Breakfast Of Champions Vocabulary List

barstools

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Dwayne missed it when two distinguished visitors to the Arts Festival came in and sat down on barstools next to Bunny's piano.

bawdily

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She would talk bawdily to me and her sons, and to our girlfriends when we brought them around.

beefeater

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Karabekian's drink was a Beefeater's dry martini with a twist of lemon peel, so Bonnie said to him, "Breakfast of Champions."

beethoven

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Karabekian, who wore a sweatshirt imprinted with the likeness of Beethoven, knew he was surrounded by people who hated him for getting so much money for so little work.

bejesus

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He would give this reply: "Mr. Secretary-General, it is the past which scares the bejesus out of me."

bengali

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He turned to his Bengali assistant, young Dr. Khashdrahr Miasma.

blooped

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He blooped across the used car lot now.

blooping

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The ground wasn't blooping underneath him anymore, but now he saw something else for which there could be no explanation: A palm tree was growing out of the showroom floor.

bootie

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When, in some surprise, Trout lifted one coated foot from the water, the plastic substance dried in air instantly, sheathed his foot in a thin, skin-tight bootie resembling mother-of-pearl.

buick

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"I don't mind that you have the name of a Buick, Harry, when you're supposed to be selling Pontiacs--" Dwayne went on.

cadillac

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White people were the only people with money enough to buy new automobiles, except for a few black criminals, who always wanted Cadillacs.

cadillacs

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White people were the only people with money enough to buy new automobiles, except for a few black criminals, who always wanted Cadillacs.

chevrolet

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It had been hit hard by a ferocious 1971 Chevrolet Caprice two-door.

chinaman

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As he grew older and older and happier and happier, and all his hair fell out everywhere, he came to look like an ecstatic old Chinaman.

cockamamie

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He had been born into that cockamamie proprietorship.

cooping

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A policeman was supposed to cruise by about once every hour or so, but he was cooping in an alley behind a Western Electric warehouse about two miles away.

dismayingly

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He was dismayingly innocent.

egyptian

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* * * A pyramid was a sort of huge stone tomb which Egyptians had built thousands and thousands of years before.

einstein

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The leading character was a rabbit who lived like all the other wild rabbits, but who was as intelligent as Albert Einstein or William Shakespeare.

fastback

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She made a shortcut to the lobby from the side parking lot, where her father was waiting for her in his avocado 1970 Plymouth Barracuda fastback, which he had bought as a used car from Dwayne.

formlessly

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They were all formlessly enthusiastic chimpanzees to him.

haggardly

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He put this question to his parakeet haggardly, and he rolled his eyes: "Why all this sudden interest in Kilgore Trout?"

hawaiian

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"Listen, Harry," said Dwayne, and his expression was mean, "Hawaiian Week is coming up, and I'm absolutely serious: burn your clothes and get new ones, or apply for work at Watson Brothers.

inkle

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They tinkled, stopped, then reluctantly, torpidly, they managed a few tinkles more.

itchingly

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* * * Trout was itchingly aware that Dwayne was staring at his bosom so loonily.

jazzing

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She was asking about a device in the basement of the prison, which looked like this: The purpose of it was to kill people by jazzing them with more electricity than their bodies could stand.

kleenex

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He crossed the island of Manhattan from east to west in the company of Kleenex tissues and newspapers and soot.

maharishi

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He learned this technique from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who once stopped off in Midland City during a world-wide lecture tour.

mobil

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The man he met was an automobile dealer, a Pontiac dealer named Dwayne Hoover.

nigerian

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He was a Nigerian.

norwegian

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They were cheerful and unafraid--because of a tube of Norwegian hemorrhoid remedy which they had eaten about half an hour before.

oldsmobile

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He looked over his shoulder, perceived that they were being followed by a white Oldsmobile Toronado with a black vinyl roof.

olympic

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The cover of the program showed her in a white bathing suit, with her Olympic Gold Medal hanging around her neck.

pluto

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Vernon's wife believed that Vernon was trying to turn her brains into plutonium.

quintillion

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It is one half-second old, but that half-second has lasted one quintillion years so far.

rathskeller

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He never went into the city's transvestite bar, which was Ye Old Rathskeller, in the basement of the Fairchild Hotel.

salaciously

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The truck driver became embittered by Trout, scolded him for being so salaciously misinformed.

scotland

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There was a television setback there, and it was on, and it showed Wayne the beheading of Queen Mary of Scotland.

sexlessness

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He said this about Mary Alice, despising her sexlessness and innocence and empty mind: "Pure tuna fish!"

slurps

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There were slurps and moans from loudspeakers.

tinhorn

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Earth was a tinhorn planet as far as they were concerned.

tinhorns

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When Trout and the theater manager, two tinhorns, said they didn't want any tinhorn fun, the dying children sauntered off, their feet sticking to the planet, coming unstuck, then sticking again.

torpidly

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They tinkled, stopped, then reluctantly, torpidly, they managed a few tinkles more.

trifocals

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Bonnie's back was to Wayne, so he could not see that she wore octagonal, rimless trifocals, and was a horse-faced woman forty-two years old.

twittery

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The women in his party were all twittery and squirmy.

unbreathable

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It was Trout's theory that the atmosphere would become unbreathable soon.

unimitative

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--The Atlantic Monthly "AN UNIMITATIVE AND INIMITABLE SOCIAL SATIRIST."

unornamental

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It's fast and useful and unornamental.

waggishly

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And Trout would reply waggishly, "Where I come from, that means you're about to steal a mirror."

yorkers

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* * * So New Yorkers, who had so many nameless terrors, were easily taught to fear something seemingly specific--The Pluto Gang.