Fahrenheit 451 Vocab Part 2

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odious

deserving hate or contempt

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parry

to deflect or to ward off a blow

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pedantry

act of showing off learning in a manner that is needless and unimaginative

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perfunctory

acting routinely with little interst or care

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perpetuate

to prolong the existence of something

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phoenix

person of unmatched beauty; something rising from apparent destruction

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prattle

meaningless sounds, babble

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proclivity

inclination, tendency

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profuse

extravagantly abundant, flowing freely

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pulverize

to reduce into small pieces, to demolish

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ravenous

urgently eager for food; craving satisfaction or gratification

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rend

to tear violently, to split

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saccharine

overly sweet attitude

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scythe

an instrument for cutting or mowing

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serene

calm, placid

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stagnant

not flowing, foul from not moving

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stoke

to stir up, to amply feed

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stolid

showing little emotion

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stratum

a horizontal layer

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tactile

perceptible by touch; capable of being felt