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LotF Chs. 2 and 3


gesticulated gestured with one's hands "He gesticulated widely."
errant disobedient "The noise of the errant assembly faded up the mountain."
ebullience liveliness "Then, with the martyred expression of a parent who has to keep up with the senseless ebullience of the children, he picked up the conch..."
officious too eager to serve or advise "There was pushing and pulling and officious cries."
indignantly angrily, crossly "I got the conch," said Piggy indignantly. "You let me speak!"
inscrutable not easily understood "Jack lifted his head and stared at the inscrutable masses of creeper that lay across the trail."
vicissitudes difficulties or hardships "Jack stood there, streaming with sweat, streaked with brown earth, stained by all the vicissitudes of a day's hunting."
contrite sincerely sorry for shortcomings "Simon's contrite face appeared in the hole. "Sorry."
opaque light can't pass through "The opaque, mad look came into his [Jack's] eyes again.”
declivities descending slopes "But Jack was pointing to the high declivities that led down from the mountain to the flatter part of the island."
tacit unstated "Jack nodded, as much for the sake of agreeing as anything, and by tacit consent they left the shelter and went toward the bathing pool."
Created by: aharvey