34 terms

Orwell "Such, Such..." Vocab

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volition
the power of choosing or determining
deputed
delegated
portentous
of or relating to predicting the future; of a grave or serious manner
anteroom
an outer room that leads to another room and that is often used as a waiting room
anesthetized
subjected to anesthesia, to be unconsious
repentance
the act of making up for one's sins
novelty
something new or unusual; something that causes fleeting amusment
mnemonic
assisting or relating to memory
exhorting
inciting by argument or advice
efficacy
the power to produce an effect
foundered
to become disabled; to give way
inculcating
teaching and impressing by frequent repetitions or admonitions
rashly
marked by or proceeding from undue haste or lack of deliberation or caution
baleful
deadly or pernicious in influence; foreboding or threatening evil
wheedling
influencing or enticing by soft words or flattery
pretence
professed rather than real intention or purpose; a claim made or implied
furtively
done by stealth
collaborate
to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor
callous
being hardened and thickened
plebeian
of the common people
aperient
gently moving the bowels, a laxative
fawned
to show affection
abject
sunk to or existing in a low state or condition
capricious
governed by a sudden, impulsive, and seemingly unmotivated notion or action
deferentially
showing respect and esteem due a superior or an elder
paroxysms
a fit, attack, or sudden increase or recurrence of symptoms (as of a disease); a sudden violent emotion or action
depravity
corrupt act or practice; the state of being marked by evil, corruption
asceticism
the practice of strict self-denial as a measure of personal and especially spiritual discipline; austere in appearance, manner, or attitude
neurotic
a person with or a state of emotional instablilty
ostensibly
in a manner which is plausible rather than demonstrably true or real
catechism
oral instruction; : a summary of religious doctrine often in the form of questions and answers
voluptuous
: full of delight or pleasure to the senses; conducive to or arising from sensuous or sensual gratification
divination
the art or practice that seeks to foresee or foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge usually by the interpretation of omens or by the aid of supernatural powers
compunction
anxiety arising from awareness of guilt