Slaughterhouse-Five Vocabulary List

amoretti

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Merry amoretti wove garlands above windows.

blutwurst

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The spit hit Roland Weary's shoulder, gave Weary a fourragere of snot and blutwurst and tobacco juice and Schnapps.

boohooing

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Later on, as a middle-aged optometrist, he would weep quietly and privately sometimes, but never make loud boohooing noises.

boomingly

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They sang boomingly well.

brainlessly

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They had been behind German lines before many times--living like woods creatures, living from moment to moment in useful terror, thinking brainlessly with their spinal cords.

buick

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Billy looked down the street, saw a new Buick Riviera parked about half a block away.

cadillac

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Right outside the window was Billy's own Cadillac El Dorado Coupe de Ville.

calmingly

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The guards peeked inside Billy's car owlishly, cooed calmingly.

chevrolet

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The Americans had treated their form of transportation as though it were no more sensitive than a six-cylinder Chevrolet.

clatteringly

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The view was still blocked by a venetian blind, which he hoisted clatteringly.

clonk

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It hit the top of his helmet with a clonk.

clownishly

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They tried Polish on Billy Pilgrim first, since he was dressed so clownishly, since the wretched Poles were the involuntary clowns of the Second World War.

crimea

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She was dead now, had been killed while entertaining troops in the Crimea.

czechoslovakian

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Now here he was on the Czechoslovakian border at midnight.

disney

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We went to the New York World's Fair, saw what the past had been like, according to the Ford Motor Car Company and Walt Disney, saw what the future would be like, according to General Motors.

doberman

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"I'm afraid of cancer and rats and Doberman pinschers."

dostoevsky

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He said that everything there was to know about life was in The Brothers Karamazov, by Feodor Dostoevsky.

dunkirk

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He was an infantry colonel captured at Dunkirk.

edwardian

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This was a fairly pretty girl, except that she had legs like an Edwardian grand piano.

eiffel

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There was a plaster model of the Eiffel Tower in there.

englishman

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An idiotic Englishman, who had lost all his teeth somewhere, had his souvenir in a canvas bag.

fourragere

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The spit hit Roland Weary's shoulder, gave Weary a fourragere of snot and blutwurst and tobacco juice and Schnapps.

francia

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Many of the paintings had been transported to the Konigstein, but some were seriously injured by splinters of bombshells,--notably Francia's "Baptism of Christ."

frankfurt

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There was a Lufthansa plane that was supposed to fly from Philadelphia to Boston to Frankfurt.

frumpish

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Those beloved, frumpish books gave off a smell that permeated the ward--like flannel pajamas that hadn't been changed for a month, or like Irish stew.

frumpishly

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When a dashingly-clad officer addresses such a frumpishly dressed bum, he scolds him, as an officer in any army must.

georgian

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Billy owned a lovely Georgian home in Ilium.

golgotha

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Outside were Golgotha sounds of strong men digging holes for upright timbers in hard, hard ground.

haggardly

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They thought he might have been having a heart attack, and Billy seemed to confirm this by going to a chair and sitting down haggardly.

leningrad

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We had a million laughs in Hamburg and West Berlin and East Berlin and Vienna and Salzburg and Helsinki, and in Leningrad, too.

lethargical

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Primeval bubbles surfaced it with lethargical majesty as Billy Pilgrim stared.

lumbermill

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And I'm reminded, too, of the song that goes: My name is Yon Yonson,I work in Wisconsin,I work in a lumbermill there.The people I meet when I walk down the street,They say, "What's your name?

montreal

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Early in 1968, a group of optometrists, with Billy among them, chartered an airplane to fly them from Ilium to an international convention of optometrists in Montreal.

napoleonic

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This inward blame has been a treasure for the rich and powerful, who have had to do less for their poor, publicly and privately, than any other ruling class since, say, Napoleonic times.

parthenon

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He was like a poet in the Parthenon.

roweled

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Weary laid the spikes along Billy's cheek, roweled the cheek with savagely affectionate restraint.

shimmeringly

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He remembered it shimmeringly--as follows: He was down in the meat locker on the night that Dresden was destroyed.

silesia

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"We must be off to Silesia, so that we do not lose everything."

sinatra

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"You'll pretend you were men instead of babies, and you'll be played in the movies by Frank Sinatra and John Wayne or some of those other glamorous, war-loving, dirty old men.

sniffingly

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It swiveled its 88-millimeter snout around sniffingly, saw the arrow on the ground.

snootful

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Billy usually didn't drink much, because the war had ruined his stomach, but he certainly had a snootful now, and he was being unfaithful to his wife Valencia for the first and only time.

soaringly

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Billy felt that he had spoken soaringly.

telephoner

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Telephoners, I guess.

trifocals

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He was as tall as Billy, wore steel-rimmed trifocals.

tweedledee

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Weary looked like Tweedledum or Tweedledee, all bundled up for battle.

tweedledum

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Weary looked like Tweedledum or Tweedledee, all bundled up for battle.

unimitative

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

windburned

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The reserves were violent, windburned, bristly men.

windmilled

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At first, Billy windmilled his arms, hoping to find it by luck.

yugoslavian

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And on the other side of the field were thousands of Russians and Poles and Yugoslavians and so on guarded by American soldiers.