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Fahrenheit 451 Vocab. By: Cindy Emenalo B2- Hobbs. marionette. Definition: A puppet worked by strings. Sentence : She was so sluggish that she acted like she was a marionette. MARIONETTE CONTINUED…. Evidence.

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    1. Fahrenheit 451 Vocab. By: Cindy Emenalo B2- Hobbs

    2. marionette • Definition: A puppet worked by strings. • Sentence: She was so sluggish that she acted like she was a marionette.

    3. MARIONETTE CONTINUED… Evidence “What incredible power of identification the girl had; she was like the eager watcher of a marionette show, anticipating each flicker of an eyelid, each gesture of his hand, each flick of a finger, the moment before it began.”

    4. Mausoleum • Definition: A building used to house a tomb or tombs. • Sentence: The huge house, old and dusty, looked like a mausoleum.

    5. MAUSOLEUM CONTINUED… Evidence “It was like coming into the cold marbled room of a mausoleum after the moon has set.”

    6. proboscis • Definition: An elongated sucking organ of an insect; a nose. • Sentence: The proboscis of the large bear sensed the bear’s next meal.

    7. PROBOSCIS CONTINUED… Evidence “Three seconds later the game was done, the rat, cat, or chicken caught half way across the areaway, gripped by gentling paws while a four-inch hollow steel needle plunged down from the proboscis of the Hound to inject massive jolts of morphine or procaine.

    8. proclivities • Definition: Habitual tendencies to do something usually discreditable; inclinations or predispositions. • Sentence: The young woman had been doing this for some time now, so her proclivities were predictable.

    9. PROCLIVITIES CONTINUED… Evidence Were all firemen picked then for their looks as well as their proclivities?

    10. Ballistics • Definition: the study of the flight characteristics of projectiles • Sentence: We learned about ballistics in class and used airplane models.

    11. ballistics It’s like a lesson in ballistics.

    12. stolid • Definition: Calm and showing little emotion. • Sentence: Sarah always had a stolid face no matter what.

    13. stolid With his symbolic helmet numbered 451 on his stolid head, and his eyes all orange flame with the thought of what came next, he flicked the igniter and the house jumped up in a gorging fire that burned the evening sky red and yellow and black.

    14. stratum • Definition:one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock). • Sentence: The top stratum of the rock I had was pink and smooth.

    15. Stratum The woman on the bed was no more than a hard stratum of marble they had reached.

    16. torrent • Definition: a strong and fast-moving stream of water or other liquid • Sentence: A torrent that we caught fish from was right by the cabin.

    17. torrent Don't let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world.