Vocabulary Words from Lord of the Flies Flashcards

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ecstasy
delight
harsh
acrid
infuriating
maddening
ferocity
savagery
preposterous
ridiculous
Decorus
right, proper
ebullience
bubbly enthusiasm
contrite
expressing remorse
Incredulous
not believing
indignantly
angrily, crossly
elephantine
large and clumsy
incredulous (adj)
disbelieving; skeptical
purged
freed from impurities
vexation
discomfort or distress
diffidence
shyness, reserve, unassertiveness
attain
to gain through effort
Pallor
unusual or extreme paleness
declivity
a steep downward slope
surmounted
having something on top
Ruefully
Regretful or showing
Remorsefully; regretfully
abominable
exceptionally bad or displeasing
antagonism
opposition of a conflicting force
dubious
open to doubt or suspicion
Cessation
a halt or end (N)
What does the knife symbolize
adventure
Leeward
Situated away from the wind
opaque
not transparent or translucent; impenetrable to light; not allowing light to pass through.
brandishing
to shake or wave a weapon
sniveling
to sniffle; complain or whine tearfully
Inarticulate
incomprehensible; unable to speak with clarity
Gaudy
characterized by tasteless or showy colours
Vicissitudes
a change or variation; unexpected changes in life
fledged
covered, as a bird with feathers
reverence
deep respect for someone or something
Slug
a long, wormlike animal related to land snails which have a rudimentary shell or no shell at all
Taboo
an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
castanet
a rhythm instrument that consists of two small shells of ivory, hardwood, or plastic fastened to the thumb and clicked together by the other fingers; usually used in the plural
clamor
A loud outcry; great expression of discontent
Errant
straying outside the proper path or bounds
specious
Appearing to be true but really fake
torrid
subject to parching or burning heat, esp. of the sun, as a geographical area:
prefect
a student monitor usually in a private school
simpleton
a person without good sense or lacking in intelligence.
incantation
a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect noun
truculent
eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant
he is holding the conch
The boys elect Ralph because
croon
to sing or hum in a soft soothing voice
He has a pig roast.
What does Jack do with the sow's body?
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