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LOTF Vocab 15

Vocabulary for Lord of the Flies

myriad indefinite number (noun/adj.)
diffidently in a manner lacking of self-confidence (adv.)
quavered trembled/ spoke in a trembling voice (verb)
leviathan something very large/ gigantic sea creature in Bible (noun)
strident loud/harsh (adj.)
hiatus a break/ pause (noun)
gesticulate make gestures esp. when speaking for emphasis (verb)
inscrutable difficult to understand/ mysterious (adj.)
tacit not spoken; implied by actions/ statements (adj.)
decorous exhibiting appropriate behavior (adj.)
truculently in an aggressive manner/ looking for a fight (adv.)
parried deflected/ warded off; avoided (verb)
rebuke to criticize sharply/ check; repress (verb)
derisive scornful/ expressing contempt and ridicule (adj.)
susurration a whispering sound/ murmur (noun)
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