Maddock British Lit LotFlies Ch 5-8 vocab

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vocabulary words for Chapters 5-8 of Lord of the Flies

convulsion

noun: involuntary violent muscle spasms

apex

noun: the upper part, the highest part, the top

ludicrous

adjective: laughable because of absurdity or foolishness, ridiculous, silly

derisive

adjective: insulting, expressing scorn or putting down

effigy

noun: an image or likeness, usually of a person

lamentation

noun: crying out in grief or sorrow, wailing

decorum

noun: proper behavior

inarticulate

adjective: not understandable as spoken words

diffident(ly)

adjective (adverb): lacking confidence, shy, timid, unassertive

leviathan

noun: a large sea animal

covert

noun: a hiding place

impervious

adjective: not allowing entrance; not capable of being disturbed or affected

tremulous

adjective: shaking, trembling

rebuke

verb: to criticize sharply

taboo

adjective: banned or forbidden
noun: something banned or forbidden

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