Atlas Shrugged Vocabulary List

armenian

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"Jim, why don't you take me to the Armenian restaurant tonight?"

atavist

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But you, you grotesque little atavists, stare blindly at the skyscrapers and smokestacks around you and dream of enslaving the material providers who are scientists, inventors, industrialists.

cambodian

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To work--with no chance for an extra ration, till the Cambodians have been fed and the Patagonians have been sent through college.

cuffy

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Then men like Cuffy Meigs will devour the last of our rails and engines.

dakota

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He's selling it piecemeal to any stray comer, to one-horse railroads in Arkansas or North Dakota, selling it at a loss, way under what I offered him, the bastard!

decontrolling

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"Start decontrolling."

defreeze

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6, was a financier who had made a fortune by buying "frozen" railroad bonds and getting his friends in Washington to "defreeze" them.

floodlighted

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Her face buried in the pillow, she recalled dimly, as a faint sensation, the moment of her take-off from the floodlighted strip of the Kansas airfield.

floozie

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Do you suppose that I will allow your romance with a floozie to deprive me of my home, my name, my social position?

folksiest

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It was now Mr. Thompson who was yelling into the microphone in his briskest and folksiest manner: "And I say to you: kick them in the teeth, all those doubters who're spreading disunity and fear!

ganges

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Which is the monument to the triumph of the human spirit over matter: the germ-eaten hovels on the shorelines of the Ganges or the Atlantic skyline of New York?

gatemen

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The railroad workers were more specific--the switchmen, the gatemen, the ticket sellers whom she drew into chance conversations in the Taggart Terminal and who did not know her.

grecian

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Then I saw that you wore a long gown, the color of ice, like the tunic of a Grecian goddess, but had the short hair and the imperious profile of an American woman.

hampshire

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It's in New Hampshire.

hawaiian

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They were stems of Hawaiian Torch Ginger, three feet tall; their large heads were cones of petals that had the sensual texture of soft leather and the color of blood.

hockshops

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Redeem your mind from the hockshops of authority.

hogtied

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Don't you see that they've got us hogtied?

inflectionless

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Facing the platform, his voice inflectionless and peculiarly clear, Hank Rearden answered: "I have no defense."

interlocker

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It was a relief to hear the assistant manager's voice, even though it was saying, "The interlocker system is out, Miss Taggart.

mouch

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The pale, oblong smear at the level of his elbow was the face of Wesley Mouch, who was seated on the floor.

norwegian

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"They say he hides in one of those Norwegian fjords where neither God nor man will ever find him.

phaethon

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He was forty-three years old and it was the opening night of Phaethon, an opera he had written at the age of twenty-four.

phonier

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Only it's one step phonier, because the value they seek is not even in the actual fact, but in the impression on and the envy of other women.

pricelessly

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The two I saved are mine--as pricelessly mine as if I moved my grave two further hours away for every five I've got.

prometheus

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"John Galt is Prometheus who changed his mind.

punchboard

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The Smather brothers were in the punchboard business the year before.

reshingled

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She cleared the brush from under her walls, she reshingled the roof, she repainted the door and the frames of the windows.

rockies

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We went up into pretty wild country, high in the Rockies, and we stopped at a roadside diner.

scotland

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"A nephew of mine saw Ragnar Danneskjold's ship one night, off the coast of Scotland.

scudder

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Bertram Scudder stood slouched against the bar.

scummiest

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I've been unfaithful, not with some great, noble lover, but with the scummiest louse, with Jim Taggart!

shapelessly

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She wore a battered camel's hair coat that had been expensive, wrapped shapelessly about her slender, nervous body.

shoddiest

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Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason; it demands that you buy, not the shoddiest they offer, but the best that your money can find.

slenderish

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The man who came to see Rearden a week later was youngish and slenderish, but neither as young nor as slender as he tried to make himself appear.

smarties

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But we're not going to let them do it much longer, we're here to protect the people--and if any of those doubting smarties come around, believe you me, we'll take care of them!"

stuffier

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Beyond a few glances of curiosity and a few raised eyebrows in a few of the stuffier drawing rooms, you will get off quite easily.

twistedly

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Then, slowly, twistedly, with the greatest effort ever demanded of her, she began to move her arm down to place the receiver back.

unastonished

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One after another, they stopped at the sight of the car, they waved to Galt and they looked at her with the unastonished curiosity of recognition.

undefensive

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She did not answer, but looked at him in open, undefensive admission.

undusted

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The smell came from undusted corners and from incense burning in silver jars at the feet of contorted Oriental deities.

unificator

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Just tell me whether I understood that Unificator correctly: he wants you to cancel the Comet for two days in order to give her engines to a grapefruit special in Arizona?"

unleveled

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The road was winding through stretches of unleveled soil toward the homes of the valley.

unmangled

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How did you manage to remain unmangled?"

unrecalled

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But the parts, unrecalled, were there, within the feeling.

unrhythmic

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At the mouth of the tunnel, they saw a man kneeling on the track, hammering at a switch with the unrhythmical exasperation of uncertainty.

unrhythmically

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She started pacing the room, her steps now unrhythmically tense.

unruined

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Well, there's the unruined countryside for them to admire."

untransmissible

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"You can tell that railroad to--" followed by untransmissible words, was the message of the Smather Brothers of Arizona in answer to the S.O.S.

vapidly

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The man looked vapidly across the street, frowning a little.

windburned

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She had come straight from the airport--she wore slacks and a flying jacket--she looked wonderful--she'd got windburned, it looked like a suntan, just as if she'd returned from a vacation.