Lord Of The Flies Vocab

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"What you gonna do about it, I gotta a pointy stick and you don't" - Jack

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swathe (v)

wrap around; bandage

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canopy (n)

a covering; or shade; usually composed of trees

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bastion (n)

(n.) a fortified place, stronghold or A person who upholds and is a defender of an institution.

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ebullience (n)

intense enthusiasm; cheerful energy.

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officious (adj)

assertive in a domineering and/or trivial way

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indignant (adj)

(adj.) filled with resentment or anger over something unjust, unworthy, or mean

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recrimination (n)

an accusation given in retort; an angry response usually to an accusation

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tumult (n)

a loud, confused noise; an uproar; a commotion

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tirade (n)

(n.) a long, angry speech, usually very critical

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abyss (n)

a deep or seemingly bottomless chasm

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furtive (adj)

secret, stealthy

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contrite (adj)

Remorseful or apologetic

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vicissitude n.

a change or variation; ups and downs

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parody (n / v)

an imitation or satire/to produce an exaggerated imitation of something

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opalescence (n)

the visual property of something having a milky brightness

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belligerence (n)

Warlike mood or attitude

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malevolent (adj)

having or showing a wish to do evil to others

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apex (n)

(n.) the highest point, tip

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gesticulate (v)

to make gestures, especially when speaking

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lament (n/v)

an expression of grief, sorrow, or regret/to mourn, grieve or regret

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jeer (v.)

to make fun of rudely or unkindly

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relentless (adj)

constant, incessant, persistent, unyielding

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oppressive (adj)

harsh, cruel; inflicting hardship or constraint

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incredulity (n)

the state of being unwilling or unable to believe something; a state of shock

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