Vocabulary list 5 • Definitions, Parts of Speech, and Example Sentences
To Garble (verb) • DEF: to reproduce something in a confused and distorted way. • RELATED PARTS OF SPEECH: • Garbled, adjective • Garble, noun • EX. SENTENCE: The candidate complained that his opponent deliberately garbled his views on health care.
To Indoctrinate (Verb) • DEF: To fill someone’s mind with a usually partisan opinion, point of view, or principle. • RELATED PARTS OF SPEECH: • Indoctrination, noun • EX. SENTENCE: The goal should be to teach politics, rather than to indoctrinate students with a narrow set of political beliefs.
To Collate (Verb) • DEF: To assemble in a proper sequence • RELATED PARTS OF SPEECH: • EX. SENTENCE: The hardest part of writing an essay is researching and collating all of the evidence in support of the thesis.
Palimpsest (noun) • DEF: Writing material used one or more times after earlier writing has been erased from it. OR anything having diverse layers beneath the surface. • RELATED PARTS OF SPEECH: • EX. SENTENCE: All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary to keep the Party in the right.
To Proliferate (Verb) • DEF: To grow or increase in number rapidly • RELATED PARTS OF SPEECH: • Proliferation, noun • EX. SENTENCE: “Beetle-like” men proliferated the Ministry of Truth: “little dumpy men, growing very stout very early in life” seemed to be everywhere.
To Gesticulate (Verb) • DEF: To make gestures, especially when talking. • RELATED PARTS OF SPEECH: • EX. SENTENCES: She spoke wildly and swept her hands through the air, gesticulating towards the scene of the accident.
To Fulminate (verb) • DEF: To explode violently and with loud noise, often used to describe a violent way of speaking. • RELATED PARTS OF SPEECH: • Fulmination, noun • EX. SENTENCE: The voice on the telescreen fulminated loudly about the atrocities committed by the hated enemy.
To Incriminate (Verb) • DEF: To suggest that someone is guilty. To charge or show evidence of involvement in a crime. • RELATED PARTS OF SPEECH: • Incrimination, noun • Incriminatory, adj. • EX. SENTENCE: In exchange for a reduced sentence, the thief agreed to incriminate his accomplice.
Mutable (adj) • DEF: Capable of being changed • RELATED PARTS OF SPEECH: • Mutability, noun • Mutably, adverb • EXAMPLE SENTENCE: The Party’s power rests on the mutability of the past, because, as the slogan says, “who controls the past, controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
Anodyne (adjective) • DEF: serving to alleviate pain • RELATED PARTS OF SPEECH: • Anodyne, noun • EX. SENTENCE: The doctors prescribed a strong anodyne to help with the pain after my knee surgery.