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delatore92 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 11, 2010 at 6:37 AM via web

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Define: Avox

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slchanmo1885 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted May 12, 2010 at 6:55 AM (Answer #1)

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An Avox is someone who has displeased the capitol, and they have cut out their tongue and turned them into a slave.An Avox is punished for being a traitor by being rendered speechless, and never spoken to. An Avox is basically a slave who is there to remind others that they should never do anything against the capitol.In The Hunger Games, an Avox waits on Katniss as she is preparing for the games. Katniss recognizes this girl as a girl she witnessed being captured by the capitol as the girl was trying to escape outside District Twelve. When Katniss first sees her, she comments on it, but Peeta saves her from her faux pas by saying that the girl looks similar to someone back home. Even recognizing an Avox is dangerous, because that may mean that you are somehow connected to a traitor. Katniss only saw the girl once, as the girl was being carried away by the capitol, but Katniss felt bad that she did nothing to help the girl, and wishes she could do something now, although Katniss is not allowed to talk to her other than to give her orders.  

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hopedeludes | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted June 23, 2011 at 6:34 PM (Answer #2)

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An individual who is a political opponent or has publicly expressed discontent with the Capitol's regime. After capturing this person, the Capitol removes his/her tongue, rendering him/her mute and forces him/her into slavery.

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akuhano | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted August 11, 2011 at 8:41 AM (Answer #3)

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Someone who has done things that the Capitol deems innapropriate, and so the Capitol captures them, cuts out their tounge, and makes them slaves.

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headintheclouds1996 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted October 17, 2011 at 12:23 PM (Answer #4)

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A traitor to the Capitol who has been punished by having their tongue mutilated so as to be unable to speak. They are common in the Capiton because  so many people dislike it.  They are forced to work as servants, and you can read about them in the book The Hunger Games. Katniss once met a girl  who asks for her help, but is caught by the Capitol and is turned into an Avoz. Talking to an Avox is a crime.

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lahlhtlwa | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 8, 2011 at 8:02 AM (Answer #5)

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An Avox is a person who has been punished for rebelling against the Capitol; in other words, a traitor or runaway. Avoxes have had their tongues cut out, rendering them unable to speak.

Katniss meats a red headed avox who she neglects to save. She later apoligizes for her unconsiderate behavior and all is well.

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jieny | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 28, 2011 at 6:55 AM (Answer #6)

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an avox is someone the capitol caputered because they broke the law and have their tongues cut out and become slaves

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puppiesrawesemz | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted January 4, 2012 at 9:04 AM (Answer #7)

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An Avox is kind of like a criminal here. it is someone who has broken the laws of the Capitol and is being punished for it. and example of an avox in "The Hunger Games" would be that red-headed girl that wanted Katniss to save her but she couldn't

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cousinsap | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted February 8, 2012 at 11:30 AM (Answer #8)

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Someone who has disobeyed the capital. Their punishment is having their tongue cut off and having to be a servant in the Capitol.

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alfreddao | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted February 23, 2012 at 7:49 AM (Answer #9)

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A Person from a district who has commited a crime, who has been punished by the capitol (Tounge cut off so they cannot talk, made a servent of the Capitol) who is "abducted" form the ground to a hovercraft of the Capitol.

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zz3417 | College Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted January 18, 2012 at 9:39 AM (Answer #11)

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An avos is  a traitor to the capitol and has their tongue cut out, and then when spoken to, cannot have love in it. The only time a person can speak to an avox is when they order it to do something.

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burgerprice | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted February 14, 2012 at 8:40 PM (Answer #13)

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I would like to start out by saying that this word is not a real word. I looked it up on dictionary.com and AVOX is most definately not a real word. But I had just read this part of the bopok and I got that and avox is "someone who has commited a crime and has now been punished by the capitol."

Something else good to know would be that one of the punishment is to get your tongue cut off.

But my question is the person who commited the crime, do they have to live in the capitol.

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linash-12ts | Student | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted April 4, 2012 at 10:05 PM (Answer #14)

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An Avox is like a traitor to the Capitol. They usually commited crimes or displeased the Capitol They have their tongues cut off and waited on the tributes. Katniss recognized an Avox waiting on her as a girl back in District 12 she witnessed captured while trying to escape from the disctrcit. They are like slaves, basically

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cookie-lover818 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:39 AM (Answer #15)

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A person who has commited a crime or like linash-12ts said displeased the Capital. They are mutilated and they have to wait on the future tributes for the rest of their lives. Not fun in any means

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paulhnguyen | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted April 24, 2012 at 11:09 PM (Answer #16)

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Ummmm I have two definitions of Avox frrom two different sites.


Avox- A person that committed some sort of crime against the Capitol and has had their tongue removed as punishment, so they can no longer talk. They're also forced to be servants for people in the Capitol, including the Hunger Games tributes/mentors/sponsors/Gamemakers/etc.

http://escapethelabyrinth.blogspot.com/2011/11/hunger-games-dictionary.html

 

Avox - An Avox is a person who has been punished for rebelling against the Capitol; in other words, a traitor or a runaway. The avoxes service citizens in the Capitol and Katniss during her stay in the Capitol before the games.  The avox girl had red hair and eyebrows. They wear red uniforms and stand in the room the tribute's are in and wait to serve them. Avoxes have had their tongues cut out, rendering them unable to speak.

http://citizensofpanem.com/page/hunger-games-dictionary

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sylviapark | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 16, 2012 at 10:37 PM (Answer #17)

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Like all places, there are rules/laws. So if you take out world and compare it to Panem, an avox is a criminal and a traitor. So if they get caught, the crimminal is punished by cutting their tongue of to make the person forever mute and make him or her work for the capitol forever. Unless they escape which is almost impossible.

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cmfgirlxo | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 21, 2012 at 11:32 PM (Answer #18)

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An avox is a person part of the districts who has done something to displease the capitol, and for a punishment they had there toungs cut off so they couldn't talk, they are used as "slaves/maids/helpers"

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awesome30 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted July 2, 2012 at 3:32 PM (Answer #20)

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An Avox is a person who has upset the capitol. They have somehow rebelled. Their punishment is to have their tounges cut out and they are used as servants. Katniss meets the red haired girl she saw running through the woods when she gets to the capitol and sees she's been made into an Avox.

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katnisseverdeenfanforever | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 23, 2012 at 5:46 PM (Answer #21)

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An Avox is someone from a district that has been punished by the capitol cutting off there tounge and forcing them to be servants for capital resdints and tributes............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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cheerfuleloise325 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted August 16, 2012 at 10:54 PM (Answer #22)

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An "Avox" is a criminal that the Capitol captured and cut off their tongues and were forced to work in the tribute's building as servants. An example of an avox would be the redhaired girl that Katniss and Gale abandoned in the woods. the brother to the avox girl was killed while the girl captured and now works for the capital. which shows how cruel and cold blooded the Capitol can be. =_= they only care about their apperance and fasion.

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masimbamapfumo | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 23, 2012 at 3:32 PM (Answer #23)

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Avoxes are captured ''convicts'' or people deemed enemies of the Capitol.They are muted which is to remove their tongues making them unable to talk.They serve as servants in the Capitol

 

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orangeguy5 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 15, 2012 at 9:36 PM (Answer #24)

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An Avox Is A traitor to the Capitol who has been punished by having their tongue mutilated so as to be unable to speak. They are common in the Capiton because  so many people dislike it.  They are forced to work as servants, and you can read about them in the book The Hunger Games. Katniss once met a girl  who asks for her help, but is caught by the Capitol and is turned into an Avoz. Talking to an Avox is a crime 

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sacchariferouscockatiel | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 30, 2012 at 5:33 PM (Answer #25)

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traditionally speaking, the word Avox means "without voice"; denoting that the capitol has pretty much removed those people's ability to communicate through sound. 

The meaning of the word in The HungerGames is anyone who is seen as a threat or traitor to the Capitol, and in turn has been turned into a tongueless slave-servent to someone, essesually one of importnace, in the Capitiol.

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ddbuswell | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 16, 2012 at 10:06 PM (Answer #26)

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someone who defies the capital there tongue is cut out so the may not speak and they become a servent in the capital

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abadoodle | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 4, 2012 at 10:37 PM (Answer #27)

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An Avox is a person who has displeased the capital in some way. The punishment for an Avox is to be deemed speechless by cutting off their tongue and forcing them to be a slave for the capitol.

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iluvlisa | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted November 13, 2012 at 12:52 AM (Answer #28)

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A person who is punished for a bad act on their part by the cutting of their tongue and being forced to be a servant of the tributes for the rest of her life.

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maria-vivanco | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted January 26, 2014 at 4:27 AM (Answer #31)

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In the book, an avox is someone who has somehow displeased the Capitol and defied it. They are enslaved for the rest of their lives by the Capitol and are muted (so they won't be able to talk to the contestants and defy the Capitol again). They live in the capitol and are forced to serve the tributes before they go to the Games. 

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zumba96 | TA , Grade 11 | (Level 2) Valedictorian

Posted June 30, 2014 at 1:12 AM (Answer #32)

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An Avox is a person who has displeased the Capitol and is punished for being a rebel against them. They have their tongues cut out and are forced to be slaves of the Capitol and the public. People are not allowed to causally speak to an Avox or speak at all unless they are giving that person an order. 

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crystaltu001 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 6, 2014 at 1:19 AM (Answer #33)

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An Avox is a person that disobeyed the government and they cut off their tongues as a punishment. Then they gave to work as a servant for the capitol.

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atyourservice | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted July 30, 2014 at 6:54 AM (Answer #34)

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An Avox is a person who rebelled against the Capitol and as a punishment had their tongues cut out, and were used as servants.

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givingiswinning | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 31, 2014 at 11:18 PM (Answer #35)

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A traitor to the Capitol who was punished by getting his/her tongue cut off.

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crystaltu001 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted August 14, 2014 at 8:57 PM (Answer #36)

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An Avox is someone who went against the Capitol or upset the Capitol in some way. The Capitol would cut off the person's tongue to prevent them from speaking. Then, the Capitol would use them as a slave or servant.

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bunnylove | Student | (Level 1) Honors

Posted March 13, 2012 at 10:46 AM (Answer #29)

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Usually have red hair. Tounge cut off. Commited crime/disobeyed capitol. Now working for capitol as slave/servant.

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mummy114 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 26, 2011 at 4:19 AM (Answer #30)

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someone with a bad attitude XD

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