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23 terms

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