The Hunger Games Vocabulary List

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Annoint

To crown, to ordain

Antonym

Two words that express opposing concepts

Apothecary

A health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs

Blather

Foolish gibberish

Cognate

Word from the same ancestral language with the same spelling and meaning in different modern languages

Copse

A dense growth of bushes

Cornucopia

The property of being extremely abundant

Demeanor

Behavior; manner of conducting oneself

Dreary

Depressing in character or appearance

Entrails

Internal organs collectively (especially those in the abdominal cavity)

Enunciate

Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

Feasibility

Capability of being accomplished, possibility

Harbinger

Something that indicates what is to come; a forerunner

Hoist

Move from one place to another by lifting

Imply

To lead readers/listeners to think something indirectly.

Impulsiveness

Acting on a desire without considering the result(s)

Inciting

Provoking or stirring up

Infer

To conclude from listening to evidence or premises.

Insurmountable

Impossible to overcome

Iridescent

Having a play of lustrous rainbow-like colors

Irony

Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs

Mace

Ceremonial staff; clublike medieval weapon

Murmuring

Saying something in a low voice

Paunchy

Having a large belly

Primary Source

Text that tells a first-hand account of an event; original works used when researching (letters, journals)

Primrose

A common wildflower of varying color

Provocative

Serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate

Satire

A literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule and scorn in an attempt to change human behavior

Superfluous

More than is needed, desired, or required

Swarming

A large number or group moving very tightly packed together

Synonym

A word that means the same as another word

Tenuous

Flimsy; not solid

Tesserae

One of the small pieces used in mosaics

Tribute

Something done or given to show thanks or respect; a payment

Tunic

Any of a variety of loose fitting cloaks extending to the hips or knees

Valor

Heroic courage; bravery

Vermin

Any of various small animals or insects that are pests

Warbles

To sing melodiously, as a bird does

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