Lord of the Flies - Vocabulary For Test

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Solemnly

in a solemn manner; seriously; earnestly; gravely

Prominent

conspicuous in position or importance

Phantom

a ghost; something apparently seen, heard, or sensed but having no physical reality

Ascent

the act of changing location in an upward direction

Foliage

leaves of a plant, leafage

Compelled

forced to do something

Assented

agreed, as to a proposal; concur

Spontaneous

unplanned; naturally occurring

Errant

Straying from the right course or from accepted standards

Ebullient

overflowing with excitement, showing enthusiasm

Fragments

pieces; parts; incomplete piece

Audible

capable of being heard

Oppressive

unjust or cruel due to an abuse of power

Abyss

enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit

Furtively

Done or acting in a stealthy way; sneaky

Antagonism

an actively expressed feeling of dislike or hostility toward something

Incredulous

disbelieving, skeptical

Belligerence

an aggressive, stubborn attitude

Ecstatic

joyous; extremely happy

Opalescent

showing or reflecting an iridescent light

Sinewy

lean and muscular; stringy and tough

Taboo

declare as sacred and forbidden

Lamentation

A cry of sorrow and grief

Decorum

proper behavior, good taste; orderliness

Intimidation

the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something

Reverence

a feeling or attitude of deep respect

Universal

concerning everyone; existing everywhere

Bastion

a fortified place, stronghold

Chasms

deep openings; deep hole in the earth

Clamor

A loud uproar, as from a crowd of people

Diffidence

shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity

Dignity

the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect

Exasperated

greatly annoyed

Interminable

endless; seeming to be without end

Leviathan

something enormous and powerful; a sea monster

Radiated

to spread out or send out rays

Tottering

swaying or rocking as if about to fall; wobble

Sufficient

Enough to fill a need

Accessible

capable of being reached

Infinite

without limits; endless

Vividly

clearly, with great detail

Bravado

false, showy bravery

Cynical

doubtful or distrustful of the goodness or sincerity of human motives

Derisive

mocking, ridiculing, scoffing

Menace

A possible danger or threat; to endanger or utter threats against

Sanctify

To make holy or sacred

Sodden

soaked with liquid or moisture; expressionless, dull; spiritless, listless

Whimper

cry weakly or softly

Phosphorescent

light emitted by a substance without combustion or perceptible heat

Demented

affected with madness or insanity

Interspersed

to scatter here and there or place at intervals among other things

Torrid

parched by the sun; hot; burning

Corpulent

fat; having a large, bulky body

Protruded

to thrust forward; cause to project

Anonymity

state of being nameless; anonymousness; ADJ. anonymous

Pinnacle

a high or topmost point, as a mountain peak

Devastated

damaged, destroyed, shocked ,extremely sad

Ululation

a howl; a wail

Decipher

to read or interpret something confusing or illegible; to convert from a code

Obscurity

state of being unkown, opposite of famous; the quality of being shrouded in or hidden by darkness; not clearly seen or easily distinguished

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