The Lord of the Flies Vocabulary Chapters 1-12

Efflorescence state of flowering and/or growth
Enmity the state or feeling of being actively oppose or hostile to someone or something; considering someone your enemy
Decorous in keeping with good taste and propriety; polite and restrained
Chorister a member of a choir, especially a child or young person singing the treble party in church choir, a person who leads the singing of a church choir or congregation
Bastion a projecting party of a fortification built at an angle to the line of a wall, so as to allow defensive fire in several directions
Hiatus a pause of gap in a sequence, or process
Ebullience cheerful and full of energy
Recrimination an accusation in response to one (an accusation) from some else
Tumult a loud, confused noise, especially one caused by a large mass of people
Tirade a long, angry speech of criticism or accusation
Oppressive unjustly inflicting hardship and constraint, especially on a minority or other subordinate group
Inscrutable impossible to understand or interpret
Vicissitudes a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant
Declivities a downward slope
Tacit understood or implied without being started
Blatant (of bad behavior) done openly and unashamedly
Taboo a social or religious custom prohibiting or restricting a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing, things that you don’t do or say because they are against your traditions
Sinewy a piece of tough fibrous uniting muscle to bone or bone to bone; a tendon or ligament
Malevolently having or showing a wish to do evil to others
Ludicrous so foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing; ridiculous
Ineffectual not producing any or the desired effect
Jeer make rude and mocking remark, typically in a loud voice
Inarticulate unable to speak distinctly or express oneself clearly
Crestfallen sad and/or disappointed
Impervious not allowing fluid to pas through, physically or mentally unable to get past an obstacle
Enterprise a project or undertaking, typically one that is difficult or required effort
Glowered have an angry or sullen look on one’s face; scowl, glare
Rebuke express sharp disapproval or criticism of (someone or something) because of their behavior or actions
Demure reserved, modest, and shy
Fervor intense and passionate feeling
Corpulent (of a person) fat
Saunter to walk in a slow, relaxed manner, without hurry or effort
Luminous full of or shedding light; bright or shining, especially in the dark; glowing
Myopia nearsightedness
Sniveling to cry and sniffle
Parried to ward off (a weapon or attack) especially with a countermove
Talisman an object, typically an inscribed right or stone, that is though to have magic power and to bring good luck
Acrid having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell
Cordon a line or circle or police, soldiers, or guards preventing access to or rom an area or building
Elephantine resembling, or characteristic of an elephant or elephants, especially in being large, clumsy, or awkward

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