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1 VOCABULARY FOR “THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS” BY RAY BRADBURY

2 Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury is one of those rare individuals whose writing has changed the way people think. His more than five hundred published works -- short stories, novels, plays, screenplays, television scripts, and verse -- exemplify the American imagination at its most creative.

3 Ray Bradbury  Once read, his words are never forgotten. His best- known and most beloved books, THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES, THE ILLUSTRATED MAN, FAHRENHEIT 451 and SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, are masterworks that readers carry with them over a lifetime. His timeless, constant appeal to audiences young and old has proven him to be one of the truly classic authors of the 20th Century -- and the 21st.

4 Ray Bradbury  In recognition of his stature in the world of literature and the impact he has had on so many for so many years, Bradbury was awarded the National Book Foundation's 2000 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, an the National Medal of Arts in 

5 Ray Bradbury  Ray Bradbury’s love of reading: 

6 1. myriad (25) adj. —a great number

7 2. ingenuity(25) noun —skill or cleverness in creating or devising something

8 3. implication(25)noun —to show indirectly

9 4. resolution(25) noun— the act of finding an answer to a problem

10 5. alternative(25) noun— choice between two things

11 6. inhabitants(26) noun— one that occupies a particular place regularly; in this case the people who lived in the house

12 7. ejected (26) verb— to throw out

13 8. phonograph (26) noun— an instrument for reproducing sound

14 9. warrens(27)noun— a burrow where small animals live

15 10. acrawl(27)verb— covered with crawling creatures

16 11. charred(27) verb— burned; scorched

17 12. silhouette (27) noun— the outline of a body

18 13. titanic(27) adj.— having great magnitude, force, or power; colossal

19 14. incinerator (28) noun— a furnace or a container for incinerating or burning waste materials

20 15. Baal (28) proper noun— a Canaanite and Phoenician god

21 16. regiments (28) noun— a military unit; a battalion

22 17. pips (28) noun— spots; specks; also a relation to the markings on dice and dominoes

23 18. tremulous (29) adj. —trembling, shaking

24 19. whims (29) noun— a sudden idea or turn of the mind

25 20. bough (29) noun— a branch of a tree

26 21. solvent (29) noun— a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances

27 22. cringing (30) verb— to shrink away in fear

28 23. sheathings (30) noun— coverings; outer layer

29 24. psychopathic (30) adj.— mentally disordered; crazy


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