American Psycho Vocabulary List

aubusson

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He is now lying on a late-eighteenth-century Aubusson carpet drinking espresso from a Ceralene coffee cup on the floor of Evelyn's room.

balmacaan

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She's still wearing, from last night, a leopard-print cotton balmacaan coat with wool challis lining over a wool crepe shirtless dress by Bill Bless.

barathea

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This girl is wearing a wool barathea jacket and skirt, a silk georgette blouse, agate and ivory earrings by Stephen Dweck, a silk jacquard torsolette vest, all from... where?

barbera

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I'm wearing a six-button double-breasted wool suit by Ermenegildo Zegna, a striped cotton shirt by Luciano Barbera, a silk tie by Armani, suede wing-tips by Ralph Lauren, socks by E. G. Smith.

bateman

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Hell, you're banging her, Bateman.

bendel

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During this Christie has kept on a pair of thigh-high suede boots from Henri Bendel that I've made her wear.

boeing

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By the time you finish reading this sentence, a Boeing jetliner will take off or land somewhere in the world.

californian

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"How about that Indian-Californian place on the Upper West Side?"

cartier

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C as in... Cartier, I take it?"

counterlife

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We're having a debate over where to make reservations for dinner: Flamingo East, Oyster Bar, 220, Counterlife, Michael's, SpagoEast, Le Cirque.

dingman

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The guy who lets them pass is wearing a double-breasted wool tuxedo, a cotton wing-collar shirt by Cerruti 1881 and a black and white checkered silk bow tie from Martin Dingman Neckwear.

dostoevsky

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Fyodor Dostoevsky Notes from Underground One of the major mistakes people make is that they think manners are only the expression of happy ideas.

faggoty

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"I want you," he says in a low, faggoty whisper and when I slowly turn my head to glare at him, while hunched over the sink, seething, my eye contact radiating revulsion, he adds, "too."

featherhead

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I mean, I don't want to know anything about Son of Sam or the fucking Hillside Strangler or Ted Bundy or Featherhead, for god sake."

fizzier

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It's fizzier.

floridian

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The Floridian cuisine looks impressive but the portions are small and costly, especially in a place with a dish of crayons on each table.

greenwich

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I hand a beggar on the cornea of Duane and Greenwich a dollar just to impress her.

grinch

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You're such a Grinch."

haitian

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"Inept Haitian cabbie," Price mutters, airkissing Courtney back.

halser

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On the other side of the room Maria and Darwin Hutton's five-year-old daughter, Cassandra, is wearing a seven-hundred-dollar velvet dress and petticoat by Nancy Halser.

hanukkah

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The bastard brought a Hanukkah bush into the office last December," Preston says suddenly, peculiarly animated.

hawaiian

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A beggar dressed as a Hawaiian frets over a garbage can on the darkened corner of Eighth and Tenth.

hermi

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I Plax then brush my teeth and when I blow my nose, thick, ropy strings of blood and snot stain a forty-five-dollar handkerchief from Hermi's that, unfortunately, wasn't a gift.

hershey

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It's a Dove Bar... Hershey's Syrup?"

iranian

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"Because I don't want anything out of a can or that's Iranian," I sigh.

knobbier

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The left knee is knobbier, almost imperceptibly thicker than the right knee and this unnoticeable flaw now seems overwhelming and we all lose interest.

levanter

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"Hardly," I say, then, fed up, "Oh for Christ sakes, his name is George Levanter and no, he didn't star in The Secret of My Success."

manhandler

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You were a real..." I pause, then growl, "manhandler."

milken

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He came as Ivan Boesky, which I thought was unfair since a lot of people thought I'd gone as Michael Milken last year.

overbakes

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The crusts here are too fucking thin because the shithead chef who cooks here overbakes everything!

passionlessly

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While I kiss and lick her neck she stares passionlessly at the wide-screen Panasonic remote-control television set and lowers the volume.

perrier

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"Well, there's Sparcal, Perrier, San Pellegrino, Poland Spring, Calistoga..." She stops, stuck, and looks over at McDermott for help.

pushdowns

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Finally, for the triceps I do three sets and twenty reps of cable pushdowns and close-grip bench presses.

reebok

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Butner is wearing a pair of knee-length nylon and Lycra shorts with checkerboard inserts and a cotton and Lycra tank top and leather Reeboks.

reknotting

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I think about this while putting on my Armani jacket and while reknotting my Armani silk tie, and without stammering I tell her, "They... know me."

relose

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I hope I'm not causing you to relose your innocence, McDermott."

rembrandt

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Then I squeeze Rembrandt onto a faux-tortoiseshell toothbrush and start brushing my teeth (too hung over to floss properly - but maybe I flossed before bed last night?)

retaste

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"I think I have to go back and retaste the pizza...

shittier

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The only real pleasure I get from being here is seeing Scott and Anne Smiley ten rows behind us, in shittier though probably not less expensive seats.

sinatra

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We listened to Frank Sinatra (only his 1950s period) and Nat King Cole's After Midnight, which Tim had on CD.

spicey

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Elizabeth is asking Christie if she's ever met some asshole named Spicey or been to Au Bar.

spraylike

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The spraylike sound of the blood.

steuben

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A glass-top coffee table with oak legs by Turchin sits in front of the sofa, with Steuben glass animals placed strategically around expensive crystal ashtrays from Fortunoff, though I don't smoke.

superstylish

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Superstylish English guy Nigel Morrison stops by our table and he's wearing a flower in the lapel of his Paul Smith jacket.

tattersall

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McDermott is wearing a six-button double-breasted wool suit by Cerruti 1881, a tattersall cotton shirt by Louis, Boston, a silk tie by Dunhill.

texan

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"Do you think Hamlin will" - I pause awkwardly - "have some drugs, perhaps... for the Texan?"

undangerous

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undangerous."

ungaro

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Tonight I'm wearing a new wool topcoat by Ungaro Uomo Paris and carrying a Bottega Veneta briefcase and an umbrella by Georges Gaspar.

unhopefully

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After she's dressed and minutes of pure, hard silence have passed, I say, not unhopefully, "You don't want to get hurt, do you?"

unsnaps

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She finds a Laura Ashley pillbox and unsnaps it.