Lord of the Flies Vocabulary

enmity deep seated hatred; state of being an enemy
decorous exhibiting appropriate behavior or conduct
bastion a stronghold or fortification; similar to a stronghold
hiatus a gap or interruption in continuity; a break or pause
ebullience zestful or spirited enthusiasm
recrimination the act of accusing in return; opposing another charge
tumult commotion of a great crowd; disorder
tirade a long angry or violent speach; a diatribe
oppressive using power unjustly; burdensome
inscrutable difficult to understand, mysterious
vicissitudes a change or variation; unexpected changes in life
declivities downward slopes, as of a hill
tacit not spoken; implied by actions or statements
blatant totally or offensively obtrusive; very ovbious
taboo excluded or forbidden from use or mention
sinewy lean and muscular; stringy and tough
malevolently having an ill will or wishing harm to others; malicious
ludicrous laughably and ovbiously absurd; foolish
ineffectual insufficient to produce an effect; useless
jeer to abuse vocally; taunt or mock
inarticulate incomprehensible; unable to speak with clarity
leviathan something very large; an immense creature (whale)
clamor a loud outcry; great expression of discountent
mutinously unruly; insubordinate or constituting a mutiny
crestfallen dispirited and depressed; dejected
impervious incapable of being penetrated or affected
enterprise an undertaking or business organization; industrious
glowered looked at or stared angrily or sullenly
rebuke to criticize sharply; check or repress
demure modest and reserved in manner or behavior
fervor great intensity of emotion; intense heat
corpulent excessively fat but with a dignified implication
sauntered walked at a leisurely pace; strolled
compel to force or drive; exert a strong, irresistible force on
luminous emitting light; full of light
sniveling sniffling; complaining or whining tearfully
quavered trembled or spoke in a trembling voice
parried deflected or warded off; avoided
acrid unpleasantly sharp or bitter taste or smell
elephantine the size of an elephant; enormous in size/strength

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