Animal Farm Vocabulary Flashcard Example #31950

ensconced
settled in
ignominious
shameful, dishonorable
whelped
gave birth to an animal
cynical
negative, distrustful
cryptic
mysterious, having a hidden meaning
indefatigable
tireless, unable to run down
flourished
thrived, grew well
parasitical
lives off another
unalterable
unable to be changed
elaborated
added detail, made longer
obstinate
stubborn, strong-minded, unbending
impromptu
done without preparation
scored
scratched into
irrepressible
uncontrollable, unable to be held back
vivacious
lively, high-spirited
tyranny
cruel, unlimited power
comrades
friends, peers, equals
counteract
to act against, to oppose
preliminary
opening, introductory
hideous
shockingly awful
pretext
a false or misleading excuse
ratified
approved officially
canvassing
surveying, looking for support
sordid
filthy, dirty, morally low
marshal
to gather together, put in order
watchword
catchphrase, slogan
procured
gotten, gained by special effort
solicitor
one who does business for another
repose
rest, to cease work
gale
a strong wind
capitulated
gave up, surrendered
sentinels
guards, look-outs
gilded
highlighted, decorated with gold
retribution
revenge, payback for a perceived wrong
famine
a period of extreme food shortage
cunning
sly, tricky, stealthy
treachery
unfaithfulness, disloyalty
nocturnal
active at night
lamentation
sounds/acts of grief or mourning
stupefied
stunned, speechless, overwhelmed

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