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Dystopia Word List- Lit. Society and Self

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gargantuan
(adj) of immense size, volume, or capacity; enormous, prodigious
dissimulate
(v) to hide or disguise one's true thoughts, feelings or intentions
fulsome
(adj) offensively insincere or excessive, disgusting, sickening
monolithic
(adj) characterized by massiveness, solidnes, and total uniformity
nihilism
(n) total rejection of existing laws, institutions, and moral values; extreme radicalism
patrician
(n) a member of the ruling class; a person of high or noble rank or of prominent social standing;
(adj) belonging to; befitting or characteristic of such a person
apostate
(n) one who forsakes his or her religion,party, or cause
concensus
(n) a collective or general agreement of opinion, feeling or thinking
constrict
(v) to make smaller or narrower, draw together, squeeze; to stop or cause to falter
execrable
(adj) utterly detestable, hateful, or abhorrent, extremely inferior
impinge
(v) to strike against or collide with violently; to encroach or obtrude upon; to make an impression upon
utilitarian
(adj) stressing practicality over other considerations; relating to the belief that what is good or believable is determined purely by usefulness.
protocol
(n) customs and regulations dealing with official behavior and etiquette, as in court or among diplomats; a type of international agreement; a memorandum, official account or record.
resplendent
(adj) shining or gleaming brilliantly; splendid or magnificent
sub rosa
(adv) in secret, confidentially; privately
(adj) secretive
vestige
(n) a trace or visible evidence of something that once existed but now is lost or vanished
cull
(v) to pick out or select; to gather or collect
dogmatic
(adj) certain of the truth of one's own ideas; inclined to state opinions as if they were indisputable facts
mete
(v) to distribute or apportion by or as if by measure; to allot
disingenuous
(adj) lacking in sincerity or candor
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