Lord of the Flies Vocabulary Flashcards

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tremulously
timidly
spectacles
eyeglasses
interminable
endless
coverts
thickets
ludicrous
ridiculous
surmounted
topped
lament
to mourn
Hiatus
A pause
caper
a prank/trick.
loathing
extreme disgust,detestation
irrelevance
utter unimportance
interposed
set between
blatant
(adj) very obvious
ebullience
overflowing with enthusiasm
Leviathan
Sea monster, whale
Gesticulate
to make hands motions
wrench
twist or pull forcibl.
Piggy suffers from what?
asthma
indignant
adj expressing displeasure for something unjust
tacit
understood without being openly expressed
furtive
expressive of stealth, sly, secretive
flourished
to achieve success, grow luxuriantly
 
thrive
 
to be in a period of highest producivitiy, excellence, or influence
surmount
(v) climbing up or over; overcome
skewed
having an oblique or slanting direction or position
opalescence
reflection or iridescent light, which exhibits play of colors, producing rainbow effects
Allegory
Story representing an idea or generalization about life.
vexed
to bring trouble, distress, or agitation
Diffidently
adj lacking confidence in ones own ability
grim
stern of forbidding in action or appearance
myriad
immense number, from the Greek, ten thousand
Incursion
(N) a raid or invasion into foreign territory
cordon
line of persons or objects around a person or place
Enmity
noun - deep, mutual hatredThere was a genuine sense of enmity between Jack and Ralph.
Ralph uses what to summon the other boys?
the conch
obscurely
mysteriously
tirade
rant
ferocity
fierceness
taut
tight
seductive
tempting
illusive
illusory.
Somber
glooomy; melancholy
lucky charm
talisman
somberly
seriously; gravely
runnels
little streams
footling
trifling or useless.
incredulously
with disbelief; skeptically
ululation
a howl; wail
dubious
doubtful, uncertain, hesitant.
gesticulated
made hand motions
corpulent
fat or obese
Detirtus
loose fragments of rock
improvisation
to invent without preparation
parry
(v) to deflect; avoid
jeer
to mock or taunt
Inscrutable
of an obscure nature
Motif
Single or Repeated Design
obscurity
the condition of being unknown
cynicism
disposition to doubt human kindness
Is this story a parable?
yes
contempt
scorn, extreme dislike or disdain
mutinously
unruly; insubordinate or constituting a mutiny
Decorous
Characterized by dignified propriety in conduct
tumult
commotion of a great crowd; disorder
declivities
downward slopes, as of a hill
taboo
restricted because it is embarrassing/ offensive
effigy
an image or representation, especially of a person
discursive
(adj) passing aimlessly from one subject to another; digressive; rambling
Pall
a cloth for covering over a coffin
clamor
a loud outcry; great expression of discontent mutinously- unruly; insubordinate
The only scientific thing in this society
Glasses
abominable
worthy of or causing disgust or hatred; quite disagreeable or unpleasant; detestable
changing colors of the conch
changes the civilization
myopia
a nearsightedness ; lack of foresight ;
parody
imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect
suffuse
to overspread with or as with a liquid, color, etc.
Vicissitude
A change or Luck. A Passing from on thing to another
compel
to force or drive, esp. to a course of action
Immortality and the power to change shape
What powers does Jack ascribe to the beast after Simon's murder?
succulent
juicy
avidly
Intense
exulting
rejoicing
savage
fierce
derisive
ridiculing, mocking
vex
annoy someone
Obtuseness
bluntness, stupidity
Buffet
Forceful blow
stupendous
great forcee
Brandish
To display ostentatiously
demure
affectedly shy, modest
propitiate
(v) to appease
blundered
to move clumsily
spontaneously
without advance preparation (adv)
impervious
incapable of being penetrated/affected
Curt
rudely brief or abrupt
audible
capable of being heard
enterprise
an undertaking or business organization; industrious
Ululation (n)
a howl/cry of lament.
taciturn
inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant ot join in conversation
Frenzy
intense usually wild and often disorderly compulsive or agitated activity
cynical
given to faultfinding, sneering, and sarcasm; exhibiting mocking disbelief
conspiratorial
relating to or characteristic of conspiracy or conspirators
Verisimilitude
details which make literature seem real
mask
a means of hiding self from self
malevolently
in a manner designed to do harm
Officious (adj)
offering one's help when not wanted.
Chasms
deep openings; deep hole in the earth
inarticulate
uttered or formed without the definite clear effective utterance of intelligable speech
Recrimination
to bring a counter charge against an accuser.
officer
Person from the navy who saves the kids at the last possible moment
opaque
not allowing the passage of light, not transparent; hard ot understand
The meeting ended with bitterness and recrimination.
Recriminate sentence
festooned
a string or chain of flowers, foliage, ribbon, etc., suspended in a curve between two points.
Formation
an act of giving form or shape to something or of taking form
Killing of the sow
violent rape and extreme violence; end of circle of life= no food
Describe what happens at the beach between the littluns and the biguns
The littluns are laying in the sand, building castles, minding their own business when the biguns come and kick them over
sagely
wisely
rapt
completely
maternal
motherly
reverence
respect; honor
talisman
magical object
dazzling
shining intensely
demented
mad; insane
mortification
shame; humiliation
Corporate
combined to one
FERVOR
great emotion, zeal
crestfallen
discouraged, dejected, downcast
to deceive
se tromper
garlanded
to decorate with flowers
Accord
to bring into agreement
Piggy
Smart, but social outcast
diddle
to fool; to swindle
Ebullient
overflowing with excitement; showing ethusiasm
obscure
not clearly understood or expressed
multitudinous
including many individuals; existing in great numbers
Chorister
a singer in a choir
expansively
with delusions of self importance
specious
pleasing to the eye but deceptive
belligerence
an aggressive attitude, atmosphere, or disposition
relentlessly
persistently, without giving up or yielding.
bastion
anything seen as preserving or protecting some quality
Inexpertly
The assistant doctor inexpertly tried to perform the surgery, but failed to do so, because the patient died.
demur
to hesitate, to delay, to object
ralph
________ broke the stick holding the pig head.
Tremulous
(of things) vibratory , shaking, or quivering
Sauntered
To walk at a leisurely pace; stroll
purged
- verb rid of an unwanted feeling, memory, or condition, typically giving a sense of cathartic release
luminous 169 adj. -
emitting light; full of light
glowered
looked at or stared at angrily or sullenly
vicissitudes
a change or variation occurring in the course of something.
Node
The part of a stem from which a leaf starts to grow
What breaks the tension when Puggy and Ralph arrive?
Jack burns piggy and everyone was releaved by laughter over this. Jack then gives them meat
detritus
debri
festoon
loop
appalled
adj, terrified
torrid
oppressively hot
ambushed
surprise attack
rebuke
to criticize sharply
dun
brownish-gray in color
Tremulous (adj)
vibrating; quivering
cascade
a steep waterfall
pinnacles
tall, pointed formations
heed
to give attention to
eclipsed
obscured; blocked by view
propitiating
to apppease consolidate to pacify
Credulously
Believing on slight evidence, gullible
obtuse
dull of mind, insensitive, stupid
perilous
involving great risk; hazardous; dangerous
embossed
decorated with patterns raised above the surface
propitiatingly
to make favorably inclined; appease; conciliate (verb form) but word is an adverb
efflorescence
blooming of flowers; spreading of something
prefect
a chief officer or chief magistrate
contrite
expressing remorse for one's sins or shortcomings
vagrant
a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
assimilate
to take into mind and thoroughly comprehend
Theme
A general lesson taught by the story.
Example: Good vs. Evil, Civilization vs. Savagery, loss of innocence, paradise lost, the abuse of power
piggie
"Like kids! "Acting like a crowd of kids!"
prosphorescence
light emitted by a substance that has absorbed radiant energy
True
(T or F) The boy with the mulberry-colored birthmark is the first to introduce the idea of a beast on the island.
1953
sent a novel to a publisher called strangers from within; after changes, was published as Lord of the Flies
Swathing
to wrap, or bind with bands of some materials
lagoon
shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
Ego
Alows the id to get what it wants but relizes tragities after an action
Ralph
strident
shrill
vapid
tasteless uninteresting
shrill
high pitch
compressed
pressed together
row
a noisy disturbance
diffident(ly)
shy; timid; reserved
truculently
disposed to fight.
vivid
bright, distinct, and clear
luminous
glowing, full of light
Complementary
Forming a complement; completing.
infuriating
extremely annoying or displeasing
tangled
wrapped in a mess; knotted
uninhabited
having no people living there
decorum
proper manners and good taste
tendril
a thin, spirally coiling stem
to be harmful
être nocif, nuisible
roger
_______ is more sadist than Jack
ineffectual
adj, lacking ability, not producing the desire results;powerless
preposterous
completely contrary to common sense; absurd
askew
to one side or the other
acrid
unleasantly sharp or bitter taste or smell
phosphorescence
Any luminous radiation emitted from a substance after the removal of the exciting agent
incredulity
the quality or state of being unwilling to admit or accept what is offered as true. disbelief
mooning
To wander about or pass time languidly and aimlessly
Explain Simon as a Character
-Timid, highly sensitive older boy who respects everyone and learns a dark secret.
- A somewhat Godly figure
Lavatory
restroom.
bristle
...
clambering
climbing, scrambling
errant
gone astray
clamorously
adverb, noisily
Disdain
reject with contemps
obtuse(ness)
n annoying insensitive
proffer
offer for acceptance
Are there adults
no
incredulous
(adjective) doubtful or disbelieving
trucently
fierce, cruel; savagely brutal
conch
shell from tropical marine
evacuation
withdrawal from a threatened area
adj harsh sounding or shrill
strident
oppressive
burdensome, unjustly harsh, or tyrannical:
clamber
to climb with difficulty (especially on all fours)
guano
excrement especially of seabirds or bats
Symbols- Piggys Glasses
Piggys glasses represent knowlege
opalescent
showing or reflecting an iridescent light
feeling regret for a fault or offence
contrite
squat
to sit on one's haunches or heels
mimic
to copy someone's voice, actions, or appearance
sinewy
of or like sinews; tough, firm, braided, or resilient:
Renounce
(v.) To give up, especially by formal announcement
slug
a long wormlike animal related to land snails which have a rudimentary shell or no shell at all
jeeringly
(1) to speak or shout derisively (2) mock, taunt
reality of evil in the adult world (person)
navel officer
Who is chosen to go on the expedition?
Jack, Ralph and Simon.
ruefully
regretfully
gleam
shine brightly
frayed
worn out
disentangle
to unravel, extricate
wacco
(Brit. Slang) excellent
daunting
discouraging or overwhelming
Tacit (adj)
not spoken; quiet.
Glasses
Scientific contribution, held by Piggy, starts the fires
incantation
a verbal charm or spell
Declivity (n)
descending slope or hill
sineway
lean and muscular;stringy and tough
rue
to be sorry for, to regret
embroil
to draw into a conflict or fight
Impenetrable
The shield was impenetrable by any arrow or sword.
grotesque
odd or unnatural in shape, appearance, or character; fantastically ugly or absurd; bizarre.
Covert
a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
Morning
The happiest time of the day on the island is?
butts
the end of a weapon such as a gun or spear
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