Lord of the Flies: LOFT Flashcards


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Lord of the Flies
Chapters 1-12
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sniveling

to sniffle; complain or whine tearfully

2

Quavered

trembled, or spoke in a trembling voice

3

Acrid

unpleasantly snap or bitter taste or smell

4

talisman

an object with magical power

5

elephantine

the size of an elephant; enormous size/strength

6

parried

deflected or warded off; avoided

7

luminous

emitting light; full of light

8

myopia

nearsightedness

9

compelled

the force or drive; exert a strong, irresistible force

10

epaulettes

a fringed shoulder strap worn on military uniforms

11

cordon

a line of people or ships stationed to guard

12

fervor

great intensity of emotion; intense heat

13

corpulent

excessively fat

14

sauntered

to walk at a leisurely pace; stroll

15

impervious

incapable of being penetrated or affected

16

crestfallen

dispirited and depressed; dejected

17

glowered

looked at or stared angrily or sullenly

18

enterprise

and undertaking or business organization; industrious

19

rebuke

to criticize sharply; check or repress

20

demure

modest and reserved in manner or behavior

21

tirade

a long angry or violent speech; a diatribe

22

tacit

not spoken; implied by actions or statements

23

inscrutable

difficult to understand, mysterious

24

vicissitude

a change or variation; unexpected change in life

25

declivity

downward slope as of a hill

26

sinewy

lean and muscular; stringy and tough

27

jeer

to abuse vocally; taunt or mock

28

blatant

totally or offensively obtrusive; very obvious

29

leviathan

something very large; giant sea creature in the bible

30

taboo

excluded or forbidden from use or mention

31

malevolently

having an ill will or wishing harm to others; malicious

32

inarticulate

incomprehensible; unable to speak with clarity

33

mutinously

unruly; insubordinate or constituting a mutiny

34

ineffectual

insufficient to produce an effect; unless

35

clamor

a loud outcry; great expression of discontent

36

ludicrous

laughably and obviously absurd; foolish

37

efflorescece

blooming of flowers, state of flowering

38

enmity

deep seated hatred; state of being an enemy

39

decorous

exhibiting appropriate behavior or conduct

40

bastion

a stronghold or fortification; similar to a stronghold

41

hiatus

a gap or interruption in continuity; a break or pause

42

ebullience

zestful or spirited enthusiasm

43

recrimination

the act of accusing in return; opposing another charge