57 terms

1984 Pt 1

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axiom
a true statement
clamored
shouted loudly and continuously
defection
to leave one cause or belief to take up another
dinginess
dullness, shabbiness
falsification
misrepresentation; lie
heresy
the act of going against popular or dominant opinion
ideology
a group of ideas and beliefs that are held by a political or social group
indoctrinate
to teach the beliefs of a specific group
relics
souvenirs; items used to remember the past
impregnable
not capable of being conquered
tacitly
implicitly; not physically expressed, but implied
pedant
a person who boasts of his level of knowledge
saboteurs
people who sabotage; those who deliberately destroy things belonging to their enemies, or otherwise hinder their enemies' progress
strident
grating, nerve-wracking
vapid
dull, lacking in zest
gesticulating
gesturing with one's hands and arms, as when talking
multitude
many; a great number
proletarian
a member of the working class; an industrial worker
rectify
correct, fix
superseded
replaced
annihilate
destroy completely
furtive
sneaky, sly
genially
kindly
inscrutable
mysterious
reproach
disapproval
repudiate
refuse to acknowledge or accept
statuesque
tall and shapely
tube
subway
entail
include
obscure
difficult to understand
uniformity
sameness; a state in which everything is exactly the same
decisive
final, conclusive
faltered
stumbled, hesitated
interminable
neverending, ceaseless
meagerness
thinness
nebulous
vague, unclear
orthodoxy
those who follow the traditional or usual way of doing something
sanguine
ruddy, reddish
simultaneously
at the same time
tableaux
a series of staged scenes
altercation
a fight or argument
amulets
charms worn to protect the wearer from evil
benevolent
kind
conspicuous
noticeable
cumbersome
awkward and hard to handle
groveling
cowering
incongruous
inconsistent with the surroundings
innumerable
incapable of being counted; limitless
intricate
complex
lackey
servant
nostalgia
warm emotional feeling for a time that has passed
palpable
able to be touched; tangible
pugnaciously
in a combative manner
reconnoitering
spying on
relevant
appropriate; dealing with the subject at hand
shirking
avoiding work
tentatively
hesitantly; without much confidence