F451 Vocab #3
Terms in this set (20)
DEF.:A small piece of luggage; suitcase
SENT.:"She shoved the VALISE in the waiting beetle..."(Bradbury 108).
ORIG.SENT.:I put my valise in the trunk of the car.
DEF.:a person who has escaped from a place or is in hiding
SENT.:"Police Alert. Wanted: Fugitive in city"(Bradbury 117).
ORIG.SENT.: As soon as he ran out he had become a fugitive.
DEF.:start to lose strength
SENT.:"Montag faltered, got a grip on the books, and forced himself not to freeze"(Bradbury 120).
ORIG.SENT.:As they ran up the hill she faltered.
DEF.:To run hurriedly
SENT.:"... the beetle SCUTTLING after its running food..."( Bradbury 127).
ORIG.SENT.:The toddler scuttled away from his older brother
DEF.:someone being hunted; prey
SENT.:"Never since its first use in tracking quarry has this
incredible invention made a mistake"(Bradbury 126).
We're going fishing for some quarry at the pond.
DEF.:radiating or reflecting light
SENT.:"Montag saw the luminous dial of his waterproof"(Bradbury 147).
Her luminous skin seemed flawless.
DEF.:comically or repulsively ugly or distorted
SENT.:"something with a sheet over it and out of the sky, fluttering, came the helicopter lie a grotesque flower"(Bradbury 127).
The mask was very grotesque.
DEF.:the act of piercing or perforating
SENT.:"...he would see himself , an instant before oblivion, being punctured for the benefit of how many..."(Bradbury 128).
ORIG.SENT.:The balloon was punctured.
DEF.:wild with excitement, passion, fear, pain etc.
SENT.:" ...wakened from sleep a few minutes ago by the frantic sirening of their living-room walls..."(Bradbury 128).
ORIG.SENT.:They frantically ran in circles when they heard the good news.
DEF.:a meeting where people try to contact the dead
SENT.:"He felt as if he had left the great seance and all the murmuring ghosts"(Bradbury 133).
ORIG.SENT.: The kids set up a seance as a Halloween prank.
DEF.:a massive force or object that crushes whatever is in its path
SENT.:"He saw a great juggernaut of stars from in the sky and threaten to roll over and crush him"(Bradbury 140).
ORIG.SENT.: I ran as soon as i saw the juggernaut.
DEF.:unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
burning mouth and nose, retching his stomach, screaming(Bradbury 137)!
ORIG.SENT.: He retched when smelled the rotten potatoes.
DEF.:complicated curves in the brain
SENT.:"...by God in the convolutions of my brain..."(Bradbury 157).
ORIG.SENT.: some believe convolutions of the brain are connected to one's intelligence.
DEF.:provoke or stir up
SENT.:"We're not out to incite or anger anyone yet"(Bradbury 145).
ORIG.SENT.:He was trying to incite his sister by pulling her hair.
DEF.:to punish or have revenge
SENT.:""The search is over, Montag is dead; a crime against society has been avenged"(Bradbury 142).
ORIG.SENT.:The villains wanted to avenge the death of their leader.
DEF.:very cautious or careful
SENT.:"He sipped it gingerly and felt them looking at him with curiosity"(Bradbury 140).
ORIG.SENT.:I worked on my project gingerly.
DEF.:The attack using bombs, missiles,or weapons
SENT.:"The bombardment was to all intents and purposes finished, once the jets...."(Bradbury 151).
ORIG.SENT.:Bombardment took place during the war.
DEF.:to be bare or empty
SENT.:". Though the desolation had not yet
arrived, was still in the air..."(Bradbury 153).
ORIG.SENT.:The desolation of the forest made me shiver.
DEF.: to charge with evidence of involvement in a crime
SENT.:"We're stopped and searched occasionally, but
there's nothing on our persons to incriminate us"(Bradbury 145).
ORIG.SENT.:The man was incriminated for stealing a donut.
SENT.:"The beetle came in a single whistling trajectory, fired from an invisible rifle(Bradbury 121).
ORIG.SENT.: The trajectory of the ship is up to space.
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