Vocabulary for "The Sieve and the Sand"

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sieveaudio_icon.gif451_sieve.jpg utensil of wire mesh or closely perforated metal, used for straining, sifting, ricing, or puréeing
rationalizeaudio_icon.gif1. to interpret from a rational standpoint; 2. to devise self-satisfying but incorrect reasons for one's behavior
ventilatoraudio_icon.gifa device that circulates fresh air and expels stale or foul air.
suffuseaudio_icon.gifto spread through or over, as with liquid, color, or light
dentifriceaudio_icon.gif451_dentifrice.jpg substance, such as a paste or powder, for cleaning the teeth
garmentaudio_icon.gifan article of clothing
arsonistaudio_icon.gifa criminal who illegally sets fire to property
devouraudio_icon.gif1. to eat up greedily; 2. to destroy, consume
gimmickaudio_icon.gif1. a device employed to cheat, deceive, or trick; 2. a gadget
praetoraudio_icon.gifan annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic, ranking below but having approximately the same functions as a consul.
insidiousaudio_icon.gifworking or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner
linguistaudio_icon.gifa specialist who studies languages
contemptibleaudio_icon.gifdeserving of contempt; despicable
trifleaudio_icon.gifsomething of little importance or value
disperseaudio_icon.gifto drive off or scatter in different directions