Catching Fire Vocabulary Words Continued

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rendering

the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance

tremulous

quivering as from weakness or fear

imminent

about to happen

hearth

an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built

grossling

big chicken

textile

artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

instigator

a person who initiates a course of action

provisions

a stock or supply of foods

graphite

black form of carbon used in lead pencils

verve

enthusiasm

delusions

false beliefs, often of persecution or grandeur, that may accompany psychotic disorders

assimilating

absorbing

insubstantial

lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial

derailed

thrown off course

endearments

a word or act showing love or affection

disperse

to cause to separate and go in different directions

apprehend

take into custody

alibi

a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question

impassive

having or revealing little emotion or sensibility

exasperation

irritation, frustration

excruciating

extremely painful

indignation

anger as a result of something unjust

hassock

A thick cushion used as a footstool or for kneeling

chamomile

Eurasian plant apple-scented foliage and white-rayed flowers and feathery leaves used medicinally

tendrils

a threadlike, clinging part of a climbing vine

parchment

an early form of paper made from animal skins

propaganda

Ideas spread to influence public opinion for or against a cause.

wield

of power or authority

mandatory

required by rule

nuptials

the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed

devise

come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort

baffled

perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements

shafts

cylindrical rods that support pulleys, gears, and sprockets to transmit torque

precedent

an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time

embodiment

a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept

retrospect

look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events, etc.)

sultry

characterized by oppressive heat and humidity

belligerently

in a hostile, aggressive, or fighting manner

innocuous

not injurious to physical or mental health

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