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Why does Squealer call the change in rations a "readjustment?"
He wants to put a positive spin on what is really a dramatic decrease in food.
He insists on using bigger, more complicated words to show off his intellect.
He himself truly believes life is better than it was last year.
He wants to draw a sharp contrast with the way things were in Jones's day.
He wants to add poetic flare to his speeches.