Lord of the Flies 28 Flashcards

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furtive
devious
interminable
unending
corpulent
obese
Incredulous
Skeptical
diffidence
shyness
trivial
inconsequential; unimportant
plummet
drop sharply
crackers
crazy 2
quivering
(v) shaking
appalled
dismayed, shocked
impervious
cannot be affected
bastion
a well-fortified position
hiatus
break in time
Myriad
a vast number
the suffering
la souffrance
unquenchable
unstoppable; can't be satisfied
abyss
nothingness; a deep area
Obscurity
state of being unknown
opaque
light can't pass through
contirte
extreamly appologetic, remorseful, repentant
ebullience
enthusiastic expression of feelings
susurration
(n.) soft murmur; whisper
Tirade
Long, angry or violent speech
indignation
strong displeasure or something considered unjust
Credulous
Believing on slight evidence, gullible
Accessible
easy to approach or enter
superficial
concerned with or comprehending only what is on the surface or obvious; insubstantial or insignificant
indignant
angered at something unjust or wrong
Enmity
positive, active, and typically mutual hatred or ill will
dubious
fraught with uncertainty or doubt, doubtful
Solemnly
in a solemn manner; seriously; earnestly; gravely
blatant
done openly and unashamedly completely lacking in sublety very obvious
strident
adjective. loud, harsh, grating, or shrill
contrite
caused by or showing sincere remorse.
Clamor
a lout outcry; great expression of discontent
oppressive
weighing heavily on the senses or spirit
William Golding
Author of "Lord of the Flies"
Liluns
description: short, young. look up to the biguns
Catalytic Character: Ralph and Litluns. Ralph tries to keep them civilized and they stay civilized instead of savage
dun
a color varying around light grayish brown
phosphorescence
N - luminescence; an emission of light (like a firefly's light) that occurs at low temperatures and is produced by physiological process; an enduring luminescence without sensible heat
impalpable
unable to felt or touched OR not easily comprehended
woebegone
in a deplorable state; filled with or deefly affected by woe
Gesticulating
body movement: a movement made with a part of the body in order to express meaning or emotion or to communicate an instruction
jeer
to speak or shout derisively; scoff or gibe rudely:
sauntered 150 v. -
walked at a leisurely pace; strolled
What type of person did Piggy resemble?
An adult feminine figure
At their second meeting, rules are established, what are they?
To talk you must raise your hand and be given the conch to talk/ No parents so it will be fun. If you break the rules you will be hit (jack wants to hit/ hunt)
ferocity
savagery
spectacles
glasses
myopia
near-sightedness
preposterous
ridiculous
declivities
descending
jeeringly
mockingly; tauntingly
perilous
(adj.) dangerous
chastisement
verbal punishment
sinewy
lean and muscular
recrimination
accusation in return
effulgence
shining forth brilliantly
efflorescence
blooming of flowers
motif
main element of feature
assimilating
taking in and integrating
Demure
shy and modest, reserved
fervor
enthusiasm bordering on fanaticism
snivel
to complain or whine
hinder
put at a disadvantage
Ludicrous
Laughibly bs obviously absurd, foolish
pinnacle
the peak or highest point
somber
dark and gloomy or dull
sauntered
A leisurely walk or stroll
talisman
charm; anything whose presence exercises a remarkable or powerful influence on human feelings or actions
derisive
scornful/ expressing contempt and ridicule (adj.)
Which character symbolizes the dark side, uncivilized, savagery, and a desire for power?
Jack
vicissitudes
a change or variation; unexpected changes in life.
ululation
a howl; a very shrill wail
antagonism
an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
Inscrutable
adj., impossible to understand or interpret
tacit
not spoken; implied by actions or statements
pauched
took out the belly and its contents
paunched
to pierce or rip the belly of
indignantly
angrily because of the unfairness of some body or something
gully
a small valley or ravine originally worn away by running water and serving as a drainageway after prolonged heavy rains.- there was a gully in my backyard when it flooded
iambic pentameter
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cordon
line of people or ships stationed to guard
Incantation
a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect
Parried
to turn aside; evade or dodge; avert violent force
improvisation
to make, provide, or do with the tools and materials at hand, usually to fill an unforeseen and immediate need
glower
v. (127) To look at or stare at angrily or sullenly
Who was Jack?
The rude and mean head of the choir boys who thinks of himself as the proper leader of the boys on the island; he disregards the rules and doesn't care about civilization; become the leader of the hunter and the castle rock group; evil and becomes obsessed with hunting and savage ways
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