Lord of the Flies Vocab Chapter 4

Opalescence the visual property of something having a milky brightness
Mirage an optical illusion in which atmospheric refraction by a layer of hot air distorts or inverts reflections of distant objects
Whimper cry weakly or softly
Croon sing softly
Preposterous completely devoid of wisdom or good sense
Caper gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
Incredulously in a disbelieving manner
Irrelevance the lack of a relation of something to the matter at hand
Implication a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
Shrill high-pitched and sharp
Malevolent having or exerting a malignant influence
Gyration a single complete turn (axial or orbital)

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