Lord of the Flies Vocab

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hiatus

an interruption, a pause

enormity

immensity

martyr

a person who dies for a cause

tumult

a noisy disturbance

furtive

stealthy, sneaky

inarticulate

unable to speak clearly

incantation

a chant, a magic spell

abyss

an uncrossable gulf, a bottomless pit

gaudy

flashy, showy, brightly colored

parody

a mocking imitation

ludicrous

ridiculous

luminous

glowing, full of light

talisman

a magic object, a good luck charm

grimace

a facial expression of pain or disgust

wield

to handle well, to use expertly

tacit

unspoken, silently understood

maternal

motherly

tendril

a curly or winding stem, a coil or wisp of hair

incredulous

unbelieving, skeptical

enmity

hatred

eccentric

peculiar, odd, unconventional

bastion

a fortress, a stronghold

tremulous

trembling, quivering

fervor

passion, intense emotion

garland

flower wreath or crown, decorative ribbon

pallor

paleness, lack of color in the face

phosphorescence

glow-in-the-dark, rocks or fish with natural light

ferocity

fierceness

ululation

a wild cry

protrude

to stick out

gesticulate

to motion with the hands

derisive

mocking, making fun of

vicissitudes

unexpected changes, troubles, obstacles, fluctuations

thicket

thick underbrush

cordon

a rope, to rope off

microcosm

a small universe, a small world

allegory

a story with two levels of meaning

parable

a story using common elements to teach a moral or lesson

recrimination

retaliation, blaming, scolding

taboo

unlawful, forbidden, a thing which is unlawful or forbidden

obtuse

stubborn, unreasonable, unmoving

cynicism

skepticism, pessimism, a negative view

pax

peace (Latin)

ravenous

very hungry

ensconce

to be fitted into, to be tucked in

obscurity

an idea or concept which is difficult to grasp or understand

foliage

leaves, dense green growth

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