Lord Of The Flies Unit 1 vocab Johnson

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Belligerence

N: an attitude, atmosphere, or disposition distinguished by aggressiveness or truculence

Clamor

N: the loud and continued uproar of many human voices; a loud continued and usually confused noise (as of animals, birds, musical instruments, or a storm)

Detritus

N: product of disintegration or wearing away: fragment or fragmentary material

Diffident

Adj: lacking confidence in oneself: distrustful of one's own powers: characterized by modest reserve

Ebullience

N: the quality of lively or animated expression of thoughts or feelings: high spirits: zestful enthusiasm

Frenzy

N: a temporary madness or insane derangement: abnormal or unusual excitement

Generic

Adj: common to or characteristic of a whole group or class: not specific or individual

Impalpable

Adj: incapable of being felt by the touch

Impervious

Adj: not to be passed through or penetrated; impenetrable, impermeable, impassable

Indignant

Adj: filled with or marked by deep-felt resentment or anger

Interminable

Adj: endless

Irrelevance

N: that which is not pertinent to the case at hand; that which does not apply

Myriad

N: an immense number: and indefinitely large number: a great multitude

Pliant

Adj: yielding readily without breaking: bending or folding easily

Motif

N: a distinctive, significant, or salient theme or idea; a recurrent or prevalent characteristic

Spontaneous

Adj: arising or proceeding entirely from natural impulse, without any external stimulus or constraint; voluntary and on one's own accord

Taboo

Adj: banned on grounds of morality or taste or as constituting a risk: outlawed by common consent

Tacit

Adj: silent: not speaking

Tempestuous

Adj: of, involving, or resembling a storm; marked by violent disturbance

Unintelligible

Adj: difficult to comprehend

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