Brave New World Vocabulary List & Flashcards

Brave New World Vocabulary List & Flashcards
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Bokanovsky's Process
When exposed to trauma, cloned eggs either die or multiply in this method.
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Arch-Community-Songster of Canterbury
The leader of the new church of England takes the place of the Archbishop. He encourages group-thinking and peace.
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Epsilon
An epsilon is the lowest class and is portrayed as big and dumb.
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Gamma, Delta
Middle and lower classes are referred to as gamma or delta ranks.
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Alpha, Beta
People in the Alpha or Beta class in this new society are in the higher social ranks.
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Modified Language
To describe the new society and way of living, Huxley creates new meanings for words.
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Science and _____ has altered society in the story, Brave New World.
Science and technology have altered the culture of entire society.
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Brave New World was written by _____ _____.
Aldous Huxley
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Flashcard Content Overview

Use these flashcards to gauge your understanding of the vocabulary used in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. This made up, future society is complex and innovative, just like the language in the novel. Use these cards to familiarize yourself with the unique and different words Huxley uses throughout the story.

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Brave New World was written by _____ _____.
Aldous Huxley
Science and _____ has altered society in the story, Brave New World.
Science and technology have altered the culture of entire society.
Modified Language
To describe the new society and way of living, Huxley creates new meanings for words.
Alpha, Beta
People in the Alpha or Beta class in this new society are in the higher social ranks.
Gamma, Delta
Middle and lower classes are referred to as gamma or delta ranks.
Epsilon
An epsilon is the lowest class and is portrayed as big and dumb.
Arch-Community-Songster of Canterbury
The leader of the new church of England takes the place of the Archbishop. He encourages group-thinking and peace.
Bokanovsky's Process
When exposed to trauma, cloned eggs either die or multiply in this method.
Freemartin
This borrowed term refers to a sterilized woman whom was exposed pre-birth to male hormones.
Henry Ford
This man created the Ford assembly line: the same method being applied to making people in this story. Ford is considered a god to the new society.
Hynopaedia
To learn while sleeping or under hypnosis. This method is used to condition children in Brave New World.
Malthusian drill
Thomas Malthus said the world is headed for destruction because of over-population. In Brave New World, it is interpreted to support the use of birth control for population control.
Neo-Pavlovian Conditioning
Ian Pavlov started a theory of thinking that is included in Brave New World to condition babies to appreciate the type of work they will do in their adulthood.
Orgy-porgy
A religious practice of orgies using drugs. Citizens partook in these orgies to connect with the other members of the community and to remember Henry Ford.
Peyote
This hallucinogenic drug is used by people not allowed to be a part of the community to engage in their religious practices.
Pneumatic
This term is used to describe a woman who was voluptuous or curvaceous.
Podsnap's Technique
The name of a despicable character from Charles Dickinson's novel Our Mutual Friend, which is used to describe a technique of preparing eggs for maturation and fertilization.

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