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Vocab 1 Lord of the Flies

clambering

adj. of or pertaining to plants that creep or climb like vines, but without benefit of tendrils

megaphone

n. a cone shaped device for magnifying or directing the voice

motif

n. a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc. especially in a literary, artistic or musical work

efflorescence

n. the state or period of flowering

specious

adj. apparently good or right though lacking real merit; superficially pleasing or plausible

effulgence

n. a brilliant radiance; a shining forth

interposed

v (past tense) to place between; cause to intervene

fulcrum

n. the support, or point of rest, on which a lever turns in a moving body

diaphragm

n. a muscular, membranous or ligamentous wall separating two cavities or limiting a cavity

strident

adj. making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking

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