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Lord of the Flies Vocabulary

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Appalled
to fill or overcome with horror, consternation, fear
Perilous
hazardous, dangerous
Reverence
a feeling of great respect
Perpetually
everlastingly
Apex
highest point
Ludicrous
unbelievable, ridiculous
Discursive
passing aimlessly from one subject to another
Mimicry
the art of impersonation
Decorum
dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress
Gesticulate
to make deliberate and vigourous motions or gesture
Errant
roving, especially in search of adventure
Ebullience
overflowing with excitement
Tumult
the din and commotion of a great crowd
Recrimination
to counter one accusation with another
Opalescent
The quality or state of exhibiting a milky iridescent shimmer of colours
Stark
bare, blunt
Dubious
filled with uncertainty, doubt
Chastise
to punish, usually by beating
Preposterous
contrary to nature, reason or common sense
Belligerent
given to hostile or aggressive behaviour
Tacit
Not spoken
Croon
To sing or hum softly
Gaudy
characterized by tasteless or showy colours
Vicissitudes
any change or variation in something
Derisive
mocking
Blunder
a stupid and grave mistake
Fervor
intensity of emotion
Dement
to make insane
Contemptuous
scornful
Loiter
to stand idly about
Crestfallen
dejected, dispirited
Momentous
of utmost importance
Brandish
to wave or flourish menacingly
Embroiled
to involve in an argument