Lord of the Flies Vocabulary (all)

efflorescence the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
enmity a feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill will; animosity; antagonism.
decorous characterized by dignified propriety in conduct, manners, appearance, character, etc.
chorister a choirboy.
bastion a fortified place.
hiatus a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.
ebullience high spirits; exhilaration; exuberance.
recrimination to accuse in return.
tumult violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob; uproar
tirade a long, vehement speech
oppressive burdensome, unjustly harsh, or tyrannical
inscrutable incapable of being investigated, analyzed, or scrutinized; impenetrable.
vicissitudes changes or variation occurring in the course of something
declivities downward slopes, as of ground
tacit understood without being openly expressed; implied
blatant brazenly obvious; flagrant
mirage something illusory, without substance or reality.
taboo proscribed by society as improper or unacceptable
sinewy vigorous or forceful, as language, style, etc
malevolently wishing evil or harm to another or others; showing ill will; ill-disposed; malicious
ludicrous causing laughter because of absurdity; provoking or deserving derision; ridiculous; laughable
ineffectual powerless; impotent
jeer a jeering utterance; derisive or rude gibe
indigo a blue dye obtained from various plants or manufactured synthetically
inarticulate lacking the ability to express oneself, esp. in clear and effective speech
theorem a rule or law
appalled struck with fear, dread, or consternation
leviathan any huge marine animal, as the whale
clamor a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people
mutinously difficult to control
accessible obtainable; attainable
loiter to waste time or dawdle over work
crestfallen dejected; dispirited; discouraged
impervious incapable of being influenced, persuaded, or affected
enterprise boldness or readiness in undertaking; adventurous spirit; ingenuity
glowered An angry or sullen look or stare
rebuke to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand
demure characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved
fervor great warmth and earnestness of feeling
sensuously perceived by or affecting the senses
static showing little or no change
buffet to strike, as with the hand or fist
corpulent large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat
sauntered A leisurely pace
cascading a waterfall descending over a steep, rocky surface
authority an accepted source of information, advice, etc
ambushed The act of lying in wait to attack by surprise
compelled to force to submit; subdue
luminous radiating or reflecting light; shining; bright
myopia narrow-mindedness; intolerance
sniveling to weep or cry with sniffling
liberation the act or fact of gaining equal rights or full social or economic opportunities for a particular group
quavered To quiver, as from weakness; tremble
wary watchful; being on one’s guard against danger
faltered To be unsteady in purpose or action, as from loss of courage or confidence; waver
parried to turn aside; evade or dodge
talisman any amulet or charm
vegetation all the plants or plant life of a place, taken as a whole
acrid extremely or sharply stinging or bitter; exceedingly caustic
cordon a fruit tree or shrub trained to grow along a support or a series of such supports
elephantine huge, ponderous, or clumsy
epaulettes A shoulder ornament, especially a fringed strap worn on military uniforms

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