english lotf vocab quiz

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  1. gesticulated
    using gestures; talking with hands
  2. while were on the island we can have a good time he _______________ wildly
    gesticulated
  3. tacitly
    understood or implied without being said
  4. there had grown up ______ among the biguns the opinion that piggy was an outsider not only by accent which did not matter but by fat and ass mar and specs and a certain disinclination for manual labor.
    tacitly
  5. festooned
    an ornament; string or chain of flowers or leaves
  6. THE TREE TRUNKS AND THE CREEPERS THAT __________ THEM LOST THEMSELVES IN A GREEN DUSK THIRTY FEET ABOVE HIM AND ALL ABOUT WAS THE UNDERGROWTH.
    festooned
  7. apex
    heighestpoint; like tip of mountain
  8. then at the ____ the grass was thick again because no one sat there.
    apex
  9. declevites
    a downward slope
  10. but jack was pointing to the high ___________ that led down from the mountain to the flatter part of the mountain.
    declivities
  11. maternal
    mother like figure women like qualities
  12. a little apart from the rest, sunk in deep _________bliss, lay the largest sow of the lot.
    maternal
  13. cynicism .
    inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self interest skeptically
  14. The half shut eyes were dim with the infinite ________of adult life
    cynicism
  15. bastion
    natural rock formation
  16. This side of the castle, perhaps a hundred feet high, was the pink ___________ they had seen from the mountaintop.
    bastion
  17. pink, tumbled boulders with guano layered on thenm like icing and a steep slope up to the shattered rocks that crowned the ______
    bastion
  18. sinewy
    charateristic of strength power stong physically or sensing
  19. Beside the pool his ______ body held up a mask that drew their eyes and appalled them.
    sinewy
  20. obtuseness
    slow in understanding not sharp or pointed blunt
  21. on the other side of the island, swathed at midday with mirage, defended by the shield of the quiet lagoon, one might dream of rescue; but here, faced by the brute ________ of the ocean, the miles of division, one was clamped down, one was helpless, one was condemned, one was--
    obtuseness
  22. derision
    scornful contempt;mockery;ridicule
  23. piggy once more was the center of social ______so that everyone felt cheerful and normal.
    derision
  24. purged
    an unwanted feeling, memory or condition
  25. the night was cool and __________ of immediate terror.
    purged
  26. pinnacles
    high pointed formation; mountain peak; highest point
  27. ralph glanced up at the _______, then toward the group of swavages. high above them from the pinnacles came a sudden shout and them an imitation war cry that was answered by a dozed voices from behind a rock.
    pinnacles
  28. there was the neck of land, the ledge skirting the rock, up there were the red _______
    pinnacles
  29. myopia
    inability to see things far away; near sighted
  30. the twins watched anxiously and piggy sat expressionless behind the luminous wall of his ______
    myopia.
  31. inimical
    unfriendly; hostile
  32. to carry he must speak louder;and this would rouse those stripped and _______creatures from their feasting by the fire.
    inimical
  33. eclipsed
    to overshadow; like eclipse of the moon
  34. a star appeared behind them and was momentarily ___________ by some movement.
    eclipsed
  35. elephantine
    like in elephant in size, strengththen
  36. the red thing was past and the _____________ progress diminished toward the sea.
    elephantine
  37. Improvisation
    the act of making something up on spot
  38. he found himself understanding the wearisomeness of this life, were every path was an)_____________and a considerable part of ones waking life was spent watching ones feet.
    improvisation
  39. incantation
    formula of words spoken or chanted or performing other magic
  40. The storm of sound beat at them, an __________of hatred. percival wemys madison sought in his head for an incantation that had faded clean away.
    incantation

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