A Confederacy Of Dunces Vocabulary List

alphabeting

(vocab lists with alphabeting)
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"He only has trouble alphabeting."

ascare

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I was ascare I be rippin this costume you rentin, you be havin to pay for it, Night of Joy be goin broke.

ascared

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Claude says he's ascared of Ignatius, he's so big.

balinese

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She spread her sneakers far apart, toes pointing outward, and squatted like a Balinese dancer.

bronx

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Each job rapidly escalates into a lunatic adventure, a full-blown disaster; yet each has, like Don Quixote's, its own eerie logic.His girlfriend, Myrna Minkoff of the Bronx, thinks he needs sex.

buick

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You oughta have you a good job, big Buick, all that shit.

burma

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Burma Jones, porter, had led A. Mancuso to a cabinet under the bar where pornographic materials were discovered.

cadillac

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You have to own a kid's car that costs more than a Cadillac and blows my hair all around.

caribbean

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The Mediterranean, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico form a homogeneous, though interrupted, sea.A.

constantinople

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"VIgnatius eased himself into the taxi and gave the driver the Constantinople Street address.

crool

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""If I knew you was so crool, mister, I wouldna listened to your crazy story about that Greyhound bus.

edwardian

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Mrs. Reilly began boiling a pot of milk on her Edwardian gas stove.

elizabethan

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Ignatius invoked an elaborate Elizabethan curse upon Myrna and, rolling over, frantically abused the glove once more.How dare his mother contemplate a marriage.

falstaffian

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A great rumbling farce of Falstaffian dimensions would better describe it; commedia would be closer to it.It is also sad.

fenderless

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He ripped at the shutters, but the old Plymouth, one of its front tires fenderless and exposed as if it were a stock car, was rumbling to life.

gotham

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The parochialism of the ghettos of Gotham had not prepared her for the uniqueness of Your Working Boy.

greenwich

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"I meant Greenwich Village in New York, sweetie.

harlem

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We have found a girl from the streets of Harlem to play the wife.

heartbrokenly

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Mr. Gonzalez cried heartbrokenly.

hexerei

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Never in my life have I seen a shop filled with so much religious hexerei.

hunner

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You peoples got a one-hunner-percen freak on your hand.

hypertense

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The atmosphere in that office is hypertense.

illiterately

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Now and then some factory worker straggles into the office to illiterately plead some cause (usually the drunkenness of the foreman, a chronic tosspa).

jailbait

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""Get off that stool, jailbait, and get on my floor.

kookie

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"Look, kookie, move it.

machiavel

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I, of course, ignored the Machiavel's faint mongoloid grin by pretending to tighten my earring.

miltonic

(vocab lists with miltonic)
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Too long have I confined myself in Miltonic isolation and meditation.

mixologist

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"Come on in, folks, and enjoy a good drink made by our expert mixologists to your exact specifications.

orpheum

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Today the sophisticated comedy was opening at the RKO Orpheum.

patrolwoman

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the patrolwoman asked, eager to get to a nearby school before the morning speed zone hours ended.

pavlovian

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)Obviously continual response to the music had developed within them an almost Pavlovian response to the noise, a response which they believed was pleasure.

proustian

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""My being is not without its Proustian elements," Ignatius said from the bed, to which he had quickly returned.

quixote

(vocab lists with quixote)
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Each job rapidly escalates into a lunatic adventure, a full-blown disaster; yet each has, like Don Quixote's, its own eerie logic.His girlfriend, Myrna Minkoff of the Bronx, thinks he needs sex.

relacing

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"Miss Trixie was sitting on the floor relacing one of her sneakers.

repellingly

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"As they walked down the carriageway, Ignatius said, "This building is repellingly flamboyant."

rilly

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"You rilly afred.

rustily

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"The rear car door swung rustily open and a bursting desert boot stepped down onto the running board.

scottish

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"Good morning, sir," Ignatius said brusquely, his scarf-shawl flying horizontally in his wake like the flag of some mobilized Scottish clan.

sicilian

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Is this offensive display of ill mannners one of the results of your association with those bowling Sicilians?

sistine

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""Had you 'artists' had a part in the decoration of the Sistine Chapel, it would have ended up looking like a particularly vulgar train terminal," Ignatius snorted.

socko

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I got a socko routine.

sodom

(vocab lists with sodom)
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If you insist, I imagine that I shall have to trundle my franks down into Sodom and Gomorrah.""Okay.

soggily

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For the remainder of that day, as he walked soggily around the school, everyone had pretended that he was invisible.

surlier

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So his take-home pay was getting smaller, and his mother, in turn, was getting surlier.

svengali

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He has become your Svengali!

swedish

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The movie being shown was a widely praised Swedish drama about a man who was losing his soul, and Ignatius was not particularly interested in seeing it.

tongueful

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Miss Trixie asked, sticking out a tongueful of masticated luncheon meat and bread.

unskill

(vocab lists with unskill)
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I ain seen no peoples screamin for unskill color cats.

volkswagen

(vocab lists with volkswagen)
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Mrs. Reilly climbed the curb twice trying to force the car out of the parking place and left the impression of a 1946 Plymouth bumper in the hood of the Volkswagen in the rear.

whalelike

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One whalelike snort floated out into the hall through the peeling bathroom door.