The Lord of the Flies Ch1 Vocab C. Berry (Furtive (secretive (There was a…
The Lord of the Flies Ch1 Vocab C. Berry
being against or hostile toward
He trotted through the sand, enduring the sun’s enmity, crossed the platform and found his scattered clothes.
He was clambering heavily among the creepers and broken trunks when a bird, a vision of red and yellow, flashed upwards with a witch-like cry; and this cry was echoed by another.
wrapped in layers
Sleep enveloped him like the swathing mirages
that were wrestling with the brilliance of the lagoon.
flowering or blooming
It was clear to the bottom and bright with the efflorescence of tropical weed and coral.
A conch he called it
to make an offer
The fat boy waited to be asked his name in turn but this proffer of acquaintance was not made; the fair boy called Ralph smiled vaguely, stood up, and began to make his way once more toward the lagoon.
With that word the heat seemed to increase till it became a threatening weight and the lagoon attacked them with a blinding effulgence.
false but seems true
Ralph had been deceived before now by the specious appearance of depth in a beach pool and he approached this one preparing to be disappointed
Bill, Robert, Harold,Henry; the choir boy who had fainted sat up against a palm trunk, smiled pallidly at Ralph and said that his name was Simon.
There was a slight, furtive boy whom no one knew, who
kept to himself with an inner intensity of avoidance and secrecy
the spreading of a fluid
The suffusion drained away from Jack’s face
loud or blaring
The note boomed again: and then at his firmer pressure,
the note, fluking up an octave, became a strident blare more penetrating than before
morning prayer service
“He’s always throwing a faint,”said Merridew. “He did in Gib.; and Addis; and at matins over the precentor.”
a person who leads a congregaton in prayer
“He did in Gib.; and Addis; and at matins over the precentor.”
Here the roots and stems of creepers were in such tangles that the boys had to thread through them like pliant needles
clothes or robes
Take off you togs
to fort or project fortification
There, where the island petered out in water, was another island; a rock, almost detached, standing like a fort, facing them across the green with one bold, pink bastion.
a break or pause
There came a pause, a hiatus, the pig continued to scream and the creepers to jerk, and the blade continued to flash at the end of a bony arm
to enclose or confine
Immured in these tangles, at perhaps their most difficult moment, Ralph turned with shining eyes to the others.