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Fahrenheit 451 Vocabulary. Day 1. a bstracted : removed in thought from the immediate situation; lost in one’s own mind a esthetic : relating or pertaining to a sense of beauty or art b estial : brutal without reason, having the attributes of a savage

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day 1
Day 1
  • abstracted: removed in thought from the immediate situation; lost in one’s own mind
  • aesthetic: relating or pertaining to a sense of beauty or art
  • bestial: brutal without reason, having the attributes of a savage
  • blanch: to take the color out of; to bleach; to make white
day 2
Day 2
  • cacophonous: harsh sounding
  • censorious: critical
  • centrifuge: an apparatus used for separating materials by the use of centrifugal force
  • certitudes: things that are inevitable or certain
day 3
Day 3
  • contempt: scorn, extreme dislike or disdain
  • desolate: deserted; without inhabitants; barren
  • dictum: an authoritative statement: decree
  • din: loud and discordant noises; cacophony
day 4
Day 4
  • feint: a false appearance; a fake punch to occupy defenses allowing a real blow
  • flourish: to thrive; to grow well
  • fold: a group bound together by common beliefs; fenced enclosure for sheep
  • incessant: uninterrupted
day 5
Day 5
  • insidious: treacherous or dangerous in secret sort of way
  • luxuriant: abundant in growth; very fertile
  • melancholy: depression of spirits
  • metaphorically: compared nonliterally
day 6
Day 6
  • mural: a painting on a wall or ceiling
  • oblivion: state of being forgotten
  • obscure: difficult to see; vague
  • odious: deserving hate or contempt
day 7
Day 7
  • parry: to deflect or to ward off a blow

26. pedantry: act of showing off learning in a

manner that is needless and unimaginative

  • perfunctory: acting routinely with little interest or care
  • perpetuate: to prolong the existence of

something

day 8
Day 8
  • phoenix: person of unmatched beauty; something rising from apparent destruction

30. prattle: meaningless sounds; babble

31. proclivity: inclination; tendency

  • profuse: extravagantly abundant; flowing

freely

day 9
Day 9
  • pulverize: to reduce into small pieces; to demolish
  • ravenous: urgently eager for food; craving satisfaction or gratification
  • rend: to tear violently; to split
  • saccharine: overly sweet attitude
day 10
Day 10
  • scythe: an instrument for cutting or mowing
  • serene: calm; placid
  • stagnant: not flowing; foul from not moving
  • stoke: to stir up; to amply feed
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