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Catching Fire Vocabulary Words Continued

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rendering
the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
tremulous
quivering as from weakness or fear
imminent
about to happen
hearth
an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
grossling
big chicken
textile
artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
instigator
a person who initiates a course of action
provisions
a stock or supply of foods
graphite
black form of carbon used in lead pencils
verve
enthusiasm
delusions
false beliefs, often of persecution or grandeur, that may accompany psychotic disorders
assimilating
absorbing
insubstantial
lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial
derailed
thrown off course
endearments
a word or act showing love or affection
disperse
to cause to separate and go in different directions
apprehend
take into custody
alibi
a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
impassive
having or revealing little emotion or sensibility
exasperation
irritation, frustration
excruciating
extremely painful
indignation
anger as a result of something unjust
hassock
A thick cushion used as a footstool or for kneeling
chamomile
Eurasian plant apple-scented foliage and white-rayed flowers and feathery leaves used medicinally
tendrils
a threadlike, clinging part of a climbing vine
parchment
an early form of paper made from animal skins
propaganda
Ideas spread to influence public opinion for or against a cause.
wield
of power or authority
mandatory
required by rule
nuptials
the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed
devise
come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort
baffled
perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements
shafts
cylindrical rods that support pulleys, gears, and sprockets to transmit torque
precedent
an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
embodiment
a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept
retrospect
look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events, etc.)
sultry
characterized by oppressive heat and humidity
belligerently
in a hostile, aggressive, or fighting manner
innocuous
not injurious to physical or mental health