Dh-The Maltese Falcon Vocabulary List

algerian

(vocab lists with algerian)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
He wrote that the bird had been there for more than a hundred years, until it was carried away by Sir Francis Vernev, the English adventurer who was with the Algerian buccaneers for a while.

angeles

(vocab lists with angeles)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
She left a forwarding address-the Anibassador, Los Angeles.

bellyaching

(vocab lists with bellyaching)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
"What are you bellyaching about?

blipped

(vocab lists with blipped)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
You could have blipped them both.

blithering

(vocab lists with blithering)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
"That is the absolute rock-bottom minimum-or Charilaos Konstantinides was a blithering idiot-and he wasn't.

bruskly

(vocab lists with bruskly)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
His eyes moved jerkily up and down, shifting their focus uneasily between the floor and Spade's bland face.Dundy confronted Cairo and bruskly demanded: "Well, what've you got to say to that?

cadillac

(vocab lists with cadillac)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
""Let's do that," Spade said as he sat beside the chauffeur in the dark Cadillac sedan.

carlist

(vocab lists with carlist)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
There's nothing to show that it didn't stay in that family until at least the end of the Carlist War in '.

chinatown

(vocab lists with chinatown)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
The street-door-bell rang as he stuffed tobacco, keys, and money into his pockets.Where Bush Street roofed Stockton before slipping downhill to Chinatown, Spade paid his fare and left the taxicab.

chypre

(vocab lists with chypre)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
The fragrance of chypre came with him.Spade inclined his head at his visitor and then at a chair, saying: "Sit down, Mr.

closemouthed

(vocab lists with closemouthed)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
"They drank and lowered their glasses.The fat man hooked shrewdly at Spade and asked: "You're a closemouthed nian?

constantinople

(vocab lists with constantinople)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
"Yes, unless he's the one you had in Constantinople.

depreciative

(vocab lists with depreciative)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
"I've warned you your foot was going to slip one of these days," he said.Spade made a depreciative mouth, raising his eyebrows.

englishman

(vocab lists with englishman)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
""He was an Englishman, maybe.

eyetooth

(vocab lists with eyetooth)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
His upper lip, on the left side, twitched over his eyetooth.

gaudier

(vocab lists with gaudier)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
"The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter," he said cheerfully.

goofiness

(vocab lists with goofiness)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
"Sure," he said, "but its goofiness is what makes it good.

gunsel

(vocab lists with gunsel)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
"Another thing," Spade repeated, glaring at the boy: "Keep that gunsel away from me while you're making up your mind.

hongkong

(vocab lists with hongkong)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
"We came here from Hongkong last week.

hooey

(vocab lists with hooey)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
""Sorry," Spade said, and grinned wolfishly, showing his jaw-teeth, "but imagine my embarrassment when I found that five-thousand-dollar offer was just hooey.

illhumored

(vocab lists with illhumored)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
He blew his breath out heavily through his nose and his voice was an illhumored growl.

inattentively

(vocab lists with inattentively)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
He patted her shoulder inattentively.

jerkiness

(vocab lists with jerkiness)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
Her voice shook a little, and her lips shaped the words with nervous jerkiness.

jounced

(vocab lists with jounced)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
"Gutman's bulbs jounced as he took three waddling backward steps away from the door.Spade and the girl went in together.

jouncing

(vocab lists with jouncing)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
His bulbs stopped jouncing and settled into flabby rest.

lathy

(vocab lists with lathy)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
"A lathy youth with salient ears ushered Spade into the District Attorney's office.

levantine

(vocab lists with levantine)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
His features were Levantine.

liverwurst

(vocab lists with liverwurst)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
She picked up a slice of bread encrusted with grey liverwurst.

luger

(vocab lists with luger)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
""And he was wearing a Luger in a shoulder-holster," Tom added.

lumpishness

(vocab lists with lumpishness)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
A pleasant smile illuminated his face, erasing its dull lumpishness.

maced

(vocab lists with maced)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
The words were blurred by her sobbing and his coat against her mouth.He grimaced again and bent his head for a surreptitious look at the watch on his wrist.

motionlessness

(vocab lists with motionlessness)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
Tom begged.After a long moment of motionlessness Spade's muscles relaxed.

muddiness

(vocab lists with muddiness)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
Their muddiness had thickened.

perine

(vocab lists with perine)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
He said to Effie Perine: "Yes, sweetheart?

phlegmatically

(vocab lists with phlegmatically)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
For several minutes they ate in silence, he phlegmatically, she thoughtfully.

pickwick

(vocab lists with pickwick)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
There's a Pickwick Stage parcel-roomcheck in it-for the bundle we got yesterday.

pliantly

(vocab lists with pliantly)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
She was tall and pliantly slender, without angularity anywhere.

ruddiness

(vocab lists with ruddiness)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
"Polhaus's ruddiness deepened.

sicily

(vocab lists with sicily)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
But, sir, there's no denying that the bird did go to Sicily.

sleekness

(vocab lists with sleekness)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
"Gutman's eyes flickered and their sleekness became dubious, but he held his other features in their bulbous pink smiling complacent cast and there was nothing of uneasiness in his voice.

smokiness

(vocab lists with smokiness)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
The Belvedere DivanBeginning day had reduced night to a thin smokiness when Spade sat up.

thataway

(vocab lists with thataway)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
He was dead wrong, but you know anybody's liable to lose their head if you ride them thataway.

throatiness

(vocab lists with throatiness)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
Amazement took the throatiness out of his voice.Spade made a careless gesture with his cigar.

turkish

(vocab lists with turkish)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
Grand Master Villiers de l'Isle d'Adam had this foothigh jeweled bird made by Turkish slaves in the castle of St. Angelo and sent it to Charles, who was in Spain.

unangry

(vocab lists with unangry)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
His eyes had become unangry and wary.

uncurious

(vocab lists with uncurious)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
His face was placid and uncurious.

welshed

(vocab lists with welshed)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
We know Monahan welshed on something like two-hundred-thousand-dollars' worth of bets when he vanished.

wolfishly

(vocab lists with wolfishly)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
Spade grinned wolfishly, showing the edges of teeth far back in his jaw.

yellowly

(vocab lists with yellowly)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
His eyes burned yellowly.

youngness

(vocab lists with youngness)
Definitions: Dictionary.com · Wordnik · Wiktionary
The indelible youngness of his face gave an indescribably vicious-and inhuman-turn to the white-hot hatred and the cold white malevolence in his face.