Lord of the Flies (Ch. 7-12)

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  1. wallow
    roll around
  2. sufficient
    of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement
  3. flounder
    walk with great difficulty
  4. brandish
    move or swing back and forth
  5. rueful
    feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
  6. clamber
    climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  7. crestfallen
    brought low in spirit
  8. impervious
    not admitting of passage or capable of being affected
  9. bravado
    a swaggering show of courage
  10. tremulous
    quivering as from weakness or fear
  11. rebuke
    an act or expression of criticism and censure
  12. incomprehension
    an inability to understand
  13. sanctity
    the quality of being holy
  14. sodden
    wet through and through; thoroughly wet
  15. laden
    filled with a great quantity
  16. demure
    shy or modest, often in a playful or provocative way
  17. fervor
    feelings of great warmth and intensity
  18. illusive
    based on or having the nature of a fantasy
  19. alight
    settle or come to rest
  20. iridescent
    varying in color when seen in different lights
  21. vexed
    troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances
  22. solemnly
    in a grave and sedate manner
  23. derision
    the act of treating with contempt
  24. phosphorescence
    a fluorescence that persists after radiation has ceased
  25. steadfast
    marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
  26. reckon
    expect, believe, or suppose
  27. torrid
    characterized by intense emotion
  28. assimilate
    make alike
  29. earnest
    characterized by a firm, humorless belief in one's opinions
  30. daunt
    cause to lose courage
  31. speculation
    continuous contemplation on a subject of a deep nature
  32. ungainly
    lacking grace in movement or posture
  33. conviction
    an unshakable belief in something without need for proof
  34. audible
    heard or perceptible by the ear
  35. myopia
    eyesight abnormality in which distant objects appear blurred
  36. multitudinous
    too numerous to be counted
  37. falter
    move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
  38. cessation
    a stopping
  39. talisman
    a trinket thought to be a magical protection against evil
  40. inquisitive
    given to questioning
  41. acrid
    strong and sharp, as a taste or smell
  42. inimical
    not friendly
  43. hamper
    prevent the progress or free movement of
  44. essay
    an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  45. ululation
    a long, loud, emotional howl or cry
  46. ensconce
    fix firmly
  47. cordon
    a series of sentinels or posts enclosing some place or thing
  48. wary
    marked by keen caution and watchful prudence
  49. distend
    cause to expand as if by internal pressure
  50. fleeting
    lasting for a markedly brief time

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