Tendril a threadlike, leafless organ of climbing plants, often growing in spiral form which attaches itself to or twines round some other body so as to support the plant.
Pendant A handing ornament as an earring of the main piece suspended from a necklace.
Oppressive burden some unjustly harsh or tyrannical groups
Inscrutable Incapable of being investigated, analyzed, or scrutinized, impenetrable; considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base.
Vicissitudes A change or variation occurring in the course of something.
Antagonism An active hostility or opposition as between unfriendly or conflicting.
Indignant Feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something.
Declivities A downward slope, as of ground.
Tacit Understood without being openly expressed; implied.
Susurration A soft murmur; whisper.
Whelming To submerge; engulf.
Blatant Brazenly obvious flagrant.
Impalpable Difficult for the mind to grasp readily or easily.
Taboo Proscribed by society as improper or unacceptable.
Swarthiness Dark.
Sinewy Having strong sinews.
Malevolently Wishing evil or harm to another or others; showing ill will; ill- disposed; malicious.
Created by: 58knasims