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Warrior Words 10, Semester 2, Quiz 5 (Fahrenheit 451: Set 1)

abyss

a very deep gap or hole, a chasm

ballistics

the study of flight of bullets or other hurled objects

cacophony

harsh, jarring sound; noise

cartographer

a mapmaker

centrifuge

a machine that separates particles in a liquid by rapidly whirling the liquid around a central axis

conjure

to summon, or call up, as if by magic

cower

to cringe in fear

distilled

purified or concentrated, as if by the processes of distillation

feigning

pretending with intention to deceive

luminescent

emitting light not caused by heat

mausoleum

a large stately tomb or the building that housed it

nomadic

traveling seasonally with no fixed home; wandering

noncombustible

not capable of igniting and burning; unexciting

olfactory

relating to the sense of smell

pagan

not Christian, Moslem, or Jewish; pre-Christian; heathen

pratfall

a comical fall on the behind; a humiliating mishap or error

proboscis

a long flexible snout as of an elephant

rationalize

to offer a self-serving but incorrect reason

ravenous

greedy; extremely hungry

stratum

one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism)

tactile

related to the sense of touch

tallow

hard animal fat used for candles

tamped

packed down

titillation

excitement, stimulation, often superficial

trajectory

the path of a bullet or another object hurled through space.

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