Today we read Lord of the Flies Chapter 1a in class. Lord of the Flies in one of the 1,000s of books in the Learn It Town Library.
We learned a lot of vocabulary. Students from pre-intermediate to advanced participated. It is an easy story to read. However, there was some challenging vocabulary for everyone. Below are words that challenged all of
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a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
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.
a violent disturbance
The ground beneath them was a bank covered with coarse grass, torn everywhere by the upheavals of fallen trees, scattered with decaying coconuts and palm saplings.
having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
He was old enough, twelve years and a few months, to have lost the prominent tummy of childhood and not yet old enough for adolescence to have made him awkward.
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.
be lazy or idle
Ralph lolled in the water.
wrap in swaddling clothes
Sleep enveloped him like the swathing mirages that were wrestling with the brilliance of the lagoon.
the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
With that word the heat seemed to increase till it became a threatening weight and the lagoon attacked them with a blinding effulgence.
a state of deep-seated ill-will
He trotted through the sand, enduring the sun's enmity, crossed the platform and found his scattered clothes.
characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste
Suddenly Piggy was a-bubble with decorous excitement.
be or come between
The shell was interesting and pretty and a worthy plaything; but the vivid phantoms of his day-dream still interposed between him and Piggy, who in this context was an irrelevance.
unpleasantly loud and harsh
The note boomed again: and then at his firmer pressure, the note, fluking up an octave, became a strident blare more penetrating than before.
not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving
They were twins, and the eye was shocked and incredulous at such cheery duplication.