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Fahrenheit 451 Vocabulary

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hedonism
the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle
immolation
killing or offering as a sacrifice (often by fire)
suffuse
to become overspread as with a fluid, a colour, a gleam of light
melancholy
characterized by or causing or expressing sadness
feign
make believe with the intent to deceive
serenity
n. a calm and untroubled state
insidious
working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
verbiage
overabundance of words
quarry
animal hunted or caught for food
juggernaut
a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way
ricochet
a glancing rebound
luminosity
n. the quality of giving or radiating light
heresy
a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
pendant
a person who makes an excessive display of learning
fragmentary
incomplete; disconnected; made up of fragments
profusion
a plentiful supply; a great or generous amount
oracle
a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess
odious
unequivocally detestable
imperceptible
impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses
proclivity
a natural inclination