Bradbury, Ray. FAHRENHEIT 451 (Part 3) 38 words

  1. valise
    a small overnight bag for short trips
    She shoved the valise in the waiting beetle, climbed in, and sat mumbling, "Poor family, poor family, oh everything gone, everything, everything gone now...."
  2. cardamom
    rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning
    He smelled the heavy musk-like perfume mingled with blood and the gummed exhalation of the animal's breath, all cardamom and moss and ragweed odor in this huge night where the trees ran at him, pulled away, ran, pulled away, to the pulse of the hea
  3. Albert Schweitzer
    French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)
    And this other fellow is Charles Darwin, and-this one is Schopenhauer, and this one is Einstein, and this one here at my elbow is Mr. Albert Schweitzer, a very kind philosopher indeed.
  4. Magna Carta
    the royal charter of political rights given to rebellious English barons by King John in 1215
    So long as the vast population doesn't wander about quoting the Magna Carta and the Constitution, it's all right.
  5. Tom Paine
    American Revolutionary leader and pamphleteer (born in England) who supported the American colonist's fight for independence and supported the French Revolution (1737-1809)
    We are all bits and pieces of history and literature and international law, Byron, Tom Paine, Machiavelli, or Christ, it's here.
  6. Jonathan Swift
    an English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745)
    "I want you to meet Jonathan Swift, the author of that evil political book, Gulliver's Travels!
  7. retch
    make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
    This dark land rising was like that day in his childhood, swimming, when from nowhere the largest wave in the history of remembering slammed him down in salt mud and green darkness, water burning mouth and nose, retching his stomach, screaming!
  8. pyre
    wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite
    "There was a silly damn bird called a Phoenix back before Christ: every few hundred years he built a pyre and burned himself up.
  9. douse
    wet thoroughly
    Montag doused the exterior of the valise with whisky.
  10. luminosity
    the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
    Out of a helicopter glided something that was not machine, not animal, not dead, not alive, glowing with a pale green luminosity.
  11. Thomas Hardy
    English novelist and poet (1840-1928)
    This is Fred Clement, former occupant of the Thomas Hardy chair at Cambridge in the years before it became an Atomic Engineering School.
  12. Mahatma Gandhi
    political and spiritual leader during India's struggle with Great Britain for home rule; an advocate of passive resistance (1869-1948)
    Aristophanes and Mahatma Gandhi and Gautama Buddha and Confucius and Thomas Love Peacock and Thomas Jefferson and Mr. Lincoln, if you please.
  13. Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970)
    Why, there's one town in Maryland, only twenty-seven people, no bomb'll ever touch that town, is the complete essays of a man named Bertrand Russell.
  14. litterateur
    a writer of literary works
    Go ahead now, you second-hand litterateur, pull the trigger."
  15. juggernaut
    a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way
    He saw a great juggernaut of stars form in the sky and threaten to roll over and crush him.
  16. bombardier
    the member of a bomber crew responsible for using the bombsight and releasing the bombs on the target
    The bombardment was to all intents and purposes finished, once the jets had sighted their target, alerted their bombardiers at five thousand miles an hour; as quick as the whisper of a scythe the war was finished.
  17. convolution
    the action of coiling or twisting or winding together
    "Grandfather's been dead for all these years, but if you lifted my skull, by God, in the convolutions of my brain you'd find the big ridges of his thumbprint.
  18. Schopenhauer
    German pessimist philosopher (1788-1860)
    And this other fellow is Charles Darwin, and-this one is Schopenhauer, and this one is Einstein, and this one here at my elbow is Mr. Albert Schweitzer, a very kind philosopher indeed.
  19. Marcus Aurelius
    Emperor of Rome; nephew and son-in-law and adoptive son of Antonius Pius; Stoic philosopher; the decline of the Roman Empire began under Marcus Aurelius (121-180)
    Like to read Marcus Aurelius?
  20. mahatma
    (Hinduism) term of respect for a brahmin sage
    Aristophanes and Mahatma Gandhi and Gautama Buddha and Confucius and Thomas Love Peacock and Thomas Jefferson and Mr. Lincoln, if you please.
  21. Aristophanes
    an ancient Greek dramatist remembered for his comedies (448-380 BC)
    Aristophanes and Mahatma Gandhi and Gautama Buddha and Confucius and Thomas Love Peacock and Thomas Jefferson and Mr. Lincoln, if you please.
  22. Machiavelli
    a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)
    We are all bits and pieces of history and literature and international law, Byron, Tom Paine, Machiavelli, or Christ, it's here.
  23. Thoreau
    United States writer and social critic (1817-1862)
    Chapter One of Thoreau's Walden in Green River, Chapter Two in Willow Farm, Maine.
  24. scuttle
    an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
    God! God! He dropped a book, broke pace, almost turned, changed his mind, plunged on, yelling in concrete emptiness, the beetle scuttling after its running food, two hundred, one hundred feet away, ninety, eighty, seventy, Montag gasping, flailing his hands, legs up down out, up down out, closer, closer, hooting, calling, his eyes burnt white now as his head jerked about to confront the flashing glare, now the beetle was swallowed in its own light, now it was nothing but a torch hurtl...
  25. silhouette
    a drawing of the outline of an object; filled in with some uniform color
    He stopped for breath, on his way to the river, to peer through dimly lit windows of wakened houses, and saw the silhouettes of people inside watching their parlor walls and there on the walls the Mechanical Hound, a breath of neon vapor, spidered along, here and gone, here and gone!
  26. scythe
    an edge tool for cutting grass; has a long handle that must be held with both hands and a curved blade that moves parallel to the ground
    The bombardment was to all intents and purposes finished, once the jets had sighted their target, alerted their bombardiers at five thousand miles an hour; as quick as the whisper of a scythe the war was finished.
  27. Confucius
    Chinese philosopher whose ideas and sayings were collected after his death and became the basis of a philosophical doctrine known a Confucianism (circa 551-478 BC)
    Aristophanes and Mahatma Gandhi and Gautama Buddha and Confucius and Thomas Love Peacock and Thomas Jefferson and Mr. Lincoln, if you please.
  28. Cassius
    prime mover in the conspiracy against Julius Caesar (died in 42 BC)
    'There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats, for I am arm'd so strong in honesty that they pass by me as an idle wind, which I respect not!'
  29. Paine
    American Revolutionary leader and pamphleteer (born in England) who supported the American colonist's fight for independence and supported the French Revolution (1737-1809)
    We are all bits and pieces of history and literature and international law, Byron, Tom Paine, Machiavelli, or Christ, it's here.
  30. writhing
    moving in a twisting or snake-like or wormlike fashion
    And then he was a shrieking blaze, a jumping, sprawling, gibbering mannikin, no longer human or known, all writhing flame on the lawn as Montag shot one continuous pulse of liquid fire on him.
  31. aesthetic
    concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
    Antibiotic, aesthetic, practical."
  32. Hardy
    English novelist and poet (1840-1928)
    This is Fred Clement, former occupant of the Thomas Hardy chair at Cambridge in the years before it became an Atomic Engineering School.
  33. clement
    (of weather or climate) physically mild
    This is Fred Clement, former occupant of the Thomas Hardy chair at Cambridge in the years before it became an Atomic Engineering School.
  34. penance
    voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing
    The other was like a chunk of burnt pine-log he was carrying along as a penance for some obscure sin.
  35. Buddha
    founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC)
    Aristophanes and Mahatma Gandhi and Gautama Buddha and Confucius and Thomas Love Peacock and Thomas Jefferson and Mr. Lincoln, if you please.
  36. excursion
    a journey taken for pleasure
    He tried to piece it all together, to go back to the normal pattern of life a few short days ago before the sieve and the sand, Denham's Dentifrice, moth-voices, fireflies, the alarms and excursions, too much for a few short days, too much, indeed, for a lifetime.
  37. republic
    a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch
    Would you like, some day, Montag, to read Plato's Republic?"
  38. Byron
    English romantic poet notorious for his rebellious and unconventional lifestyle (1788-1824)
    We are all bits and pieces of history and literature and international law, Byron, Tom Paine, Machiavelli, or Christ, it's here.