Lord of the Flies Vocabulary Chapt 5 - 12

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tempestuously

turbulent, stormy (violently)

effigy

an image or representation, especially of a person

perilous

full of or involving danger

lamentably

that is to be regretted, expressed grief

ludicrous

amusing or laughably absurd

jeeringly

to speak or cry out with derision or mockery, tauntingly

interminable

seeming to or having no end

somberly

serious, conveying gloom

diffidently

hesitant in acting or speaking through lack of self confidence, shyly

obtuseness

lacking in sharpness, dull of intellect

daunting

tending to overwhelm or intimidate

impervious

not allowing entrance or passage (impenetrable)

contemptuously

with hatred; or disrespectfully

derisive

expressing or causing scorn or dispapproval

demented

mad, insane

demure

reserved in manner, modest or serious

corpulent

having a large body, bulky

abominable

worthy of or causing disgust or hatred

loathing

extreme disgust

purged

to be free of guilt or defilement

propitiating

to make favorably inclined or to appease; conciliate (done to create goodwill)

talisman

an object that brings good fortune (produces a miraculous effect)

inimical

reflecting or indicating hostility

excrutiatingly

causing great pain or anguish

specious

deceptively attractive

incredulity

unbelievable

theological

relating to the study of religion

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