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1 Fahrenheit 451 “The Sieve and the Sand” Vocabulary Words

2 1. Sieve (noun) a utensil consisting of a wire or plastic mesh held in a frame, used for straining solids from liquids, for separating coarser from finer particles, or for reducing soft solids to a pulp. 2. Rationalize (verb) attempt to explain or justify (one's own or another's behavior or attitude) with logical, plausible reasons, even if these are not true or appropriate. 3. Ventilator (noun) an appliance or aperture for ventilating a room or other space.; (noun) an appliance for artificial respiration; a respirator. 4. Suffuse (verb) gradually spread through or over. 5. Dentifrice (Noun) a paste or powder for cleaning the teeth. a paste or powder for cleaning the teeth.

3 6. Garment (noun) an item of clothing 7. Arsonist (noun) a person who commits arson. 8. Devour (verb) (of fire, disease, or other forces) consume (someone or something) destructively. 9. Gimmick (noun) a trick or device intended to attract attention, publicity, or business. 10. Praetor (noun) each of two ancient Roman magistrates ranking below consul.

4 11. Insidious (adj) proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects; treacherous; crafty 12. Linguist (noun) a person skilled in foreign languages; a person who studies linguistics 13. Contemptible (adj) deserving contempt; despicable 14. Trifle (noun) a thing of little value or importance 15. Disperse (verb) distribute or spread over a wide area


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