Lord of the Flies: Vocabulary Chapters 1-4

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efflorescence

Blooming of flowers; state of flowering

enmity

Deep seated hatred; state of being an enemy

decorous

Exhibiting appropriate behavior or conduct

hiatus

A gap or interruption in continuity; a break or pause

ebullience

Zestful or spirited enthusiasm

recrimination

The act of accusing in return; opposing another charge

tumult

Commotion of a great crowd; disorder

tirade

A long angry or violent speech; a diatribe

inscrutable

Difficult to understand, mysterious

vicissitudes

A change or variation; unexpected changes in life

declivities

Downward slopes, as of a hill

tacit

Not spoken; implied by actions or statements

blatant

Very obvious, without any attempt at concealment

taboo

Excluded or forbidden from use or mention

sinewy

Lean and muscular; stringy and tough

malevolently

Having an ill will or wishing harm to others; malicious

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