Fahrenheit 451 "The Sieve and the Sand" Vocabulary Words PPT

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