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Lord of the Flies Vocabulary List & Flashcards

Lord of the Flies Vocabulary List & Flashcards
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A _____ is a collection of soldiers, usually lined up.
Cordon - To prevent a riot, the police chief placed a cordon of officers outside the courthouse the day the verdict was read.
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Bastion - A place that offers protection, like a fortress.
To protect his subjects from attack, the king built a huge stone bastion with a wide moat.
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Recrimination - Defending against an accusation with an accusation.
When the ex-employee sued the company, its recrimination was to counter-sue the employee for libel.
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Myopia - Lacking foresight.
She suffered from financial myopia, spending her money on frivolous purchases instead of saving it for an emergency.
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After he graduated from college, he was saddled with a leviathan of a debt that would take him years to pay off.
Leviathan - Huge
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When Raymond received the bill for his car repairs, which was $500 more than the quote, he incredulously shook his head.
Incredulously - With disbelief.
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A field full of blooming wildflowers can be described as _____.
Efflorescence
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_____ means disappointed because something didn't turn out the expected way.
Crestfallen - Johnny was crestfallen when a classmate told him that Santa Claus was fake.
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If someone is a chorister, they _____.
Sing in a choir
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Tumult - Lots of loud noises causing chaos.
Because of the tumult of the crowded streets and honking cars, I didn't hear my cell phone ringing.
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The sinewy racehorse was covered with sweat after its impressive win.
Sinewy - Muscular and lean.
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No one knows if the pitcher tried to hit the batter on purpose, but thankfully the batter parried the fastball and avoid injury.
Parried - Moved out of the way to avoid being hit.
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When we met the Queen of England, we were _____, meaning that we were on our best behavior.
Decorous
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If a carton of milk is _____, that means it smells or tastes sour.
Acrid
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Adverb
A word that provides more detail about a verb or adjective.
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Adjective
A word that provides more detail about a noun.
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Verb
A word that conveys action.
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Noun
A word representing a person, place, thing, or idea.
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A novel written in the 1950s might not present as much of a vocabulary challenge for readers as something like Shakespeare. Even so, when reading William Golding's Lord of the Flies, modern readers might stumble on some of the words they encounter. Although understanding new vocabulary is often easiest in context, repetition in the form of multiple encounters with the words and their definitions are also helpful. Therefore, these flashcards will give you additional exposure to vocabulary from Lord of the Flies.

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Noun
A word representing a person, place, thing, or idea.
Verb
A word that conveys action.
Adjective
A word that provides more detail about a noun.
Adverb
A word that provides more detail about a verb or adjective.
If a carton of milk is _____, that means it smells or tastes sour.
Acrid
When we met the Queen of England, we were _____, meaning that we were on our best behavior.
Decorous
No one knows if the pitcher tried to hit the batter on purpose, but thankfully the batter parried the fastball and avoid injury.
Parried - Moved out of the way to avoid being hit.
The sinewy racehorse was covered with sweat after its impressive win.
Sinewy - Muscular and lean.
Tumult - Lots of loud noises causing chaos.
Because of the tumult of the crowded streets and honking cars, I didn't hear my cell phone ringing.
If someone is a chorister, they _____.
Sing in a choir
_____ means disappointed because something didn't turn out the expected way.
Crestfallen - Johnny was crestfallen when a classmate told him that Santa Claus was fake.
A field full of blooming wildflowers can be described as _____.
Efflorescence
When Raymond received the bill for his car repairs, which was $500 more than the quote, he incredulously shook his head.
Incredulously - With disbelief.
After he graduated from college, he was saddled with a leviathan of a debt that would take him years to pay off.
Leviathan - Huge
Myopia - Lacking foresight.
She suffered from financial myopia, spending her money on frivolous purchases instead of saving it for an emergency.
Recrimination - Defending against an accusation with an accusation.
When the ex-employee sued the company, its recrimination was to counter-sue the employee for libel.
Bastion - A place that offers protection, like a fortress.
To protect his subjects from attack, the king built a huge stone bastion with a wide moat.
A _____ is a collection of soldiers, usually lined up.
Cordon - To prevent a riot, the police chief placed a cordon of officers outside the courthouse the day the verdict was read.
_____ can be defined as 'modest.'
Demure - She wore a demure outfit to her job interview, even though she knew the company had a relaxed dress code.
Impervious - Not bothered by something, unable to be entered.
The cow seemed impervious to all the flies buzzing around it.
Sharon was trying to read his body language, but his facial expressions and posture proved to be inscrutable.
Inscrutable - Unable to be deciphered.
_____ means someone shook or trembled in fear.
Quavered - The little boy's hand quavered as he opened the closet; he was convinced a monster was inside.
Vicissitudes - Surprising course changes in a life.
The saying, 'Life is full of ups and downs' is another way of saying that life is full of vicissitudes.
The protesters' clamor outside his bedroom window kept the mayor up all night.
Clamor - Loud noise, such as that made by a group of protesters.
Declivities - Part of the ground that slants downward.
The park's many declivities provided the perfect place for winter sledding.
When something is described as being huge, powerful, and/or oafish, that means it is _____.
Elephantine - She tripped several times while dragging her elephantine suitcase through the airport, because it was twice her size and weight.
Glowered - Glared at.
When Susie ratted out her brother to their parents, she could tell he was furious by the way he glowered at her, his eyes burning a hole through her.
He indignantly stomped off after his friend told an offensive joke.
Indignantly - Acting offended or angry.
If someone competes in a speed-walking competition, they probably wouldn't walk slowly without a care in the world, or _____.
Saunter
Corpulent - Fat.
The corpulent groundhog had built up enough fat layers to survive through the long, cold winter months.
Ebullience - High energy and fun.
The preschoolers's ebullience overflowed during their zoo field trip; they had a lot of fun.
Epaulettes - Fabric tassels attached to a garment's shoulders.
The fashion designer's fall line had a military theme, and many of the coats even had epaulettes on the shoulders.
Someone who is _____ would be hard to understand because of the unclear way he or she speaks.
Inarticulate - During the debate, he provided an inarticulate response, stumbling over his words and not making sense.
Jeer - Boos or other sounds indicating hatred.
When the opposing team scored on the home team, the stadium filled with the crowd's jeers.
Rebuke - To scold.
The children were misbehaving, so their father firmly rebuked them.
Tacitly - When you don't say something directly, but your meaning is implied.
She tacitly approved of his choice by giving him a thumbs up.

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