White Noise Vocabulary List

amish

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Murray was new to the Hill, a stoop-shouldered man with little round glasses and an Amish beard.

attila

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Attila the Hun died young.

bavarian

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Wasn't Hitler's own struggle to express himself in German the crucial subtext of his massive ranting autobiography, dictated in a fortress prison in the Bavarian hills?

bedward

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Bedward, plotward.

bolivian

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"Bolivians," my daughter said.

bronx

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Where is Nicholas Grappa, the jerk-off king of the Bronx?"

californian

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Californians invented the concept of life-style.

counterspying

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Tweedy came from a distinguished old family that had a long tradition of spying and counterspying and she was now married to a high-level jungle operative.

datsun

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Finally a family of five got out of a Datsun Maxima.

etruscan

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Do you want to read about Etruscan slave girls, Georgian rakes?

falsehearted

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Man's guilt in history and in the tides of his own blood has been complicated by technology, the daily seeping falsehearted death.

gaboon

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"He's getting into a cage with Gaboon vipers with two-inch fangs.

genghis

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Would I be willing to accept sixty-five, Genghis Khan's age on dying?

georgian

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Do you want to read about Etruscan slave girls, Georgian rakes?

goebbels

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Close-up jostled shots of thousands of people outside a stadium after a Goebbels speech, people surging, massing, bursting through the traffic.

guinness

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"He's training to break the world endurance record for sitting in a cage full of poisonous snakes, for the Guinness Book of Records.

hairsplitter

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"The sophists and the hairsplitters enjoy their finest hour."

handcloth

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The only towel around was a small pink handcloth with a tic-tac-toe design.

hawaiian

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He wore a Hawaiian shirt and Budweiser shorts.

iranian

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25 Our newspaper is delivered by a middle-aged Iranian driving a Nissan Sentra.

leprosariums

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He would be Death, or Death's errand-runner, a hollow-eyed technician from the plague era, from the era of inquisitions, endless wars, of bedlams and leprosariums.

manitoba

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I've slipped across the border to piss in sinks in Manitoba and Alberta.

melanesian

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Was he Melanesian, Polynesian, Indonesian, Nepalese, Surinamese, Dutch-Chinese?

monkishly

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Other times we walked slightly apart, Murray's hands clasped behind his back, Gladney's folded monkishly at the abdomen, a somewhat worried touch.

moonie

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I said, "Don't you mean the Moonies are mostly Korean?"

naish

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Featuring J. Carroll Naish, Keith Andes and the early Marilyn Monroe.

nepalese

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Was he Melanesian, Polynesian, Indonesian, Nepalese, Surinamese, Dutch-Chinese?

neurochemist

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I walked over to a small domed building known as the Observatory and gave the tablet to Winnie Richards, a" young research neurochemist whose work was said to be brilliant.

northernness

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But the basic sounds defeated me, the harsh spurting northernness of the words and syllables, the command delivery.

olympics

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It was one of those situations, like the Olympics for the handicapped, that make all the restrictions seem petty.

outfoxing

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He gave the impression he was intent on outfoxing us, working on our guilt, showing us that no matter how little sleep we got, he got less.

pakistani

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"I think they're Pakistanis."

pardee

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When I got home, Bob Pardee was in the kitchen practicing his golf swing.

polynesian

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Was he Melanesian, Polynesian, Indonesian, Nepalese, Surinamese, Dutch-Chinese?

psychobiologist

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Forget the priests, the lawyers, the psychobiologists.

puggish

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Her features, crowded somewhat in the center of her face, gave to her moments of concentration a puggish and half-belligerent look.

robeless

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I was barefoot and robeless and felt a chill pass through the Hong Kong polyester of my pajamas.

rosicrucian

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These sleeping children were like figures in an ad for the Rosicrucians, drawing a powerful beam of light from somewhere off the page.

samoan

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Was he a Samoan, a native North American, a Sephardic Jew?

sheraton

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The Airport Marriott, the Downtown Travelodge, the Sheraton Inn and Conference Center.

sneakier

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"The more you talk, the sneakier you look, as if you're trying to put something over on us."

spiderwork

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Cocoons wrapped in spiderwork.

squattish

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His great round head, set as it was on a small-limbed and squattish body, gave him the look of a primitive clay figurine, some household idol of obscure and cultic derivation.

surinam

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Was he Melanesian, Polynesian, Indonesian, Nepalese, Surinamese, Dutch-Chinese?

tibetan

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I heard him say to her, "Tibetans believe there is a transitional state between death and rebirth.

tolstoy

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Tolstoy himself struggled to understand.

trafficks

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"You're a middle-aged man, Nicky, who trafficks in his own childhood.

turkic

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It made me think of the fifth century A.D. Men standing around campfires speaking in subdued tones in their Turkic and Mongol dialects.

ufologist

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I read the TV listings, I read the ads in Ufologist Today.

vietcong

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Officer Walker, a Vietnam vet, said the bizarre scene reminded him of helicopter crews throwing Vietcong suspects out the door.