Transcript of Fahrenheit 451 Vocabulary
Juggernaut Asbestos Definition: a massive inexorable force, campaign, movement, or object that crushes whatever is in its path Sentence: "He saw a great juggernaut of stars form in the sky and threaten to roll over and crush him (Bradbury 140)." Sentence: "The world was full of burning of all types and sizes. Now the guild of the asbestos weaver must open shop very soon (Bradbury 141)." Melancholy Definition: an abnormal state attributed to an excess of black bile and characterized by irascibility or depression Sentence: "And the man with the cigarettes in their straight-lined mouths, the men with the eyes of puff adders, took up their load of machine and tube, their case of liquid melancholy and the slow dark sludge of nameless stuff, and strolled out the door (Bradbury 16)." Definition: any of several minerals (as chrysotile) that readily separate into long flexible fibers, that cause asbestosis and have been implicated as causes of certain cancers, and that have been used especially formerly as fireproof insulating materials Procaine Definition: a basic ester C13H20N2O2 of para-aminobenzoic acid; also : its crystalline hydrochloride used as a local anesthetic; a drug that is used as a local anesthetic in dentistry and medicine Sentence: "...gripped by gentling paws while a four-inch hollow steel needle plunged down from the proboscis of the Hound to inject massive jolts of morphine or procaine (Bradbury 25)." Odious Definition: arousing or deserving hatred or repugnance : hateful <an odious crime> <a false and odious comparison> Sentence: "The engine slammed to a stop. Beatty, Stoneman, and Black ran up the sidewalk, suddenly odious and fat in their plump fireproof slickers (Bradbury 35)." Harlequin Definition: a comically dressed performer (as at a circus) who entertains with playful tricks and ridiculous behavior Sentence: "A few bombs and the 'families' in the walls of all the houses, like harlequin rats,will shut up (Bradbury 89)!" Enameled Definition: to cover, inlay, or decorate with enamel; a surface or outer covering that resembles enamel Sentence: "The faces of those enameled creatures meant nothing to him, though he talked to them and stood in that church for a long time...(Bradbury 95)" Certitude Definition: the state of being or feeling certain Sentence: "Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, Full transcript
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain (Bradbury 100)." Can we be sure of the things that matter most to us? Filigree Definition: ornamental work especially of fine wire of gold, silver, or copper applied chiefly to gold and silver surfaces Sentence: "It was good listening to the beetle hum, the sleepy mosquito buzz and delicate filigree murmur of the old man's voice at first... (Bradbury 103)" Luminous Definition: emitting or reflecting usually steady, suffused, or glowing light Sentence: "...invisible but as numerous as the jewels of a small chandelier, he was a luminous cloud, a ghost that made breathing once more impossible (Bradbury 133)."