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20 terms

Lord of the Flies #1

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skewed
crooked, slanted to one side
bastion
fortress, a well-fortified position
hiatus
a pause, a break, an interval
gesticulate
to make hand motions
ebullience
enthusiasm, zest
pall
a gloomy effect
festooned
decorated
opaque
light cannot penetrate it
declivity
a downward slope of a hill
sinewy
lean and muscular
tacit
communicated without being spoken or written
improvise
to invent without preparation, to make it up as you go along
apex
the highest point, the summit
derisive
mocking, scornful
effigy
a likeness or image, a puppet that resembles someone
tempest
a storm
tempestuous
violent, angry, turbulent, stormy, emotional
incantation
a verbal charm or spell
incredulous
unbelieving, not willing to believe
taut
tight, without any looseness or slack