The Hunger Games Vocabulary

Vocabulary list for the Hunger Games
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catacomb
an underground cemetery
imprudent
lacking discretion
smolder
to burn without a flame
inferno
a place or region that resembles hell
serrated
having a notched edge or sawlike teeth
noxious
harmful or injurious to health or physical well-being
evasion
an act or instance or escaping, avoiding
pariah
an outcast
prestigious
having a high reputation; honored
befuddle
to confuse
rendezvous
an agreement between two or more persons to meet at a certain time and place
bravado
a pretentious, swaggering display of courage
despondency
depression of spirits from loss of courage or hope; dejection
copse
a thicket of small trees or bushes
stupor
a state of unconsciousness
emaciated
to make abnormally lean or thin by a gradual wasting away of flesh
scrupulous
having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right; principled
emanate
to flow out, issue, or proceed
ominous
portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening
poised
composed, dignified, and self-assured
peruse
to survey or examine in detail
stalemate
any position or situation in which no action can be taken or progress made
sadistic
any enjoyment in being cruel
ruse
a trick
incapacitated
unable to act, respond
arduous
requiring great exertion; laborious
plaintive
expressing sorrow or melancholy; mournful
dappled
having spots of a different shade, tone, or color from the background
futile
incapable of producing any result; ineffective
repellent
causing distaste or aversion; repulsive