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Capitalism
a free market of economic system where there is private
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Communism
a social system where all share equally and the poor do not suffer at the hands of the rich; control is achieved by violent revolution.
Propaganda
biased, one sided communication used to influence thoughts and actions
comrade
a fellow member of a group
spinney
a small woods
trotter
the foot of an animal who had four feet, especially used for pigs and sheep
statistics
collected mathematical data which can be interpreted several ways
commandments
a group of commands one is supposed to follow
scapegoat
a person or group that is blamed for others' words or deeds
republic
any group of people working freely for the same cause
socialism
a social system where the workers possess political and economic power; control is achieved democratically
tyrant
a ruler who uses power in a harsh, cruel manner
traitor
a person who betrays his country or a cause
fascism
a government run by an all powerful dictator
quarry
an open pit from which stone is taken.
pension
a sum of money or goods given regularly after retirement
knoll
a small, rounded hill
knacker
a person who buys worn out farm animals for fertilizer of pet food
maxim
a brief statement made of a rule of conduct
superannuated
to allow to retire because of old age or illness
boar
a male pig
omniscient narrator
the teller of the story knows everything, more than the characters know
allegory
a story where the characters and plot stand for other ideas
theme
a lesson about life that a piece of literature tries to express
irony
the contrast between what something seems to be and what it is; the reader usually knows more than the character
satire
to make fun of certain human traits or characteristics
symbol
an object that stands for an idea
threshing
to seperate the grain and seeds from straw
ignominious
deserving the grain and seeds from straw
mangels
large beets grown for cattle food
toil
to work very hard
hitherto
until this time, up to now
countenance
the expression of the face
gambolled
to frisk about, cavort
accumulate
to pile up or collect
bon mot
a clever saying
masthead
at the top of a vertical pole, flag
prosperity
having good fortune and financial success
piebald
spotted or patched, especially black and white
taciturn
silent, won't communicate
bray
to utter a loud, harsh cry
whelp
to give birth, usually said of dogs
arable
land you can plow
tushes
tusk
rebellion
an uprising intended to overthrow an existing government or authority
chafe
to irritate by rubbing
scullery
a room in which large houses where kitchen chores are done
fortnight
two weeks
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