Amerika Vocabulary List

apathetically

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Numb with exhaustion, Karl crawled off his pile, and slowly went over to the French window, a bit of curtain material had wrapped itself round his foot, and apathetically he dragged it along with him.

barrelful

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It's a question of my authority, there's a lot at stake, one rotten apple will spoil the whole barrelful.

belaboured

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Karl barely listened to talk like that any more, everyone used their own power and belaboured the next man.

besmirch

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He imagined the noise those two would make on the corridors of this classy hotel, how Robinson would besmirch everything and Delamarche inevitably molest even this woman here.

bohemia

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'From Prague in Bohemia,' said Karl.

boozed

(vocab lists with boozed)
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If you hadn't been so cheeky and impertinent, if you hadn't lied and tricked and boozed and stolen, I might have put you at one of these windows, because it's only numbskulls I can use there.'

collocutor

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His collocutor was facing the window and by occasional movements revealed some part of a row of medals on the other's chest.

cosier

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And he couldn't wish for any cosier place in which to have a long and untroubled sleep.

czech

(vocab lists with czech)
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The family spoke both Czech and German; Franz was sent to German-language schools and to the German University, from which he received his doctorate in law in 1906.

czechoslovakia

(vocab lists with czechoslovakia)
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He then worked for most of his life as a respected official of a state insurance company (first under the Austro-Hungarian Empire, then under the new Republic of Czechoslovakia).

deputize

(vocab lists with deputize)
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I would have been happy to deputize for you, but it's not that easy, you know.

dispiritedly

(vocab lists with dispiritedly)
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'I should at least find out why he was so suddenly dismissed,' the policeman said at last, while Delamarche was looking dispiritedly off to the side, crushing his visiting card between his fingertips.

disruptively

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'Can I go and get the doctor, the man might bleed to death in the meantime,' the lift-boy Bess piped up suddenly, very politely, but also very disruptively.

edinburgh

(vocab lists with edinburgh)
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He went to schools in Edinburgh and Winchester, and studied English at Cambridge.

europe

(vocab lists with europe)
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If you were intending to study in Europe, why not study here.

fatuously

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The lift-boy Bess was grinning fatuously behind the Head Waiter's back.

filching

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She nodded graciously at Karl, as he set everything out, and often got in his way by filching little morsels for herself before he was ready, with her soft, fat, potentially all-flattening hand.

flirtatiously

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The stoker called out to one Lina, put his arm around her hip, and walked with her for a few steps, as she pressed herself flirtatiously against him.

frenchman

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Now he at least wanted to take a closer look at the Irishman, with the candle that he had re-lit, and found that he looked if anything more palatable than the Frenchman.

frogged

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Outside, in an old frogged coat, stood a man of medium build, not really suited, to go by his appearance, to working with machines, and yet - this was Schubal.

inscrutably

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Everyone, with the exception of the port officials, burst out laughing, some as though moved, others more inscrutably.

irishman

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Now he at least wanted to take a closer look at the Irishman, with the candle that he had re-lit, and found that he looked if anything more palatable than the Frenchman.

italian

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Take that little boy, for instance, he only arrived here with his parents six months ago, he's Italian.

jackanapes

(vocab lists with jackanapes)
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"And get rid of those jackanapes" she finally said.

misaimed

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But there was no answering sound, just once a stone rolled down the slope, perhaps by chance, perhaps it was a misaimed throw.

nosiness

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Karl merely shrugged his shoulders, that was just typical police nosiness.

perfidiously

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I had friends in Europe, and no one can say I behaved perfidiously or rudely to them.

pernickety

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'If all servants were as pernickety as you are when it comes to choosing a master!'

prefectly

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Besides, in covering for him, Karl was only doing a favour, as seemed prefectly natural to start off with, for a colleague older than himself, it wasn't meant to become a permanent state of affairs.

preposterousness

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asked the boss, turning his head and pulling a face, as though Karl had now reached the height of preposterousness.

querulant

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'That man is a well-known querulant,' he explained.

rapscallion

(vocab lists with rapscallion)
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I may sometimes behave as though I weren't paying attention, but rest assured, I know all too well who greets me and who doesn't, you rapscallion.'

raptest

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Karl had taken in all this in a few moments of the raptest attention, and he felt a slight headache as he quietly followed the Head Porter onward.

rotter

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'You rotter!'

rucked

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Her red dress had become a little rucked, and a great twist of it hung down to the floor, you could see her legs almost to the knee, she was wearing thick white woollen stockings and no shoes.

rumanian

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So then why is the senior engineer Rumanian?

shudderingly

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Only when the woman went to add another bottle, similar to those that were on the tables outside, to the basket, did Karl shudderingly refuse.

slovak

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He then worked for most of his life as a respected official of a state insurance company (first under the Austro-Hungarian Empire, then under the new Republic of Czechoslovakia).

slyboots

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A slyboots is what you are, and I'm not sure we're going to take it lying down.

supplest

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Where are the days of my girlhood when I used to swim in the Colorado every morning on my parents' estate, the supplest of all my girlfriends.

swivelling

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asked Brunelda, who was swivelling this way and that at Karl's back, to see all she could with her binoculars.

unanimated

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It seemed to be carrying no traffic at all, and below it was the smooth unanimated ribbon of water.

unclearly

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Robinson, having slept peacefully for the whole drive, grunted unclearly in the affirmative, and seemed to be waiting for Karl to lift him out of the car.

undiplomatically

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Thereupon the waiter said perfectly undiplomatically, 'Perhaps we should check the two gentlemen's pockets'.

unprompted

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The uncle put up with his piano playing and made no objection to it, especially as, quite unprompted, Karl only rarely allowed himself the pleasure of it.

unpropertied

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Suspicious, unpropertied people had assembled here, and had been so well received and looked after!

untalented

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He's not an untalented man, and his political opinions and his political career to date would seem to qualify him as a suitable judge for this district.

untidily

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Karl was so exhausted that he could barely manage a greeting, when, to his amazement, he saw a ghostly pale Therese slip into the room after the boy, untidily dressed and with loose, piled-up hair.

wangle

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'We'll wangle our way into jobs in Butterford,' said Delamarche, and that was what Karl wanted to hear, although the way he expressed it didn't inspire much confidence.

woops

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Woops!