Lord of the Flies Ch 7-12 CAC

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covert

a covered place, a hiding place

obtuseness

lacking intelligence, blunt or lacking sharpness

prowess

skill, ability

deter

prevent, discourage, intimidate

sow

adult female pig

boar

adult male pig

rebuke

to criticize, to scold

sanctity

holiness

maternal

motherly, a quality associated with motherhood

cynicism

to not trust people's motivation

derision

scorn, mock, make fun of

myopia

a vision problem, like nearsightedness

eclipse

obscure, block from view

excruciating

intensely painful, agonizing

glamor

charm, exciting and inviting

rationalize

to justify, to make excuses

rekindle

to restart as in restarting a fire

elephantine

clumsy and slow, ponderous

assimilate

to absorb, to make similar

purge

to purify, to remove

crepitation

the sharp sound of crackling noises

truculent

ready for fighting and violence

propitiate

to make a foe happy, to appease

pinnacle

the highest point, a peak, a pointed formation of rock

luxuriance

abundant, elaborate, overflowing

inimical

unfriendly, hostile, injurious

impervious

impossible to penetrate or affect

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