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Maddock British Lit LotFlies Ch 5-8 vocab

vocabulary words for Chapters 5-8 of Lord of the Flies
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convulsion
noun: involuntary violent muscle spasms
apex
noun: the upper part, the highest part, the top
ludicrous
adjective: laughable because of absurdity or foolishness, ridiculous, silly
derisive
adjective: insulting, expressing scorn or putting down
effigy
noun: an image or likeness, usually of a person
lamentation
noun: crying out in grief or sorrow, wailing
decorum
noun: proper behavior
inarticulate
adjective: not understandable as spoken words
diffident(ly)
adjective (adverb): lacking confidence, shy, timid, unassertive
leviathan
noun: a large sea animal
covert
noun: a hiding place
impervious
adjective: not allowing entrance; not capable of being disturbed or affected
tremulous
adjective: shaking, trembling
rebuke
verb: to criticize sharply
taboo
adjective: banned or forbidden
noun: something banned or forbidden