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Ms. Thibodeaux

Fahrenheit 451, Part 1 Vocabulary

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Phoenix In Egyptian mythology, a beautiful, lone, bird which lived in the Arabian desert for 500 or 600 years and then consumed itself in fire, rising renewed from the ashes to start another long life: used as a symbol of immortality.
Salamander A mythological reptile resembling the lizard, supposed to be able to endure or live in fire.
Marionette Puppet controlled by strings
Pulverized Reduced (as by crushing, beating, or grinding) to very small particles: demolished
Stratum A bed or layer artificially made: a sheet like mass of sedentary rock or earth of one kind lying between beds of other kinds: a series of layers, levels, or gradations in an ordered system
Olfactory Related to a sense of smell
Probosis A long flexible snout
Ballistics Study of the dynamics of projectiles
Abstract Not concrete: indefinite
Proclivities Natural tendencies: predispositions
Odious Disgusting; objectionable; arousing strong dislike
Centrifuge A machine using the force that tends to impel a thing outward from a center or rotation for separating substances of different densities for removing moisture or for simulating gravitational effects
Cacophony Discordant or harsh sound
Pratfall Humiliating failure, mishap, or blunder
Theremin A purely melodic electronic musical instrument typically played by moving a hand between two projecting electrodes
Stolid Having or revealing little emotion
Dictum Authoritative pronouncement
Noncombustible Does not harm easily
Automaton Robot or individual who acts in a mechanical fashion
Created by: Dthibodeaux