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Fahrenheit 451 Part III Vocabulary

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valise
(n) a small piece of luggage that can be carried by hand
incomprehensible
(adj) unintelligible, not comprehensible
perpetual
(adj) everlasting; never ending
writhe
(v) to squirm in pain
vacuum
(n) an empty space
manikin
(n) a life-size model
blanche
(v) to lose color
anesthetize
(v) to make numb
penance
(n) a punishment for a sin
obscure
(v) to make vague or uncertain
flailing
(v) to swing limbs wildly
sear
(v) to char the surface of
wary
(adj) watchful
scapegoat
(n) a person made to suffer another person's punishment
insomnia
(n) the inability to sleep
incriminate
(v) to accuse of a crime
pedants
(n) a person who brags of their knowledge
convulsions
(n) something coiled ex: intestines
sloth
(n) laziness
scythe
(n)a long curved blade designed to cut grass
disintegrate
(v) to separate; to dissolve; fall apart
metropolis
(n) any large, busy city
oblivion
(n) the state of being unaware
concussion
(n) an injury to the head from a blow or fall
pyre
(n) a heap of wood