Armageddon In Retrospect Vocabulary List

airedale

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My scalp looked like the back of an Airedale with mange--patches of bare scalp alternated with wild tufts of hair, and blood oozed from a dozen tiny cuts.

armageddon

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Armageddon in Retrospect Dear Friend: May I have a minute of your time?

armloads

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Happy and excited, he and his friends returned to the brookside with armloads of food, and at once began to stuff themselves.

ascared

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So there I was on the night before the big demonstration, ignorant, ascared, and homesick, on guard duty in a tunnel in France.

athenaeum

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His father, my grandfather the architect Bernard Vonnegut, designed, among other things, The Athenaeum, which before the First World War was called "Das Deutsche Haus."

attaboy

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"Attaboy."

beefier

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He was big and healthy, remember, and went on getting beefier and worse-tempered, while the rest of us were turning into drowsy scarecrows.

benes

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And below these images are two more, each within a wreath: Tomas; Masaryk and Eduard Benes;, the first leaders of the Republic.

bermuda

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The winning doctor would get an all-expense-paid vacation on one of the few islands where a tourist could still feel fairly secure, which was Bermuda.

brandied

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On his first page, Donnini had lovingly inscribed the formula for Anitra al Cognac--brandied duck.

brookside

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Happy and excited, he and his friends returned to the brookside with armloads of food, and at once began to stuff themselves.

cherokee

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Operation Rat-hole, then, was an attempt to make Nowata, Craig, Ottawa, Delaware, Adair, Cherokee, Wagoner, and Rogers counties Devil-free.

copulates

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That's when one animal dies and another one copulates.

czech

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When General Patton took Leipzig we were evacuated on foot to Hellexisdorf on the Saxony-Czechoslovakian border.

czechoslovakia

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When General Patton took Leipzig we were evacuated on foot to Hellexisdorf on the Saxony-Czechoslovakian border.

czechoslovakian

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When General Patton took Leipzig we were evacuated on foot to Hellexisdorf on the Saxony-Czechoslovakian border.

desolately

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The Normans faced each other again, desolately.

dispiritedly

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The captain ran his finger down the margin of a page, and shook his head dispiritedly.

exhuming

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We were put to work exhuming the dead from their innumerable crypts.

fishpoles

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We was going out and tear up bamboo and rags till there wasn't going to be no more fishpoles or crazy quilts for centuries.

flabbily

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"If they wreck the trap," he said flabbily, "we'll build another one, better than ever."

flang

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"He's so fresh with them Normans now, it's a wonder they ain't flang him down the oubliette."

greenwich

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Planetarily speaking, the new year was already six hours old when our child was born, since it had begun that much earlier at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England, where time begins.

gypped

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"If you feel gypped, all you have to do is say the word, and I'll take this back and get your watch again."

hangnail

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They got so many safety rules and doctors, I ain't even seen a hangnail for six years.

hapsburg

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I wanted to tell him how I've fought the Hapsburgs and the Nazis, and then the Czech communists, and then the Russians--fought them in my own small ways.

hitler

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And just think of this: In only three years' time, during World War Two, I went from Private to Corporal, a rank once held by both Napoleon and Adolf Hitler.

hooey

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"Phooey," said Corporal Kleinhans, their bald German guard, listlessly.

hoosier

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But seriously, my fellow Hoosiers, there's good news and bad news tonight.

leningrad

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"Well, there's still guerrilla action--a lot of it around Leningrad.

oubliette

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"He's so fresh with them Normans now, it's a wonder they ain't flang him down the oubliette."

ouija

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The planes started kicking high-explosives and incendiaries through their bomb-bays at the city limits, and for all the pattern their hits presented, they must have been briefed by a Ouija board.

phooey

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"Phooey," said Corporal Kleinhans, their bald German guard, listlessly.

planetarily

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Planetarily speaking, the new year was already six hours old when our child was born, since it had begun that much earlier at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England, where time begins.

poignard

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Elmer picked his teeth with Robert the Horrible's poignard.

queensberry

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From now on you can forget the Marquess of Queensberry Rules and every other set of rules.

sauerbraten

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"Sauerbraten!"

saxony

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When General Patton took Leipzig we were evacuated on foot to Hellexisdorf on the Saxony-Czechoslovakian border.

scrapper

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Our job is to make you the meanest, dirtiest bunch of scrappers in the history of the World.

shoehorn

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Kurt was and is like a gateway drug or a shoehorn.

slackly

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Elmer shook his head, his lips waggling slackly.

stalin

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The bottle went around four times: in honor of Roosevelt, Stalin, Churchill, and of Hitler's roasting in hell.

twerp

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"A twerp [is] a guy who put a set of false teeth up his rear end and bit the buttons off the back seats of taxicabs."

ubangi

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"Says that's the way to ask for an interpreter, and the old man acts like it was Ubangi poetry."

ukrainian

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Renegade Ukrainians in German uniform were in charge of our operations in the shelters proper.

uncustomary

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Near them, secure in a barn-sheltered hutch, a white rabbit sat in darkness, listening to the uncustomary din without.

unprotesting

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Paul opened the door and removed the unprotesting animal, holding it by its ears.

vinci

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It seemed like he was doing a not very convincing imitation of someone with mental illness.

wessel

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And I wouldn't have been here to talk to him, if I hadn't made a bed for the Nazi commandant--with a garland of swastikas and the first stanza of the Horst Wessel Song on the headboard."

zulu

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"You keep away from them Zulus," Ma said.