27 terms

Lord of the Flies Vocabulary Chapt 5 - 12

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tempestuously
turbulent, stormy (violently)
effigy
an image or representation, especially of a person
perilous
full of or involving danger
lamentably
that is to be regretted, expressed grief
ludicrous
amusing or laughably absurd
jeeringly
to speak or cry out with derision or mockery, tauntingly
interminable
seeming to or having no end
somberly
serious, conveying gloom
diffidently
hesitant in acting or speaking through lack of self confidence, shyly
obtuseness
lacking in sharpness, dull of intellect
daunting
tending to overwhelm or intimidate
impervious
not allowing entrance or passage (impenetrable)
contemptuously
with hatred; or disrespectfully
derisive
expressing or causing scorn or dispapproval
demented
mad, insane
demure
reserved in manner, modest or serious
corpulent
having a large body, bulky
abominable
worthy of or causing disgust or hatred
loathing
extreme disgust
purged
to be free of guilt or defilement
propitiating
to make favorably inclined or to appease; conciliate (done to create goodwill)
talisman
an object that brings good fortune (produces a miraculous effect)
inimical
reflecting or indicating hostility
excrutiatingly
causing great pain or anguish
specious
deceptively attractive
incredulity
unbelievable
theological
relating to the study of religion