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Vocabulary list for the Hunger Games

catacomb

an underground cemetery

imprudent

lacking discretion

smolder

to burn without a flame

inferno

a place or region that resembles hell

serrated

having a notched edge or sawlike teeth

noxious

harmful or injurious to health or physical well-being

evasion

an act or instance or escaping, avoiding

pariah

an outcast

prestigious

having a high reputation; honored

befuddle

to confuse

rendezvous

an agreement between two or more persons to meet at a certain time and place

bravado

a pretentious, swaggering display of courage

despondency

depression of spirits from loss of courage or hope; dejection

copse

a thicket of small trees or bushes

stupor

a state of unconsciousness

emaciated

to make abnormally lean or thin by a gradual wasting away of flesh

scrupulous

having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right; principled

emanate

to flow out, issue, or proceed

ominous

portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening

poised

composed, dignified, and self-assured

peruse

to survey or examine in detail

stalemate

any position or situation in which no action can be taken or progress made

sadistic

any enjoyment in being cruel

ruse

a trick

incapacitated

unable to act, respond

arduous

requiring great exertion; laborious

plaintive

expressing sorrow or melancholy; mournful

dappled

having spots of a different shade, tone, or color from the background

futile

incapable of producing any result; ineffective

repellent

causing distaste or aversion; repulsive

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