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19 terms

Fahrenheit 451 Vocab

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cacophonous
harsh sounding, having dissonance
censorious
critical
contempt
scorn, extreme dislike or disdain
desolate
deserted, without inhabitants barren
dictum
an authoritative statement, decree
incessant
uninterrupted
insidious
treacherous or dangerous in a secret sort of way
melancholy
depression of spirits
oblivion
state of being forgotten
obscure
difficult to see, vague
odious
deserving hate or contempt
parry
to deflect or to ward off a blow
pedantry
act of showing off learning in a manner that is needless and unimaginative
perfunctory
acting routinely with little interest or care
proclivity
inclination, tendency
ravenous
urgently eager for food: craving satisfaction or gratification
serene
calm, placid
stolid
showing little emotion
tactile
perceptible by touch, capable of being felt