Animal Farm Vocabulary

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Vivacious

Lively in actions and conduct.

Superannuated

having been retired with a pension due to old age

Indefatigable

Untiring - full of endless energy Because we believed in the ideas of the political candidate, we were unflagging in promoting his cause.

Canvassing

To cover an area completely - A personal canvass of votes or survey of a public opinion.

Frugally

Cheap - characterized by thriftiness and avoidance of waste.

Rheumy

Watery - like watery eyes - pertaining to, causing, full of, or affected with rheum.

Gill

a unit of liquid measure equal to 1/4 pint.

Silage

Feed found in a silo - Silage converted into succulent feed for livestock through processes of anaerobic acid fermentation.

Irrepressible

Cannot be stopped or repressed - The young child's laughter was unstrained, and even his mother could not quiet.

Ensconced

Wrapped up comfortably - settled comfortably.

Obstinate

Stubborn - the inflexible worker complained if his everyday routine was interrupted in any way.

Tumult

A violent or noisy commotion.

Lamentation

to express regret, annoyance, or disappointment about something.

Pre-Eminent

Of the highest rank or importance.

Acute

Intense - very strong - sharp as in a sharp pain

Arable

fit for or used for growing crops.

Bon mot

a witty remark or comment; clever saying; witticism.

Filial

relating or appropriate to a child's relationship with, or feelings toward, his or her parents

Gamboled

Playfully skipped about.

Capitulated

to surrender, especially under agreed conditions.

Symbolism

a picture, word(s), or thing that is used to represent something larger - American Flag symbolizes many things - freedom, states, 13 colonies

Irony

When a situation produces and outcome that is the opposite of what is expected - Readers or viewers are given insight into a situation that characters do not have - We all saw Animal Farm going in a bad direcion and the animals did not

Euphemism

an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive - Big boned instead of Fat

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