1984 Vocabulary List

amateurishly

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A heavy black volume, amateurishly bound, with no name or title on the cover.

aquarter

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Under the window, and occupying nearly aquarter of the room, was an enormous bed with the mattress still on it.

asiatic

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Eurasia comprises the whole of the northern part of the European and Asiatic land-mass, from Portugal to the Bering Strait.

balminess

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But this evening as he came out of the Ministry the balminess of the April air had tempted him.

blowlamp

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And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from oneobject to another like the flame of a blowlamp.

booziness

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He was conscious of nothing except the blanknessof the page in front of him, the itching of the skin above his ankle, the blaring of the music, and a slight booziness caused by the gin.

ceylon

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It is therefore realized on all sides that however often Persia, or Egypt, or Java, or Ceylon may change hands, the main frontiers must never be crossed by anything except bombs.

chaucer

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Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Byron --they'll exist only in Newspeak versions, not merely changed into something different, but actually changed into something contradictory of what they used to be.

conquerable

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Since each of thethree super-states is unconquerable, each is in effect a separate universe within which almost any perversion of thought can be safely practised.

coverless

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Beside the window the enormous bed was made up, with ragged blankets and a coverless bolster.

deadmen

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Already, at the time when he made his discovery, Oceania was no longer at war with Eurasia, and it must have been to the agents of Eastasia that the three deadmen had betrayed their country.

disconnectedly

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They stood out in his mind disconnectedly, like pictures with blackness all round them.

disreputability

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Yet a faint air of disreputability always clung to him.

driveling

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The driveling song seemed to have kept its popularity.

eurasia

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He was an object of hatred more constant than either Eurasia or Eastasia, since when Oceania was at war with one of these Powers it was generally at peace with the other.

eurasian

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You're a Eurasian spy!

filthily

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They had put him into a cell similar to the one he was now in, but filthily dirty and at all times crowded by ten or fifteen people.

froglike

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Parsons, Winston's fellow-tenant at Victory Mansions, was in fact threading his way across the room -- a tubby, middle-sized man with fair hair and a froglike face.

gracelessness

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He was aware of his ugliness, his gracelessness, a bundle of bones in filthy underclothes sitting weeping in the harsh white light: but he could not stop himself.

handleless

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The gin was served out to them in handleless china mugs.

malabar

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A newsflash has this moment arrived from the Malabarfront.

milkless

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On to each was dumped swiftly the regulation lunch --a metal pannikin of pinkish-grey stew, a hunk of bread, a cube of cheese, a mugof milkless Victory Coffee, and one saccharine tablet.

newspeak

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The Ministry of Truth --Minitrue, in Newspeak[1] --was startlingly different from any other object in sight.

nobby

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A forlorn, jailbird's face with a nobby forehead running back into a bald scalp, a crooked nose, and battered-looking cheekbones above which his eyes were fierce and watchful.

oceania

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This, he thought with a sort of vague distaste --this was London, chief city of Airstrip One, itself the third most populous of the provinces of Oceania.

oilstove

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In the fender was a battered tin oilstove, a saucepan, and two cups, provided by Mr. Charrington.

oneanother

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There were evenings when they reached their rendezvous and then had to walk past oneanother without a sign, because a patrol had just come round the corner or a helicopter was hovering overhead.

persia

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It is therefore realized on all sides that however often Persia, or Egypt, or Java, or Ceylon may change hands, the main frontiers must never be crossed by anything except bombs.

pouchy

(vocab lists with pouchy)
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His large pouchy cheeks were quivering uncontrollably.

raspingly

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The voice continued raspingly: "Attention!

sallower

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Her face was sallower, and there was a long scar, partly hidden by the hair, across herforehead and temple; but that was not the change.

schoolmasterish

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When he spoke it was in the schoolmasterish manner that he sometimes affected.

sleepiest

(vocab lists with sleepiest)
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It was the hottest sleepiest hour of the afternoon.

speedful

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Thus for example, speedful meant "rapid" and speedwise meant "quickly".

spyhole

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On the other hand some of them seemed to be on good terms with the guards, called them by nicknames, and tried to wheedle cigarettes through the spyhole in the door.

stealed

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The preterite of steal was stealed, the preterite of think was thinked, and so on throughout the language, all such forms as swam, gave, brought, sp

stepney

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One fell on a crowded film theatre in Stepney, burying several hundred victims among the ruins.

tauter

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He would finger himself here and there, trying to make sure that it was not an illusion that his muscles were growingrounder and his skin tauter.

telescreen

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The instrument (the telescreen, it was called) could be dimmed, but there was no way of shutting it off completely.

tunefully

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But the woman sang so tunefully as to turn the dreadful rubbish into an almost pleasant sound.

uncommanded

(vocab lists with uncommanded)
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Uncommanded, the waiter brought fresh glasses of gin.

undark

(vocab lists with undark)
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Dark, for example, could be replaced by unlight, or light by undark, according to preference.

undercharged

(vocab lists with undercharged)
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At irregular intervals they presented him with a dirty slip of paper which they said was the bill, but he had the impression that they always undercharged him.

ungood

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'Ungood' will do just as well --better, because it's an exact opposite, which the other is not.

unlight

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The sunlight, filtering through innumerable leaves, was still hot on their faces.

unperson

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The only real clue lay in the words "refs unpersons", which indicated that Withers was already dead.

vapourized

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You were abolished, annihilated: vapourized was the usual word.

versificator

(vocab lists with versificator)
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The words of these songs were composed without any human intervention whatever on an instrument known as aversificator.

vilifies

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Thus, the Party rejects and vilifies every principle for which the Socialist movement originally stood, and it chooses to do this in the name of Socialism.

whitecoat

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A man in a whitecoat was reading the dials.