THE Quizlet #21 (1984 Part 6)
Terms in this set (20)
Many and of various types
"And the Ministry had not only to supply the multifarious needs of the Party, ..."
Use gestures, especially dramatic ones, instead of speaking or to emphasize one's words
"... though he saw them hurrying to and fro in the corridors or gesticulating in the Two Minutes Hate."
Required, permitted, or enacted by statute
"... he had managed to stay on in the Spies for a year beyond the statutory age."
Refuse to approve of (something)
"('Mrs.' was a word somewhat discountenanced by the Party - you were supposed to call everyone 'comrade' - but with some women one used it."
"He was a monstrous man, with a mane of greasy gray hair, his face pouched and seamed, with protuberant lips."
1) A source of help in a difficult situation
2) (Recourse to): the use of someone or something as a source of help in a difficult situation
"In both of these cases, you're largely without recourse."
Like an eagle
"She had a bold, aquiline face ..."
(Of a fortified position) unable to be captured or broken into
"They were all impregnable, as the Party intended that they should be."
Express vehement protest
A procedure in which liquid or gas is injected into the rectum, typically to expel its contents, but also to introduce drugs or permit X-ray imaging
"Sexual intercourse was to be looked on as a slightly disgusting minor operation, like having an enema."
Instruct or improve (someone) morally or intellectually
"Parsons, his attention caught by the trumpet call, sat listening with a sort of gaping solemnity, a sort of edified boredom."
Expressing contempt or ridicule
"He was a tiny creature, smaller than Winston, with dark hair and large, protuberant eyes, at once mournful and derisive, which seemed to search your face closely."
A soldier stationed to keep guard or to control access to a place
Abnormality of movement and behavior arising from a disturbed mental state (typically schizophrenia). It may involve repetitive or purposeless overactivity, or catalepsy, resistance to passive movement, and negativism.
Exaggerate or feign illness in order to escape duty or work
Having or showing the symptoms of a fever
"Late at night, when crowds of rowdy proles roamed the streets the town had a curiously febrile air."
Make (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features
(Of a person) unconventional and slightly strange
Having the style or diction of prose; lacking poetic beauty
"We're not dead yet," said Julia prosaically.
Immoral or grossly unfair behavior
"Perhaps the Party was rotten under the surface, its cult of strenuousness and self-denial simply a sham concealing iniquity."