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Mrs. Otto Vocab List #2: LotF

Teacher: Mrs.Otto- CHS Vocabulary List 2 Lord of the Flies
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abhor
verb
to disapprove of or reject something very strongly
despise, loathe, detest
admonish
verb
to advise/caution gently but earnestly/sternly
reprimand, rebuke, tell off, chide
contentious
adjective
causing, involving, or characterized by argument or controversy
argumentative, debatable, controversial
derision
noun
the act of making fun of or scorning someone/something
mockery, contempt, disrespect, disdain
discursive
adjective
lengthy and including extra material that is not essential to what is being written or spoken about; proceeding by reasoning or argument rather than intuition
digressive, long-winded
facetious
adjective
joking in a sarcastic manner(often at the wrong time)
teasing, moking
fervor
noun
intensity(speaking, campaigns)
passion, zeal, vehemence, dedication
furtive
adjective
sly, devious(behavior, manners)
secretive, shifty, stealthy, surreptitious
incredulous
adjective
unwilling to believe; showing disbelief(look, behavior, manners)
skeptical, dubious, doubtful
indignant
adjective
angry at unfairness(behavior or look)
incensed, cross, annoyed, up in arms, in a huff
inscrutable
adjective
not easy to understand; mysterious; mystifying
enigmatic, impenetrable
unreadable
intermittent
adjective
stopping or ceasing for a time; alternately ceasing and beginning again
irregular, sporadic, alternating
intrinsic
adjective
basic and essential- belonging to something as one of the basic and essential features that make it what it is
inherent, essential, native, natural
malevolent
adjective
wanting to cause harm
malicious, spiteful, hostile
martinet
noun
rigid disciplinarian
tyrant, dictator, oppressor
officious
adjective
objectionably aggressive in offering one's unrequested and unwanted services, help, or advice
intrusive, meddlesome
olfactory
adjective
relating to smelling- used in smelling or relating to the sense of smell
presage
noun or verb
a sign or warning of a future event; a feeling that a particular thing, often something unpleasant, is about to happen
foreshadow, portend, augur
querulous
adjective
complaining or whining
argumentative,cantankerous, petulant
reticence
adjective
disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reluctant or restrained
reserved, taciturn
sedition
noun
incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government; any action, especially in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion
subversion, dissent, defiance, insurgence
servile
adjective
too willing to agree with somebody or to do anything, however demeaning; characteristic of, proper to, or customary for slaves
submissive, sycophantic, obsequious
sophomoric
adjective
showing the naive lack of judgment that accompanies immaturity
immature, unsophisticated
stoic
adjective
unaffected by pleasure or pain; showing patience and endurance during adversity
unemotional, impassive
stymie
verb
hinder progress of somebody or something; to block
bewilder, confuse, perplex, stupefy
tenacious
adjective
holding persitently to
determined, stubborn, obstinate
tumultuous
adjective
an uproar
chaotic, noisy, unrestrained
unconscionable
adjective
shocking and morally unacceptable
unreasonable, unscrupulous
verisimilitude
noun
the appearance of being true or real that isn't supported by evidence
authenticity, plausibility, realism
vicissitude
noun
unexpected changes
change, alternation
mal
bad

malevolent, malefactor, malediction
mon/monit
to warn

admonish, premonition, monitor
ten/tent
to hold

tenure, retentive
term
end

interminable, terminate, intermittent
ver
true

verify, verisimilitude
vol
wish

malevolent, voluntary