Lord of the Flies Vocabulary List #1

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clambering

v. to climb, using both feet and hands; climb with effort or difficulty

derivatives: clamber, clambered, clamberer

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apprehension

n. anticipation of adversity or misfortune; suspicion or fear of future trouble or evil

derivatives: apprehend, apprehending, apprehended, apprehensive

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effulgence

n. a brilliant radiance; a shining forth

derivatives: effulgent

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decorous

adj. characterized by dignified propriety in conduct, manners, appearance, character, etc.

derivatives: decorum, decorously

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pallidly

adv. pale; faint, or deficient in color; wan

derivatives: pallid; pallidness

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suffusion

n. an overspreading with or like a liquid, color, etc.

derivatives: suffuse, suffused, suffusing, suffusive, suffusedly

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dispersal

n. the act, state, or instance of scattering, of being driven or sent off in various directions

derivatives: disperse, dispersing, dispersed, also dispersion

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pliant

adj. bending readily; flexible; supple; adaptable

derivatives: pliancy, pliantly

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loitered

v. to linger aimlessly or as if aimless in or about a place; to move in a slow, idle manner, making purposeless stops; to waste time or to dawdle over work

derivatives: loiter, loitering, loiterer, loiteringly

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bastion

n. a fortification, specifically a projecting portion of a rampart or fortification that forms and irregular pentagon attached at the base to the main work; any fortified place

derivatives: bastions

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