Animal Farm Vocab

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benevolent
showing kindness or goodwill
cynical
distrustful of human nature
enmity
extreme ill-will or hatred between enemies
ensconsed
Settled in comfortably or securely
lurched
moved with unsteadiness from side to side
reguarded
thought deeply about someone or something
scullery
A small room for washing andstoring dishes and utensils and doing other kitchen chores
trodden
trampled or stepped on
capered
jumped playfully
disciples
followers of a philosophy or religion
expounded
gave a detailed description
gamboled
leaped or skipped playfully
lowing
mooing like a cow
maltreating
mistreating; treating badly
reproached
criticized or blamed
vivacious
lively and high-spirited
acute
serious; severe
cryptic
puzzling; confusing
implements
tools or instruments
indefatigable
showing no sign of tiring
maxim
saying; proverb
obstinate
stubborn; refusing to change
parasitical
living in or on another organism
resolutions
decisions; goals for the future
alighted
landed or settled after a flight
conferred
discussed something in order to compare opinions; compared views
contemptible
worthy of disrespect and contempt
dung
manure; animal excrement
ignominious
shameful; despicable
impromptu
done or said spontaneously
posthumously
occurring or published after death
prophecy
a vision or foretelling
articulate
eloquent; able to speak
biding
staying; waiting
blithely
cheerfully; without care or concern
disinterred
dug up; exposed something hidden
marshal
gather and organize
pretext
a hidden reason; a made-up excuse
ratified
formally approved
tactics
plans and procedures for forces in battle
grudged
resented; felt ill-will towards
indignation
anger at unfairness
laborious
requiring a lot of work
malignity
with intense hatred or will to harm
rations
fixed amount (food) allocated to a group
reconciled
made peace; ended conflict
repose
a state of rest or inactivity
superintendence
having charge over someone or something
capitulated
gave in to an argument; surrendered
countenance
a face or facial expression
decreed
gave an official order or ruling
gilded
covered with gold; appeared as if covered with gold
pervading
spread throughout
procure
to aquire something
retribution
punishment for wrongdoing; vengeance
seasoned
dried out before use; old
conciliatory
used or meant to make peace
lamentation
expression of grief or sorrow
leagued
joined in a group with common goals
meddle
interfere in someone else's concerns
retinue
followers; entourage
sentinels
guards; watchmen
skulking
moving in a sneaky way
surmounted
overcame great difficulty
complicity
involvement in something illegal or wrong
interment
burial of a dead body
knacker
someone who kills horses for a profit
piebald
multicolored; spotted
poultices
moist substancesm applied to a wound
superannuated
retired; old; useless; out of style
tureen
serving bowl
wafted
floated gently through the air
denounced
criticized sharply
filial
parental; like a parent
frugally
cheaply
invariably
always or almost always
morose
withdrawn; saddened
rheumy
watery
taciturn
reserved; silent by nature
witticism
a witty or clever remark