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16 terms

Lord of the Flies: Vocabulary Chapters 1-4

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efflorescence
Blooming of flowers; state of flowering
enmity
Deep seated hatred; state of being an enemy
decorous
Exhibiting appropriate behavior or conduct
hiatus
A gap or interruption in continuity; a break or pause
ebullience
Zestful or spirited enthusiasm
recrimination
The act of accusing in return; opposing another charge
tumult
Commotion of a great crowd; disorder
tirade
A long angry or violent speech; a diatribe
inscrutable
Difficult to understand, mysterious
vicissitudes
A change or variation; unexpected changes in life
declivities
Downward slopes, as of a hill
tacit
Not spoken; implied by actions or statements
blatant
Very obvious, without any attempt at concealment
taboo
Excluded or forbidden from use or mention
sinewy
Lean and muscular; stringy and tough
malevolently
Having an ill will or wishing harm to others; malicious