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25 terms

1984 Part 2 Vocabulary

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simian
resembling apes; ape-like
demur
uncertainty; hesitation
persiflage
frivolity; bantering talk
feral
savage; not domesticated; brutal
fecund
fertile; fruitful in offspring
spurious
counterfeit; falsified; a deceitful nature or quality
inimical
hostile; unfriendly
avaricious
greedy; greedy in seeking to hoard riches
nucleus
central point; the center
to ossify
to harden
livid
discolored; discolored by bruising
illicit
unlawful; not permitted
insidious
sly; subtle
surly
sullen or churlish in manner
prevaricate
to lie
to vindicate
to confirm, to set free
to quail
to cower
to degrade
to debase; lower in status
forlorn
miserable; sad and lonely because of isolation
torpid
inactive; lacking energy or vigor
promonitory
giving warning in advance
to cauterize
to sear; to make insensible; deaden
abtruse
complex; difficult to comprehend
equivocation
uncertainty; a lie
heretic
one who dissents; nonconformist, unorthodox