Lord of The Flies Vocab. set #1

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abyss

bottomless hole, a vast expanse or depth

articulate

to speak distinctly; expressing oneself clearly

bastion

a fortification, a stronghold

blunder

to make a mistake as a result of stupidity or carelessness

cascade

a steep waterfall or series of waterfalls, a continuous series

compress

to contract, to reduce in size or volume

contempt

scorn, extreme dislike or disdain

contrite

extremely apologetic, remorseful, repentant

corpulence

state of being very fat

covert

secret, concealed

credulous

believing on slight evidence, gullible

cynical

given to faultfinding, sneering, and sarcasm; exhibiting mocking disbelief

declivity

downward slope

decorum

appropriate conduct, correct and proper behavior

demur

to hesitate, to delay, to object

derision

scoffing at, mockery, ridicule

diffidence

shyness, reserve, unassertiveness

discursive

rambling, moving from one topic to another randomly

disentangle

to unravel, extricate

disinclination

a desire to avoid, aversion

dubious

doubtful, not clear

ebullient

overflowing with excitement, showing enthusiasm

ferocity

savagery

flourish

to thrive, grow well

foliage

leaves of a plant, leafage

furtive

secret in an underhanded way, stealthy

gravity

seriousness, importance

impervious

incapable of being entered or penetrated, not capable of being damaged

incantation

a spell, written or recited formula of words designed for a particular effect

inscrutable

difficult to understand; mysterious

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