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Lord Flies Vocab

Lord of the Flies vocab for quiz 2 over chapters 3 and 4

Abyss? An immeasurably deep gulf or great space
Inscrutable? Not readily investigated, interpreted, or understood
Castanet? Small concave pieces of wood that are clicked together by the fingers as a rythmic accompaniment
Vicissitudes? Natural change or mutation visible in nature or in human affairs
Contrite? Feeling or showing sorrow and remorse for a sin or shortcoming
Incredulous? Unwilling to admit or accept what is offered as true
Baffled? Extremely confused or puzzled
Susurration? A whispering sound
Opalescence? Reflecting an iridescent light
Blatant? Completely obvious, especially in a crass or offensive manner
Impalpable? Incapable of being felt by touch
Incursion? An entering in or into something
Myriad? A great number
Preposterous? Contrary to nature, reason, or common sense
Taboo? Banned on grounds of morality or taste
Swarthiness? Of a dark color, complexion, or cast
Mooning? To spend time in idle reverie
Tacitly? Expressed or carried on without words or speech
Errant? Behaving wrongly
Malevolently? Having, showing, or arising from intense often vicious ill will, spite, or hatred
Obscurely? Not readily understood or clearly expressed
Opaque? Hard to understand or explain
Created by: alexprice
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