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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.