1984 Part 2 Vocabulary

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simian

resembling apes; ape-like

demur

uncertainty; hesitation

persiflage

frivolity; bantering talk

feral

savage; not domesticated; brutal

fecund

fertile; fruitful in offspring

spurious

counterfeit; falsified; a deceitful nature or quality

inimical

hostile; unfriendly

avaricious

greedy; greedy in seeking to hoard riches

nucleus

central point; the center

to ossify

to harden

livid

discolored; discolored by bruising

illicit

unlawful; not permitted

insidious

sly; subtle

surly

sullen or churlish in manner

prevaricate

to lie

to vindicate

to confirm, to set free

to quail

to cower

to degrade

to debase; lower in status

forlorn

miserable; sad and lonely because of isolation

torpid

inactive; lacking energy or vigor

promonitory

giving warning in advance

to cauterize

to sear; to make insensible; deaden

abtruse

complex; difficult to comprehend

equivocation

uncertainty; a lie

heretic

one who dissents; nonconformist, unorthodox

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