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2 Chapter 1

3 Utopia an imagined place in which everything is perfect

4 Dystopia An imagined place in which everything is unpleasant or bad. The opposite of Utopia.

5 entrails A person or animal’s intestines or internal organs

6 reaping Cut or gather Receive (a reward or benefit) as a consequence of one’s own or other people’s actions reap the harvest (or fruits) of: suffer the results or consequences of You reap what you sow: proverb you eventually have to face up to the consequences of your actions

7 apothecary a person who prepares and sells medicines and drugs (pharmacist or healer)

8 iridescent Showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles.

9 paraffin A flammable, whitish, translucent, waxy solid used in candles, cosmetics, polishes, and sealing and waterproofing.

10 tesserae a “token” from the Capitol – a year’s worth of grain and oil for one person (in ancient Greece and Rome) a small table of wood or bone used as a token.

11 meager lacking in quantity or quality

12 racketeers A person who engages in dishonest and fraudulent business dealings.

13 sustenance food and drink regarded as a source of strength; nourishment

14 tribute The two teens chosen in each district to participate in the Hunger Games, as an act of repentance for rebelling to the Capitol Historical: payment made periodically by one state or ruler to another as a sign of dependence

15 repentance feel or express sincere regret or remorse about one’s wrongdoing or sin Payment for your sins or wrongdoing

16 Treason (Treaty of Treason) The crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.

17 Chapter 2

18 synonymous The same or similar

19 tenuous Thin and slender

20 plaited braided

21 Chapter 3

22 insurmountable Incapable of being overcome or passed over (you can’t get over or past it)

23 maces Club-like armor-breaking weapon with a spiked head

24 anti-climactic disappointing – no climax

25 sanctioned authorized or approved

26 demeanor behavior towards others

27 decrepit weakened by old age or illness

28 Chapter 4

29 inexplicable Incapable of being explained or accounted for (you can’t explain it)

30 tureen large, deep dish for serving food

31 cornucopia Horn containing food or drink, etc.; symbolizes abundance

32 Chapter 5

33 swathe to wrap tightly with a cloth

34 affectations an artificial trait, quality, action, or expression (fake-looking)

35 Chapter 6

36 adversaries opponents in a contest

37 Chapter 7

38 deluged flooded or overwhelmed

39 oblivious unaware

40 surly rude, unfriendly, or hostile

41 Chapter 8

42 sic To attack or to incite an attack (used as a command)

43 irredeemably cannot be bought back or paid off; hopeless

44 mediocre ordinary; neither good or bad

45 Chapter 9

46 banal lacks freshness; unoriginal

47 ferocity savage fierceness; ferociousness

48 gossamer thin, light, delicate fabric (often used in veils)

49 anecdote Re-telling of an interesting or funny incident or event

50 Part II Chapter 10

51 urn a large decorative vase, usually with ornamental feet or a pedestal

52 catacombs an underground passageway; underground cemetery

53 Chapter 11

54 serrated knotched on the edge, like a saw

55 smoldering to burn without a flame

56 Chapter 12

57 foresight care or provision for the future

58 imprudent unwise, not cautious

59 Chapter 13

60 inferno Hell; a place of fiery heat or destruction

61 vipers venomous snakes

62 stupor in a daze, shock (usually caused by drugs)

63 fiend the devil; someone wicked or evil

64 bravado to show-off or bragging; showy defiance; false expression of courage

65 Chapter 14

66 befuddled to confuse or baffle

67 Chapter 15

68 noxious harmful; hurtful; unhealthy

69 prestigious honored; respected

70 evasion escaping or avoiding

71 Chapter 16

72 rendezvous agreement to meet at a certain time & place; the planned meeting

73 copse thicket of small trees or bushes

74 Chapter 18

75 impotence weakness

76 despondency loss of hope; dejected

77 Part III Chapter 19

78 pariah an outcast; someone avoided

79 incapacitated unable to act or respond

80 scrupulously being cautious; careful, conscientious

81 ruse a trick or bluff

82 peruse to read thoroughly; survey or examine in detail

83 Chapter 20

84 stalemate a standstill or standoff

85 Chapter 21

86 arduous hard to endure; labor-intensive

87 emanating to issue, proceed, to flow out

88 ominous threatening; evil-looking

89 poised composed, dignified

90 sadistic extreme cruelty; enjoyment of being cruel

91 futile ineffective; useless

92 dappled having spots of a different shade, tone, or color

93 Chapter 22

94 plaintively expressing sorrow or sadness; mournful

95 Chapter 23

96 repellent repulsive; forcing or driving back

97 peevishly a bad mood; showing annoyance

98 extricating to free or release from entanglement; to liberate

99 emaciated gradual wasting away of the skin; abnormally thin

100 Chapter 24

101 dissonant disagreeing; out of harmony

102 intersperse to scatter here & there at intervals

103 wielding to exercise power; to dominate

104 Chapter 25

105 attributes a quality belonging to a person, thing, or group

106 asphyxiation suffocation

107 revoked to take back or withdraw

108 Chapter 26

109 immobile incapable of moving or being moved

110 feral reverting to a natural or wild state of being (like a wild animal)

111 cadences rhythmic movement or flow

112 garish crude or tastelessly colorful; showy; elaborate

113 contrived obviously planned

114 arbitrary determined by chance or impulsive

115 benign gracious; showing kindness or gentleness

116 Chapter 27

117 rapport a connection or relation; fellowship

118 palpable obvious; tangible; capable of being touched or felt

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