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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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Fahrenheit 451 vocabulary

Fahrenheit 451 Vocabulary


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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