Newspeak Vocabulary

  • ante — the prefix that replaces before; e.g. antefiling meaning before filing
  • artsem — artificial insemination
  • bb — Big Brother
  • bellyfeel — the blind, enthusiastic acceptance of an idea
  • blackwhite — the ability to believe that black is white, to know that black is white, and to forget that one ever believed the contrary
  • crimestop — to rid oneself of unorthodox thoughts that interfere with believing the tenets of Ingsoc, the ideology of the Party
  • crimethink — the criminal act of holding politically unorthodox thoughts that contradict the tenets of Ingsoc (English Socialism)
  • dayorder — Order of the day
  • doubleplusgood — the word that replaced the Oldspeak words excellentbest, and benevolent
  • doubleplusungood — the word that replaced the Oldspeak words terrible and worst
  • doublethink — the act of simultaneously believing two, mutually contradictory ideas
  • duckspeak — automatic, vocal support of political orthodoxies
  • equal — physical equality
  • facecrime — a person’s facial expression, which communicates that he or she has committed thoughtcrime
  • free — the absence and the lack of something
  • –ful — the suffix for forming an adjective
  • good — a synonym for “orthodox” and orthodoxy
  • goodthink — politically orthodoxy as defined by the Party
  • goodsex — sexual intercourse only for procreation
  • ingsoc — English Socialism
  • joycamp — a forced labour camp
  • malquoted — inaccurate representations of the words of Big Brother and of the Party
  • Miniluv — the Ministry of Love where the secret police, interrogate and torture the enemies of Oceania
  • Minipax — the Ministry of Peace wages defensive war for Oceania
  • Minitrue — Ministry of Truth manufactures consent by way of propaganda and altered historical records, and provides culture and entertainment
  • Miniplenty — the Ministry of Plenty keeps the population in continual economic hardship
  • misprints — Factual errors requiring editorial correction to prove the Party always correct and in the right
  • Oldspeak – Standard English
  • oldthink — ideas from the time before the Party’s revolution
  • ownlife — a person’s anti-social tendency to enjoy solitude and individualism
  • plusgood — the word that replaced the Oldspeak words better and great
  • pornosec — the pornography production section of the Fiction Department of the Ministry of Truth
  • prolefeed — Popular culture for the entertainment of the proletariat of Oceania
  • Recdep — the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth where Winston Smith edits the historical records so they conform to the Party policy
  • rectify — the Ministry of Truth euphemism for the alteration of the historical record
  • ref — to refer (to someone or something)
  • sec — sector
  • sexcrime — sexual intercourse for pleasure
  • speakwrite — a machine that transcribes speech into text
  • telescreen — the two-way television set with which the Party spy upon the population of Oceania
  • thinkpol — the abbreviation for the Thought Police
  • unperson — a dead person, usually executed, whose existence is excised from public and private memory in Oceania
  • upsub — an upwards submission to higher authority; ordered to rewrite fullwise, and upsub antefiling, Winston Smith edits a document so it conforms to the Party policy
  • –wise — the suffix for forming an adverb

Source: Wikipedia contributors. “Newspeak.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 Nov. 2019. Web. 14 Nov. 2019.

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