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10 terms

English 9 and 9H

Vocab 1 Lord of the Flies
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clambering
adj. of or pertaining to plants that creep or climb like vines, but without benefit of tendrils
megaphone
n. a cone shaped device for magnifying or directing the voice
motif
n. a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc. especially in a literary, artistic or musical work
efflorescence
n. the state or period of flowering
specious
adj. apparently good or right though lacking real merit; superficially pleasing or plausible
effulgence
n. a brilliant radiance; a shining forth
interposed
v (past tense) to place between; cause to intervene
fulcrum
n. the support, or point of rest, on which a lever turns in a moving body
diaphragm
n. a muscular, membranous or ligamentous wall separating two cavities or limiting a cavity
strident
adj. making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking