Lord of the Flies Vocab Chapter 1-5

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clamber

to climb

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proffer

to offer

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effulgence

brightness or brilliant light radiating from something

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strident

noisy

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clamor

to demand

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mortification

embarrassment

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pallor

paleness

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savor

to taste; enjoy

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gesticulate

to make gestures

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errant

sinful

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ebullient

enthusiastic

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recriminate

to accuse somebody who has already brought an accusation

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festoon (n, v)

a decoration; to decorate

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vicissitude

variability; changeability

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declivity

a downward inclination; sloping downward, especially land

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tacit

unspoken; understood

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decorous

good behavior

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officious

bossy

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susurration

whisper

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generic

common; non-specific; general

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impalpable

incapable of being felt

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incursion

invasion

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discursive

broad

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incredulous

disbelieving; skeptical

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gaudy

flashy but in bad taste

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furtive

attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive

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inscrutable

impossible to understand or interpret

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avidly

passionately

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