Animal Farm Vocabulary Venghaus

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scullery

A small room adjoining a kitchen, in which dishwashing and other kitchen chores are done.

mincing

affectedly dainty or refined

tyranny

a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

enmity

a state of deep-seated ill-will

expounded

explained in detail

spinney

a small wood or thicket.

unalterable

not capable of being changed or altered

grudging

reluctant to give or share

parasitical

relating to or caused by parasites

obstinate

resistant to guidance or discipline

cryptic

having a secret or hidden meaning

tractable

easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)

irrepressible

incapable of being controlled or held back

ignominious

(used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

manifestly

unmistakably ('plain' is often used informally for 'plainly')

factions

conflicting political groups

eloquence

powerful and effective language

sordid

unethical or dishonest

disinterred

removed from the grave

laborious

characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion

arable

(of farmland) capable of being farmed productively

intermediary

a negotiator who acts as a link between parties

malignity

wishing evil to others

infanticide

murdering an infant

stupefied

as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise

categorically

placed in a specific division of a system of classification

fortnight

a period of fourteen consecutive days

skulking

evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated

machinations

evil schemes or plots

dejectedly

in a dejected manner

superannuated

discharged as too old for use or work

complicity

guilt as an accomplice in a crime or offense

knacker

someone who buys up old horses for slaughter

filial

relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring

frugally

Cheap - characterized by thriftiness and avoidance of waste.

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