Lord of the Flies Vocabulary List #2

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hiatus

n. a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.

derivatives: hiatal, hiatuses

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gesticulated

v. to make or use gestures, especially in an animated or excited manner with or instead of speech

derivatives: gesticulate, gesticulating

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ebullience

n. high spirits; exhilaration; exuberance

derivatives: ebullient, ebulliency,

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officious

adj. objectionably aggressive in offering one‟s unrequested and unwanted services, help, or advice

derivatives: officiously, officiousness

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belligerence

n. a warlike or aggressively hostile nature, condition, or attitude; bellicosity; pugnacious

derivatives: belligerent, belligerently

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assented

v. to give in; yield; concede; to agree or concur

derivatives: assent, assenting, assentingly, assentive

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tirade

n. a prolonged outburst of bitter, outspoken denunciation; a long, vehement speech

derivatives: tirades

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tacit

adj. understood without being openly expressed; implied; unspoken

derivatives: tacitly

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furtive

adj. taken, done, used, etc., surreptitiously or by stealth; secret; sly; shifty

derivatives: furtively, furtiveness

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blatant

adj. brazenly obvious; flagrant

derivatives: blatancy, blatantly

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