Lord of the Flies Vocabulary

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Appalled

to fill or overcome with horror, consternation, fear

Perilous

hazardous, dangerous

Reverence

a feeling of great respect

Perpetually

everlastingly

Apex

highest point

Ludicrous

unbelievable, ridiculous

Discursive

passing aimlessly from one subject to another

Mimicry

the art of impersonation

Decorum

dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress

Gesticulate

to make deliberate and vigourous motions or gesture

Errant

roving, especially in search of adventure

Ebullience

overflowing with excitement

Tumult

the din and commotion of a great crowd

Recrimination

to counter one accusation with another

Opalescent

The quality or state of exhibiting a milky iridescent shimmer of colours

Stark

bare, blunt

Dubious

filled with uncertainty, doubt

Chastise

to punish, usually by beating

Preposterous

contrary to nature, reason or common sense

Belligerent

given to hostile or aggressive behaviour

Tacit

Not spoken

Croon

To sing or hum softly

Gaudy

characterized by tasteless or showy colours

Vicissitudes

any change or variation in something

Derisive

mocking

Blunder

a stupid and grave mistake

Fervor

intensity of emotion

Dement

to make insane

Contemptuous

scornful

Loiter

to stand idly about

Crestfallen

dejected, dispirited

Momentous

of utmost importance

Brandish

to wave or flourish menacingly

Embroiled

to involve in an argument

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