Bellwork: 8/15/14 • Take out your homework from last night (the 22 vocabulary terms and their definitions). • Place it on top of your desk. • Take out your notes from Fahrenheit 451 and a new sheet of paper. • Head it appropriately and title it “F451 Notes, cont.” We will spend the majority of the class period reading Part I “The Hearth and the Salamander.” Fahrenheit 451 “The Hearth and the Salamander” Vocabulary Words List 1. hearth: • a brick, stone, or concrete area in front of a fireplace • the floor of a fireplace 2. salamander: a small animal that looks like a lizard with smooth skin and that lives both on land and in water 3. kerosene: a flammable hydrocarbon oil usually obtained by distillation of petroleum and used as a fuel, solvent, and thinner 4. luxuriously: • very comfortable and expensive : richly appealing • feeling or showing a desire for expensive things 5. prior: • existing or coming before in time, order, or importance 6. compress: • to press or squeeze (something) so that it is smaller or fills less space • to make (something) shorter or smaller 7. hypnotize: to put (a person) into a state of hypnosis to hold the attention of (someone) : to attract (someone) in a powerful or mysterious way 8. marionette: • a puppet that is moved by pulling strings or wires that are attached to its body 9. thimble: • a small metal or plastic cap used in sewing to protect the finger that pushes the needle 10. distill: • to make (a liquid) pure by heating it until it becomes a gas and then cooling it until it is a liquid again • to purify (a liquid) by distillation • to make (a strong alcoholic drink) by using this process • to take the most important parts of something and put them in a different and usually improved form 11. gush: • to flow out very quickly and in large amounts • to produce a large amount of (a quickly flowing liquid) • to speak in an extremely enthusiastic way 12. exotic: • very different, strange, or unusual 13. phoenix: • a magical bird in ancient stories that lives for 500 years before it burns itself to death and then is born again from its ashes 14. capillary: • resembling a hair especially in slender elongated form<capillary leaves> • having a very small bore <a capillary tube> • involving, held by, or resulting from surface tension<capillary water in the soil> 15. proclivity: • an inclination or predisposition toward something; especially: a strong inherent inclination toward something 16. cellophane: • a thin transparent material that is used for wrapping things 17. asylum: • protection given by a government to someone who has left another country in order to escape being harmed • a hospital where people who are mentally ill are cared 18. odious: • causing hatred or strong dislike 19. flourish: • to grow well : to be healthy • to be very successful : to do very well 20. cacophony: unpleasant loud sounds 21. pantomime: • a way of expressing information or telling a story without words by using body movements and facial expressions • a performance in which a story is told without words by using body movements and facial expressions 22. centrifuge: • a machine that uses centrifugal force to separate substances or parts of substances homework • Write one complete sentence for each vocabulary word. Make sure you use the correct meaning and part of speech.