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Animal Farm Vocabulary Flashcards

Animal Farm Vocabulary Flashcards
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Define tractable.
Easily tamed or submissive, used to describe humans and animals
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Define irrepressible.
Impossible to be stopped or shut down, unable to be contained
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Define ignominious.
Humiliating and disgraceful, something that is highly embarassing
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Define flogging.
The act of beating someone or something repeatedly, typically with a stick or whip
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Define principle.
A belief that serves as the foundation of a truth
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Define maxim.
A simple and short saying or adage, similar to a proverb
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Define tormentor.
An individual that bothers or harasses another, a torturer
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Define preeminent.
Being above others, having superiority
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Define gambol.
To spring or frolic around in a playful manner.
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Define apathy.
Showing no interest or not caring about something
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Define enmity.
A feeling of anger or hostility towards something, a strong aversion to a person or idea
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Define dissentient.
An individual who goes against the majority in opinion or action
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Define malevolent.
Holding the desire to do evil or harm to others
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Define benevolent.
Good-hearted and kind
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Define abolish.
To officially do away with or ban forever
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Define allegory.
A story that uses characters and fictional events to symbolize real-life people and events. Animal Farm is considered an allegory.
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Journey with George Orwell through the complex vocabulary found in his book, Animal Farm. Published in 1945 and set in Britain, Orwell brings animals to life in this allegory reflecting real life political events. This set of flashcards will make navigating this classic novel much clearer as you will be exposed to higher-level vocabulary words that are found in the text and feel comfortable understanding their meaning.

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Define allegory.
A story that uses characters and fictional events to symbolize real-life people and events. Animal Farm is considered an allegory.
Define abolish.
To officially do away with or ban forever
Define benevolent.
Good-hearted and kind
Define malevolent.
Holding the desire to do evil or harm to others
Define dissentient.
An individual who goes against the majority in opinion or action
Define enmity.
A feeling of anger or hostility towards something, a strong aversion to a person or idea
Define apathy.
Showing no interest or not caring about something
Define gambol.
To spring or frolic around in a playful manner.
Define preeminent.
Being above others, having superiority
Define tormentor.
An individual that bothers or harasses another, a torturer
Define maxim.
A simple and short saying or adage, similar to a proverb
Define principle.
A belief that serves as the foundation of a truth
Define flogging.
The act of beating someone or something repeatedly, typically with a stick or whip
Define ignominious.
Humiliating and disgraceful, something that is highly embarassing
Define irrepressible.
Impossible to be stopped or shut down, unable to be contained
Define tractable.
Easily tamed or submissive, used to describe humans and animals
Define articulate.
Demonstrating the ability to speak in a clear, artful manner
Define publican.
In Britian, a word for a person who collects taxes
Define malignity.
Evil and despicable, having hateful intentions
Define solicitor.
In Britain, a word meaning lawyer
Define toil.
Working incredibly hard without ceasing
Define capitulate.
To give up or surrender to an opponent
Define incited.
To have ignited or triggered an event, began something
Define retribution.
Penalty or punishment extended to an individual as a form of revenge
Define conciliatory.
Meant to reconcile, or make peace
Define cunning.
Demonstrating the ability to be deceitful or sly in an intelligent manner
Define machinations.
A scheme or plan intended to create malicious results
Define skulk.
To be hidden or act sneakily, often having malicious motives
Define demeanor/demeanour.
The way in which someone presents themselves in appearance and behavior
Define knacker.
In Britain, someone who buys and slaughters old horses
Define superannuated.
Made obsolete or out-of-date through the arrival of something newer and more desired
Define morose.
Having a down or depressed attitude, sad and sulky
Define taciturn.
Being quiet or reserved in speech

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