Brave New World List of Terms Flashcards

artificially created embryos
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ANTHRAX BOMB
a pre-utopian weapon for germ warfare
BOKANOVSKY PROCESS
a method whereby a human egg has its normal development arrested, whereupon it proceeds to bud, producing many identical eggs
BOTTLING
the process of putting artificially created embryos into sowppertoneumlined bottles where they may mature
CHEMICAL PERSUASION
the use of chemical stimulants and tranquilizers to control the wills of men and thus make them receptive to suggestion
COMMUNITY SING
a pseudo-religious and fraternal meeting for the lower castes
DECANTING
process whereby embryos are removed from the bottles in which they have matured
ECTOGENESIS
birth outside the body
EMOTIONAL ENGINEERING
the profession whose practitioners prepare propagandistic diversions for the state's populace
EROTIC PLAY
a pastime of the children in which they explore one another's bodies-designed to forestall any adult feelings of guilt concerning sex
FEELIES
an elaborate motion picture in which the audience takes hold of two knobs on the seat and thus feels the action taking place on the screen
FERTILIZING ROOM
the room where human sex cells are artificially united
FIVE STEP
a popular dance
FORD
the idol
FREEMARTIN
a sterilized woman - the majority
HYPNOPAEDIA
teaching during sleep; used to drum prejudices into the subconscious of the sleeper
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SECRETION TRUST
the organization that is in charge of hormones and extracts to keep the people young and happy
LINERS AND MATRICULATORS
employees in the bottling room
MALTHUSIAN BELT
a device to discourage sex in the unsterilized woman
MALTHUSIAN DRILL
a routine to prevent pregnancy
PHOSPHOROUS RECOVERY
that process whereby phosphorous is captured from cremated bodies and returned to enrich the soil
PNEUMATIC
said of some women, buxom
PODSNAP'S TECHNIQUE
a method of artificially hastening the ripening of embryos
POWER ELITE
a small group which governs artificially by means of force
PREGNANCY SUBSTITUTE
a medical procedure in which the women are given all the pyschological benefits of childbirth without undergoing it
SEX-HORMONE CHEWING GUM
one of the artificial contrivances to promote sexual satisfaction without conception
SOCIAL PREDESTINATION
a process whereby a card file of data on all individuals is used to establish a quota system for those types of persons the state is about to create
SOLIDARITY SERVICE
a psuedo-religious meeting for the upper castes
SUBLIMINAL PROJECTION
an image presented to the sight or words to the hearing for the matter of microseconds and superimposed upon visual or auditory entertainment. what is seen or heard in that lightening-like interval lodges in the subconscious and tends to be a powerful influence on subsequent behavior
SUPER-VOX WURLITZERIANA
a synthetic music box
SURROGATE
a subsitute for something
WILL TO ORDER
that compulsion in man which urges him to create unity out of multiplicity and hence to over organize things
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