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Lord of the Flies Vocab

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hiatus
an interruption, a pause
enormity
immensity
martyr
a person who dies for a cause
tumult
a noisy disturbance
furtive
stealthy, sneaky
inarticulate
unable to speak clearly
incantation
a chant, a magic spell
abyss
an uncrossable gulf, a bottomless pit
gaudy
flashy, showy, brightly colored
parody
a mocking imitation
ludicrous
ridiculous
luminous
glowing, full of light
talisman
a magic object, a good luck charm
grimace
a facial expression of pain or disgust
wield
to handle well, to use expertly
tacit
unspoken, silently understood
maternal
motherly
tendril
a curly or winding stem, a coil or wisp of hair
incredulous
unbelieving, skeptical
enmity
hatred
eccentric
peculiar, odd, unconventional
bastion
a fortress, a stronghold
tremulous
trembling, quivering
fervor
passion, intense emotion
garland
flower wreath or crown, decorative ribbon
pallor
paleness, lack of color in the face
phosphorescence
glow-in-the-dark, rocks or fish with natural light
ferocity
fierceness
ululation
a wild cry
protrude
to stick out
gesticulate
to motion with the hands
derisive
mocking, making fun of
vicissitudes
unexpected changes, troubles, obstacles, fluctuations
thicket
thick underbrush
cordon
a rope, to rope off
microcosm
a small universe, a small world
allegory
a story with two levels of meaning
parable
a story using common elements to teach a moral or lesson
recrimination
retaliation, blaming, scolding
taboo
unlawful, forbidden, a thing which is unlawful or forbidden
obtuse
stubborn, unreasonable, unmoving
cynicism
skepticism, pessimism, a negative view
pax
peace (Latin)
ravenous
very hungry
ensconce
to be fitted into, to be tucked in
obscurity
an idea or concept which is difficult to grasp or understand
foliage
leaves, dense green growth