Chapter 1 Lord of the Flies Vocabulary

clamber (n) an awkward climb
lagoon (n) a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef of sand or coral
vainly (adv) to no avail
quiver (n) the act of vibrating
decorous (adj) characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct
interpose (v) to insert between other elements
strident (adj) unpleasantly loud and harsh
scupper (n) drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard
speculate (v) reflect deeply on a subject
clamor (n) loud and persistent outcry from many people
pallor (n) unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
indignation (n) a feeling of righteous anger
jumble (n) a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas
grating (n) optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it
devour (v) eat greedily

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