Fahrenheit 451 Vocabulary Flashcards

Fahrenheit 451 Vocabulary Flashcards
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Luminescent
Lit from within, glowing, or self-illuminated
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Olfactory
Referring to the nose and sense of smell. The olfactory system includes the parts of the face that allow us to smell things.
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Titillate
To provoke, excite or stimulate
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Cacophony
Multiple loud and discordant sounds at once, or overwhelming noise that lacks any harmony
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Receptacle
Container for holding or storing items
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Flashcard Content Overview

Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451 is full of language that highlights the senses, thoughts, and perception. Refer to this set of flashcards to review vocabulary that is uncommon in daily conversation, but that enriches and adds detail to Bradbury's writing. Become a 'receptacle' for new vocabulary words and broaden your 'intellectual' horizons by mastering these sensory vocabulary words.

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If you are working your way through Ray Bradbury's famous novel Fahrenheit 451, then use these flashcards when it comes time to review. For each word, review the term listed on the front of the card and then quiz yourself to see if you respond with the definition written on the back. For convenience when studying, you can access this flashcard set on your phone or tablet, and keep it handy to quiz yourself during down time. Learning what these words mean, and how to use them correctly in a sentence, will aid both in your comprehension as a reader, and in your ability to critically think about and analyze the novel in your classes or in your own writing.

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Receptacle
Container for holding or storing items
Cacophony
Multiple loud and discordant sounds at once, or overwhelming noise that lacks any harmony
Titillate
To provoke, excite or stimulate
Olfactory
Referring to the nose and sense of smell. The olfactory system includes the parts of the face that allow us to smell things.
Luminescent
Lit from within, glowing, or self-illuminated
Intellectual
1. A person who thinks and studies often, perhaps as a career. 2. An adjective referring to education, study, and critical thought.
Pedant
A person who is showy and annoying about their knowledge, especially as it relates to minor or unimportant details.
Oracle
A character in myths and legends who has the ability to communicate with the divine and access sacred wisdom
Intuition
An innate or natural ability to know or understand something, typically prior to or without evidence
Visual details are related to the sense of sight, and olfactory details are related to the sense of _____.
Smell
Physical work involves labor of the body, while intellectual work involves labor of the _____.
Mind. 'Intellectual' describes educated thought and academic study.

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