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Utopian / Dystopian Vocabulary
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a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.
burdensome, unjustly harsh, or tyrannical
of or belonging to a unified group of people
a native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection
a watch kept over a person, group, etc., especially over a suspect, prisoner, or the like
an economic organization of society built on mechanized industry rather than agriculture, craftsmanship, or commerce.
land that is uncultivated or barren
barren or laid waste
the action of regarding or representing something as perfect or better than in reality
a perfect world, nothing is wrong, everything is great
something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality.
over-concerned with procedure at the expense of efficiency or common sense
information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
to differ in sentiment or opinion, especially from the majority
any violent upheaval, especially one of a social or political nature.
a state of society without government or law.
Main character in a story
a person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone
any universal or widespread destruction or disaster
people who share a culture and a territory
deprive of human qualities
arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power
hatred, dislike, or distrust of humankind.
fairness and justice
equality of opportunity
the idea that each person is guaranteed the same chance to succeed in life
equality of outcome
the idea that each player must end up with the same amount regardless of the fairness of the "game"
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The Time Machine
An exaggeration or stretching of the truth to achieve a desired effect.
the idea that language shapes behavior and therefore should be regulated to control its social effects
The act of accusing people of disloyalty and communism
A fallacy that assumes that taking a first step will lead to subsequent steps that cannot be prevented
a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership
expected standards of conduct, which influence behavior
A literary work that criticizes human misconduct and ridicules vices, stupidities, and follies.
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