16 terms

Harrison Bergeron Vocab List

vocab words for "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut; it's a short story
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vigilance
watchfulness; alert with concern
transmitter
a device that sends information across the air waves
birdshot
small lead pieces used in shotgun shells
vague
lack of clear understanding
winced
flinch; to draw back or tense the body from pain
bore
to have shown in relation to
resemblance
likeness, appearance, similarity
abnormal
(1) not normal (2) extremely or excessively large
bulletin
a brief statement, as in news or events, issued to the public
absolutely
completely, without exception, entirely
uncompetitive
not desiring to outdo anyone else
calibrated
to mark with indexes of degree or quantity (like on a thermometer)
hindrance
something that prevents or delays
symmetry
correspondence in size, form, and arrangement of parts; proper proportion
delicacy
extreme sensitivity; prevision of action or operation
riveting
hammering of a metal pin holding two more plates together