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Flashcards in Lord of the Flies Deck (33):
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enmity

the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something

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decorous

in keeping with good taste and propriety; polite and restrained

3

bastion

a projecting part of a fortification built at an angle to the line of the wall, so as to allow defensive fire in several directions

4

hiatus

a pause or gap in sequence, series, or process

5

efflorescence

a whitish, powdery deposit on the surface of rocks or soil in dry regions

6

tumult

a loud confused noise, especially one caused by large mass of people

7

tirade

a long angry speech of criticism or accusation

8

inscrutable

impossible to understand and interpret

9

vicissitudes

a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant

10

declivities

a downward slope

11

malevolent

having or showing a wish to do evil to others

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ineffectual

not producing any of the desired effect

13

jeer

make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice

14

inarticulate

unable to speak distinctly or express oneself clearly

15

leviathan

a sea monster, identified in different passages with the whale and the crocodile

16

clamor

a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting vehemently

17

mutinous

refusing to obey orders of person or authority

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crestfallen

sad and dissapointed

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impervious

not allowing to pass through

20

enterprise

a project or undertaking, typically one that is difficult or requires effort

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glowered

having an angry or sullen look on one's face; scowl

22

rebuke

express sharp disapproval or criticism of someone because of their actions or behavior

23

demure

(of a woman or her behavior) reserved modest shy

24

fervor

intense and passionate feeling

25

corpulent

(of a person) fat

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sauntered

walk in a slow, relaxed manner, without hurry or effort

27

myopia

lack of imagination, foresight, or intellectual insight

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parried

ward off (a weapon or attack), especially with a countermove

29

talisman

an object, typically an inscribed ring or stone, that is thought to have magic powers to bring good luck

30

acrid

having and irritating strong and unpleasant taste or smell

31

cordon

a line or circle of police, soldiers or guards preventing access to or from an area or building

32

elephantine


of, resembling, or characteristic of an elephant or elephants, especially in being large clumsy or awkward.

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ebullience

the quality of being cheerful and full of energy; exuberance