Lord of the Flies Vocabulary Ch. 1-6

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clamorously

Making loud sounds or in a manner that attracts attention.

Syn: lively, boisterous Ant: calm, quiet

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diffidently

  • Hesitant in acting or speaking through lack of self-confidence

  • Reserved, unassertive

  • Distrustful

Syn: coy, introverted, sheepish Ant: extroverted, immodest, outgoing

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errant

  • Behaving wrongly

  • Straying outside the proper path or bounds

  • Moving about aimlessly or irregularly

Syn: misbehaving, mischievous, naughty Ant: behaved, orderly

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festoon

  • To adorn with ribbons, garlands, or other decorations

  • To make something more attractive by adding something that is more beautiful or becoming

Syn: adorn, decorate, ornament, dress up Ant: blemish, deface, disfigure

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gaudy

  • Ostentatiously or tastelessly ornamented

  • Marked by extravagance or sometimes tasteless showiness : OUTLANDISH

Syn: Brilliant, Flashy, Jazzy Ant: Modest, Normal, Plain

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immure

Enclose or confine (someone) against their will.

Syn: confine, imprison Ant: free, release, let go

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incredulity

State of being unwilling or unable to believe something.

Syn: disbelief, unbelief, doubt Ant: credulity, belief

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indignation

Anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean.

Syn: lividness, wrathness Ant: delight, pleasure

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inscrutable

  • Incapable of being investigated, analyzed, or scrutinized; impenetrable

  • Not easily understood; mysterious; unfathomable

  • Incapable of being seen through physically; physically impenetrable

Syn: impenetrable, unfathomable, incomprehensible Ant: comprehensible, fathomable, clear

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lamentable

  • That is to be regretted or lamented

  • Expressing grief

Syn: Mournful, dolesome, deploring Ant: Exulting, joyful, triumphant

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mutinously

In a way that shows you refuse or are not willing to do what you are told to do.

Syn: insurgent, rebellious, revolutionary Ant: obedient, compliant, loyal

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officious

  • Volunteering one's services where they are neither asked nor needed

  • Informal, unofficial

  • (archaic) kind, obliging; dutiful

Syn: meddlesome, presumptuous, prying Ant: unobtrusive, reserved

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queer

  • (adj) Strange; odd. Slightly ill.

  • (adj) Homosexual; denoting or relating to a sexual or gender identity that does not correspond to established ideas of sexuality and gender, especially heterosexual norms.

  • (n) A gay man.

  • (v) spoil or ruin (an agreement, event, or situation).

Syn: odd, strange, unusual, funny, peculiar Ant: ordinary, conventional, normal

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suffusion

  • A coloring spread over a surface

  • The spreading of a fluid of the body into the surrounding tissues

Syn: Dissemination, Spreading, Transmission Ant: Compression, stagnation, reduction

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tempestuously

  • Characterized by or subject to tempests

  • The nature of or resembling a tempest

  • Characterized by violent emotions or actions

Syn: turbulent, stormy, violent Ant: Peaceable, peaceful

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