Galapagos Vocabulary List

airmailed

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If they had ever reached Baltra, which they never did, they would have found it devastated and depopulated by yet another airmailed package of dagonite.

amassers

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The most famous amassers of survival schemes back then typically had very few children.

antisocially

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His big brain had concealed from his soul until the last possible moment its conclusion that it was now time for him to act antisocially.

aviated

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The Captain aviated successfully, crashing to his knees on the wharf.

beethoven

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And this famine was as purely a product of oversize brains as Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

bellyband

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Guayaquil was two degrees south of the equator, the imaginary bellyband of the planet after which the country itself was named.

bighearted

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"So what happens to that darling pup, which has just had the great honor of being cuddled by a bighearted nature lover?"

bobtailed

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But then this slightly bobtailed list became the official list.

bouvier

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The woman was the most admired female on the planet, Mrs. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, and her escort that evening was the great dancer Rudolf Nureyev.

britain

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Nureyev, incidentally, was a former citizen of the Soviet Union, who had been granted political asylum in Great Britain.

cadillac

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And now he was driving away from the waterfront in his Cadillac El Dorado, its trunk packed solid with delicacies intended for "the Nature Cruise of the Century."

canadian

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7 THE NATIONAL CURRENCIES of all six guests at the El Dorado, the four Americans, one claiming to be a Canadian, and the two Japanese, were still as good as gold everywhere on the planet.

colombian

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The only ship at the Guayaquil waterfront other than the Bahia de Darwin was a rusty Colombian freighter, the San Mateo, stranded there for want of the means to buy food or fuel.

darwinian

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The rocket which hit the airport was surely a lot more effective in Darwinian terms than the one that hit the San Mateo.

doberman

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Robert was frightened of dogs--because he and his mother had been attacked by a Doberman pinscher when Robert was only five years old.

elating

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Reyes would understand that he was agreeing that letting the rocket go had been as elating as sexual intercourse.

evanesced

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And, again like James Wait, they had evanesced!

eviscerator

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And, yes, Wait, that eviscerator of widows, was speculating about Mary Hepburn as he sat in the bar of the El Dorado, although he had not met her yet, nor learned for certain how well fixed she was.

fisherpeople

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So they mated with each other, and those children of theirs who had the smallest wings became evern better fisherpeople, and so on.

frankfurt

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Some new creature, invisible to the naked eye, was eating up all the eggs in human ovaries, starting at the annual Book Fair at Frankfurt, Germany.

fraulein

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Sometimes I will joke with such a specimen, saying, "Guten morgen, Herr von Kleist," or, "Wie geht's es Ihnen, Fraulein von Kleist?"

frenchman

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He had just delivered a French anthropologist and his survival equipment to a point downstream, on the border of Peru, where the Frenchman planned to begin a search for the elusive Kanka-bonos.

gombos

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"Not necessarily," she said, "because his father was a horse trainer from Hungary named Miklos Gombos, who changed his name to Michael Boone."

hampshire

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He had never been on skis in his life, but had once married and ruined the widow of the owner of a ski lodge in the White Mountains in New Hampshire.

hepburn

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And, yes, Wait, that eviscerator of widows, was speculating about Mary Hepburn as he sat in the bar of the El Dorado, although he had not met her yet, nor learned for certain how well fixed she was.

hiccupping

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I often hear them hiccupping, involuntarily closing their glottises and inhaling spasmodically, as they lie on the broad white beaches or paddle around the blue lagoons.

hitler

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CARSON: Some people think Hitler might still be alive--and living in South America.

ikebana

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But the makers of the susurruses were *Zenji Hiroguchi, the computer genius, and his pregnant wife Hisako, the teacher of ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging.

jagger

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He had taught people a lot of natural history with his publicity releases about the wonders which Mrs. Onassis and Dr. Kissinger and Mick Jagger and so on would see.

lunks

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There are still these big lunks who can be counted upon to squirt lively sperm in season.

mayday

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He spoke into the tiny microphone of Mandarax, saying the international word for a ship in distress a million years ago: "Mayday, Mayday, Mayday," he intoned.

mignons

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He had half an hour more to wait and he ordered two rare filet mignons with all the trimmings from room service.

mudbank

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The wave carried the Bahia de Darwin a kilometer upstream, then left her gently aground on a mudbank in the shallows there.

navaho

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*Zenji, incidentally, was toying nervously with Mandarax, passing it from one hand to the other, and had unintentionally set it so that it was translating anything either one of them said into Navaho.

orwell

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--The Charlotte Observer "VONNEGUT IS GEORGE ORWELL,DR.

overelaborate

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A second query: What source was there back then, save for our overelaborate nervous circuitry, for the evils we were seeing or hearing about simply everywhere?

peruvian

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The Peruvian Air Force would soon do its bit, as well, but not until six o'clock that evening, after *Andrew MacIntosh and *Zenji Hiroguchi were dead--at which time Peru would declare war on Ecuador.

porky

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Wait spread-eagled this porky, chinless blue-blood face up on a four-poster bed which the Prince said had belonged to Eleonore of Palatinate-Neuburg, the mother of King Joseph the First of Hungary.

saskatchewan

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He was considering claiming, during "the Nature Cruise of the Century," to be a mechanical engineer from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, whose wife had recently died of cancer.

scottish

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If Selena had been more venturesome, everybody today might then have been descended as he was, from the stout-hearted Scottish warriors who had repelled invading Roman legions so long ago.

screamingly

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The cognac had exacerbated his sense of humor to the point where everything was screamingly funny.

shatterproof

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The windows and windshield of the bus were blown inward, but turned out to have been shatterproof.

snarlingly

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After that, and he had spattered his own shoes and pants cuffs, he said snarlingly, "I am not a man.

sophocles

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--SOPHOCLES (496-406 B.C.)

stewpot

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It is using itself for a covered stewpot, getting hotter and hotter while the sunshine cooks the seaweed.

susurrus

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11 IF MARY HEPBURN had been in a mood to eavesdrop instead of kill herself, she might have put an ear to the back of her closet and heard susurruses next door.

swedish

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He patted the rail around the sun deck, and he said this softly in Spanish: "Good luck, my Swedish princess.

tyrannosaurus

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"Tyrannosaurus rex," he said, and on and on.

undammed

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When young Mary stuck her head out of her cocoon, out of her sleeping bag, she saw rotting logs and an undammed stream.

unimitative

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--The Atlantic Monthly "AN UNIMITATIVE AND INIMITABLESOCIAL SATIRIST."