Farenheit 451

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  1. ballistics
    the science of flight dynamics
  2. cacophony
    loud confusing disagreeable sounds
  3. cartographer
    a person who makes maps
  4. centrifuge
    an apparatus that separates particles from a suspension
  5. conjure
    summon into action or bring into existence
  6. feigning
    pretending with intention to deceive
  7. mausoleum
    a large burial chamber, usually above ground
  8. nomadic
    migratory
  9. pagan
    a person following a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion
  10. pratfall
    a fall onto your buttocks
  11. proboscis
    a long flexible snout as of an elephant
  12. ravenous
    extremely hungry
  13. stratum
    one of several parallel layers of material
  14. tallow
    a hard substance used for making soap and candles
  15. tamp
    press down tightly
  16. titillation
    a tingling feeling of excitement
  17. trajectory
    the path followed by an object moving through space
  18. convolution
    the action of coiling or twisting or winding together
  19. desolation
    sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
  20. limn
    make a portrait of
  21. liquefaction
    the conversion of a solid or a gas into a liquid
  22. pedant
    a person who pays too much attention to formal rules
  23. plummet
    drop sharply
  24. quarry
    animal hunted or caught for food
  25. ricochet
    spring back; spring away from an impact
  26. scapegoat
    someone who is punished for the errors of others
  27. scythe
    an edge tool for cutting grass
  28. smoldering
    showing scarcely suppressed anger
  29. beatific
    resembling or befitting an angel or saint
  30. cadence
    the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  31. dentifrice
    a substance for cleaning the teeth
  32. discourse
    an extended communication dealing with some particular topic
  33. filigree
    delicate and intricate ornamentation
  34. invigorate
    give life or energy to
  35. linguist
    a specialist in the study of language
  36. manifest
    clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
  37. moor
    come into or dock at a wharf
  38. morgue
    a building or room where dead bodies are kept before burial
  39. patronage
    the business given to an establishment by its customers
  40. perfunctorily
    in a set manner without serious attention
  41. profusion
    the property of being extremely abundant
  42. rebut
    overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof
  43. suffuse
    cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
  44. teem
    be abuzz
  45. trifle
    a detail that is considered insignificant
  46. verbiage
    overabundance of words
  47. welter
    a confused multitude of things
  48. minstrel
    a singer of folk songs
  49. waft
    a long flag; often tapering
  50. lubricate
    make slippery or smooth
  51. refract
    subject to change in direction of a propagating wave
  52. imperceptible
    impossible or difficult to sense
  53. proclivity
    a natural inclination
  54. condemn
    express strong disapproval of
  55. fathom
    a linear unit of measurement for water depth
  56. breach
    an opening, especially a gap in a dike or fortification
  57. combustible
    capable of igniting and burning
  58. suffuse
    cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
  59. retaliate
    make a counterattack and return like for like
  60. submission
    the act of surrendering power to another
  61. saccharine
    overly sweet
  62. jowl
    a looseness of the flesh of the lower cheek and jaw
  63. loam
    a rich soil consisting of sand, clay and organic materials
  64. treason
    a crime that undermines the offender's government
  65. homely
    lacking in physical beauty or proportion
  66. hone
    sharpen with a whetstone
  67. vantage
    place or situation affording some benefit
  68. valise
    a small overnight bag for short trips
  69. char
    burn to charcoal
  70. anesthetize
    administer an numbing drug to
  71. objectively
    in a manner not influenced by emotion
  72. juggernaut
    a massive inexorable force
  73. incriminate
    suggest that someone is guilty
  74. convoluted
    highly complex or intricate

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