George Orwell's 1984 depicts a frightening, monolithic government.
1. depict [dɪˋpɪkt] (v.) to describe someone or something using words or pictures: portray
Example: A television drama depicting the life of a modern student.
Example: He was depicted as a hero who died for his beliefs.
depiction (n.) a depiction of something using words or pictures
On a whim, she decided to go away for the weekend.
2. whim [hwɪm] (n.) a sudden feeling that you must have or do something. This word often suggests that what someone wants is not important.
Example: A devoted secretary catered to his every whim. 忠實的秘書總是順著他，滿足他的隨性。
at sb's whim
Example: Prisoners were executed at the captain's whim. 戰俘們被隊長隨心所欲地處死。
Public opinion had been marshaled against them.
3. marshal [ˋmɑrʃəl] (v.) to bring people or things together and organize them so that they can be used in an effective way
Example: Western powers are marshalling their military resources.
Example: The government hopes to marshal support for the ban.
(v.) to organize information or ideas, especially in order to make an argument
Example: his ability to marshal facts
(n.) an officer of very high rank in an army or air force
No longer was it a simple case of disciplining two wayward lads.
4. wayward (adj.) a wayward child or someone with wayward behaviour is difficult to control and does unexpected things 難以管教的；任性的
(adj.) not organized or controlled in the right way
Example: wayward thoughts
5. lad [læd] (n.) [ informal ] a boy or a young man
Example: Sam is a really nice lad.
(n.) a man who does things thought to be typical of young men, for example drinking a lot of alcohol and being very sexually active
Example: He used to be a real lad, but he's settled down a bit since he got married.
the lads a group of men who work together, spend time together, or play in the same sports team
Example: Her husband usually goes out with the lads on a Friday.