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49 terms

lord of the flies vocab

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abyss
bottomless hole
articulate
to speak clearly
bastion
a stronghold
blunder
to make a mistake as a result from stupidity
cascade
a steep waterfall
compress
to reduce in size or volume
contempt
extreme dislike
contrite
extremely apologetic
corpulence
a state of being very fat
covert
secret
credulous
gullible
cynical
sarcasm
declivity
downward slope
decorum
correct behavior
demur
to delay
derision
mockery
diffidence
shyness
discursive
rambling
disentangle
to unravel
disinclination
to avoid
dubious
doubtful, unclear
ebullient
extreme excitement
ferocity
savagery
flourish
to thrive
foliage
leaves of a plant
furtive
stealthy
gravity
seriousness
impervious
not capable of being damaged
incantation
a spell
inscrutable
mysterious
interminable
having no end
iridescence
brilliant appearance
lament
to morn or express sorrow
malevolence
ill will or evil intentions
muted
silenced
obscure
difficult to see
obtuse
dull of mind
officious
intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
opalescent
showing or reflecting an iridescent light
opaque
not transparent
parody
humorous intimation
parry
impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
pinnacle
the peak or highest point
rue
to be sorry for
tacit
silent, not spoken
vexation
discomfort
vicissitude
change of luck
vivid
bright, distinct, and clear
vulnerable
susceptible to injury or attack