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WW10-2.5

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