Lord of the Flies Vocabulary Chapter 1-3

efflorescence (n.) -A state or time of flowering.-It was clear to the bottom and bright with the efflorescence of tropical weed and coral.
enmity (n.) -A deep and bitter hatred, usually shared between enemies.-Ralph trotted through the sand, enduring the sun’s enmity, crossed the platform, and found his scattered clothes.
decorous (n.) -Something done properly and with good taste.-Suddenly Piggy was a-bubble with decorous excitement, he expected the shell would bring the excitement..
chorister (n.) -One who leads the singing in church of a congregation or choir.-I ought to be chief-because I’m chapter chorister and head boy.I can sing C sharp.
bastion (n.) -A fortified place, or something or someone that holds firm to an idea or principle.-There, where the island petered out in water, was another island; a rock, almost detached, standing like a fort, facing them across the green with one bold, pick bastion.
hiatus (n.) -A gap, break or interruption.-There came a pause, a hiatus, the pig continued to scream and the creepers to jerk, and the blade continued to flash at the end of a bony arm.
ebullience (n.) -Lots of enthusiasm-Then, with the martyred expression of a parent who has to keep up with the senseless ebullience of the children, he picked up the conch, turned toward the forest, and began to pick his way over the tumbled scar.
recrimination (n.) -The mutual exchange of accusations.-His voice lifted into the whine of virtuous recrimination, the mutual exchange of accusations.
tumult (n.) -A situation of confusion and chaos, especially when there is a lot of loud noise involved.-He paused in the tumult, standing, looking beyond them and down the unfriendly side of the mountain to the great patch where they had found dead wood.
tirade (n.) -A long and bitter speech.-In Chapter 2 of the Lord of the Flies, the boys finally listens to the tirade of Piggy, his long and bitter speech.
oppressive (adj.) -Something that is hard to deal with or causes discomfort.-The silence of the forest was more oppressive than the heat, and at this hour of the day there was not even the whine of insects.
pallor (n.) -Extreme paleness or a lack of healthy color in the skin.-There was even a passing pallor in his face, and then the surge of blood again.
inscrutable (adj.) -Someone or something that is hard to figure out, understand or interpret.-Jack lifted his head and stared at the inscrutable masses of creeper that lay across the trail.
vicissitudes (n.) -An unpredictable change in your luck or circumstances.-Jack stood there, streaming with sweat, streaked with brown earth, stained by all the vicissitudes of a day’s hunting.
opaque (adj.) -Not capable of having light pass through or hard to understand.-The opaque mad look came into his eyes again, he could barely see because it wasn’t capable to have a light pass through.
declivities (n.) -A downward slope or sloping, as of a hill.-But Jack was pointing to the high declivities that led down from the mountain to the flatter part of the island.
tacit (adj.) -Understood or implied without being openly said or shown.-Jack nodded, as much for the the sake of agreeing as anything, and by tacit consent they left the shelter and went toward the bathing pool.

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