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Lord of the Flies Vocab

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motif
repeating pattern
lagoon
shallow water seperated from the sea by sand dunes
mirages
optical illusion (distant object seems near by)
effulgence
shining forth brightly; radiant
emnity
antagonism, hatred, hostility
conch
spiral shell of a sea mullosk
furtive
sneaky
immured
enclosed
recrimation
answering some one accusing you with an accusation
swathes
strip, raw
tendril
clinging part of climbing plants
antagonism
oppostition or hostility
incredulous
skeptical, disbelieving
inscrutably
not easily understood
perceptible
something that one can be aware of through the five senses
clamorously
with a loud outcry; uproar
whelming
covering or turning with a diastaterous affect
generic
characteristic of a whole group
impalpable
incapable of being felt by touch
myriad
a great number (10,000)
scavenging
feeding on
vagrant
wanderer; no established residence
apalled
overcame by shock or dismay
malevolently
showing vicous ill-will, spite, or hatred
convulsively
suddenly; frantically; spasmadically
tactily
expressed without words or speech
effigy
image or representation
lamentation
strong regret; grief
sough
rustling, moaning, sighing, or rushing sound
interminable
having, or seeming to have, no end
tremulously
trembling, nervous, shaky or timid
incredulity
skeptical, disbelief
plinth
a square base or a lower block
coverts
sheltered
daunting
discouraging through fear
impervious
incapable of being influenced, persuaded or affected
contemptuously
without respect; in a disdainful manner
tremulous
timid, shaking, quivering
derisive
mocking
palled
becoming boring or uninteresting
furtive
avoiding attention
cynicism
negative or scornful outlook
demoniac
inspired by a demon
corpulent
large bulky body; fat
parody
feeble or ridiculous imitation
protruded
to jut out, project or bulge
phosphorescence
luminous appearence
befouled
made dirty or foul
assimilating
absorb or take in; incoperate as one's own
torrid
parching or burning heat
woebegone
of an inferior condition; worn down
writhing
to twist or bend oneself about, as in pain
exulting
rejoice greatly
unquenchable
impossible to supress or satisfy
charred
burned or scorched
ludicrous
laughable or hilarious because of obvious absurdity
trucently
fierce, cruel; savagely brutal
ululation
to howl as a dog or wolf; wail, shrill
elephantine
huge, clumsy; enormous in size or strength
crepitation
making a crackeling or popping sound
cordon
a line of military posts encolsing or gaurding an area