Vocabulary for "The Hearth and the Salamander"


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1. the floor of a fireplace, usually made out of brick or stone; 2. family life; the home
451_salamander.jpga mythical creature, generally resembling a lizard, believed capable of living in or withstanding fire.
a flammable oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters
in a rich manner
preceding in time or order
to make more compact by or as if by pressing
to spellbind; enthrall; to put into a sleeplike state
451_marionette.jpga jointed puppet manipulated from above by strings or wires attached to its limbs
451_thimble.jpga small metal cap to protect the finger while sewing; can be used as a small container
purify; extract; condense
to flow forth suddenly in great volume
1. from another part of the world; foreign; 2. excitingly strange
a bird in Egyptian mythology that lived in the desert for 500 years and then consumed itself by fire, later to rise renewed from its ashes.
having a very small internal diameter
a natural inclination, or tendency; predisposition
transparent paper-like product that is impervious to moisture and used to wrap candy or cigarettes
an institution for the care of people
hateful; meriting strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure
to grow well or luxuriantly; thrive
harsh, jarring sound; dissonance
communication by means of gesture and facial expression
451_Centrifuge.jpgan apparatus in which humans or animals are enclosed and which is revolved to simulate the effects of acceleration in a spacecraft
one that incinerates, especially an apparatus, such as a furnace, for burning waste