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The Hunger Games Vocabulary List

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Annoint
To crown, to ordain
Antonym
Two words that express opposing concepts
Apothecary
A health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
Blather
Foolish gibberish
Cognate
Word from the same ancestral language with the same spelling and meaning in different modern languages
Copse
A dense growth of bushes
Cornucopia
The property of being extremely abundant
Demeanor
Behavior; manner of conducting oneself
Dreary
Depressing in character or appearance
Entrails
Internal organs collectively (especially those in the abdominal cavity)
Enunciate
Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
Feasibility
Capability of being accomplished, possibility
Harbinger
Something that indicates what is to come; a forerunner
Hoist
Move from one place to another by lifting
Imply
To lead readers/listeners to think something indirectly.
Impulsiveness
Acting on a desire without considering the result(s)
Inciting
Provoking or stirring up
Infer
To conclude from listening to evidence or premises.
Insurmountable
Impossible to overcome
Iridescent
Having a play of lustrous rainbow-like colors
Irony
Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
Mace
Ceremonial staff; clublike medieval weapon
Murmuring
Saying something in a low voice
Paunchy
Having a large belly
Primary Source
Text that tells a first-hand account of an event; original works used when researching (letters, journals)
Primrose
A common wildflower of varying color
Provocative
Serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate
Satire
A literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule and scorn in an attempt to change human behavior
Superfluous
More than is needed, desired, or required
Swarming
A large number or group moving very tightly packed together
Synonym
A word that means the same as another word
Tenuous
Flimsy; not solid
Tesserae
One of the small pieces used in mosaics
Tribute
Something done or given to show thanks or respect; a payment
Tunic
Any of a variety of loose fitting cloaks extending to the hips or knees
Valor
Heroic courage; bravery
Vermin
Any of various small animals or insects that are pests
Warbles
To sing melodiously, as a bird does