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17 terms

Lord of Flies Set 4

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Apex
the highest point (of something)
Flourish
a showy gesture, the act of waving
Row
an angry dispute
Discursive
(of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
Theorem
an idea accepted as a demonstrable truth
Taut
subjected to great tension, pulled or drawn tight
Peaked
having a sickly appearance
Interminable
tiresomely long, endless
Diffident
lacking self-confidence, shy; modest, reserved
Plinth
an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue),
Curt
marked by rude or peremptory shortness
Brandish
to shake or wake as a weapon
Blundered
to make a mistake
Crestfallen
drooping head, , brought low in spirit
Infuriating
causing anger or outrage
Impervious
not allowing penetration
Effigy
an image of a person especially disliked