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Lord Of The Flies Unit 1 vocab Johnson

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Belligerence
N: an attitude, atmosphere, or disposition distinguished by aggressiveness or truculence
Clamor
N: the loud and continued uproar of many human voices; a loud continued and usually confused noise (as of animals, birds, musical instruments, or a storm)
Detritus
N: product of disintegration or wearing away: fragment or fragmentary material
Diffident
Adj: lacking confidence in oneself: distrustful of one's own powers: characterized by modest reserve
Ebullience
N: the quality of lively or animated expression of thoughts or feelings: high spirits: zestful enthusiasm
Frenzy
N: a temporary madness or insane derangement: abnormal or unusual excitement
Generic
Adj: common to or characteristic of a whole group or class: not specific or individual
Impalpable
Adj: incapable of being felt by the touch
Impervious
Adj: not to be passed through or penetrated; impenetrable, impermeable, impassable
Indignant
Adj: filled with or marked by deep-felt resentment or anger
Interminable
Adj: endless
Irrelevance
N: that which is not pertinent to the case at hand; that which does not apply
Myriad
N: an immense number: and indefinitely large number: a great multitude
Pliant
Adj: yielding readily without breaking: bending or folding easily
Motif
N: a distinctive, significant, or salient theme or idea; a recurrent or prevalent characteristic
Spontaneous
Adj: arising or proceeding entirely from natural impulse, without any external stimulus or constraint; voluntary and on one's own accord
Taboo
Adj: banned on grounds of morality or taste or as constituting a risk: outlawed by common consent
Tacit
Adj: silent: not speaking
Tempestuous
Adj: of, involving, or resembling a storm; marked by violent disturbance
Unintelligible
Adj: difficult to comprehend