The Sirens Of Titan Vocabulary List

acapulco

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"With houses in Hollywood, the Vale of Kashmir, Acapulco, Manitoba, Tahiti, Paris, Bermuda, Rome, New York, and Capetown, I should leave Earth in search of happier climes?"

beebees

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"A butt like two beebees," Malachi Constant's father Noel had said of Fern.

betelgeuse

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Now Winston Niles Rumfoord and his dog Kazak existed as wave phenomena--apparently pulsing in a distorted spiral with its origin in the Sun and its terminal in Betelgeuse.

blatted

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There were loudspeakers on the walls of the Rumfoord estate, and every word spoken by Rumfoord inside blatted in the ears of anyone within a quarter of a mile.

brummagem

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It was the signal for the concessionaires to stop their irreverent bawling of brummagem wares, to close their shutters.

capetown

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"With houses in Hollywood, the Vale of Kashmir, Acapulco, Manitoba, Tahiti, Paris, Bermuda, Rome, New York, and Capetown, I should leave Earth in search of happier climes?"

ceylon

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It was the flag of Ceylon.

chimneylike

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"Well--" murmured Malachi Constant, there in the chimneylike room under the staircase in Newport, "it looks like the messenger is finally going to be used."

dakota

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"At the height of his good luck, Malachi Constant was worth more than the states of Utah and North Dakota combined.

decillion

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The controls were anything but a hunch-player's delight in a Universe composed of one-trillionth part matter to one decillion parts black velvet futility.

dottle

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Skip's Museum was a museum of mortal remains-- of endoskeletons and exoskeletons--of shells, coral, bone, cartilage, and chiton--of dottles and orts and residua of souls long gone.

dreamingly

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Kazak was usually whimpering and twitching dreamingly.

edwardian

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A slender man in the clothes of an Edwardian dandy got out of the limousine and showed a paper to the policeman guarding the door.

eightball

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He heard what an eightball you were, Unk, so he came over to your barrack to have a look at you.

frumpish

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They had annihilated that unfair advantage with frumpish clothes, bad posture, chewing gum, and a ghoulish use of cosmetics.

heartbrokenly

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The most learned and trustworthy men in the world had begged heartbrokenly for the privilege of seeing a materialization.

imbrium

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The only Earthlings on the moon at the time were 18 Americans in the Jefferson Observatory, 53 Russians in the Lenin Observatory, and four Danish geologists at large in the Mare Imbrium.

kashmir

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"With houses in Hollywood, the Vale of Kashmir, Acapulco, Manitoba, Tahiti, Paris, Bermuda, Rome, New York, and Capetown, I should leave Earth in search of happier climes?"

lenin

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The only Earthlings on the moon at the time were 18 Americans in the Jefferson Observatory, 53 Russians in the Lenin Observatory, and four Danish geologists at large in the Mare Imbrium.

limousin

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Now the crowd had been decoyed away from the estate to permit the untroubled arrival of a rented limousine at the small iron door in the west wall.

limpingly

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It would still run--but limpingly, at only about sixty-eight thousand miles an hour.

maffia

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If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Maffia."

manitoba

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"With houses in Hollywood, the Vale of Kashmir, Acapulco, Manitoba, Tahiti, Paris, Bermuda, Rome, New York, and Capetown, I should leave Earth in search of happier climes?"

mauser

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His weapon was an 11-millimeter German Mauser, single shot, a type of rifle that made its reputation when used by the Spaniards in the Earthling Spanish-American War.

minareted

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Kazak came from the domed and minareted building that was reflected in the pool.

nauseously

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said Constant nauseously.

pantherlike

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He rolled off the bed, landed on all fours, sprang to his feet with pantherlike grace.

pinfeather

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No movement of so much as a pinfeather was inharmonious.

raspingly

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"Go on--kill me," said Salo raspingly.

scalplock

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Incipient baldness had isolated a dramatic scalplock.

sepulchrally

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"Hello, Beatrice -- wife," he said sepulchrally.

siamese

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Boaz and Unk, moreover, were made Siamese twins by the long tube of a six-inch siege mortar which they were carrying between them.

sideless

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The hole it would eventually find itself in would be the bottomless, sideless pit of space eternal.

simperingly

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"Now, Chrono--" she said simperingly, "it's only a game, you know."

somethingness

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UWTB is what makes universes out of nothingness--that makes nothingness insist on becoming somethingness.

spookily

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The office was spookily furnished, since none of the furniture had legs.

spookiness

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The isolation of the concessionaires in the tunnel had an extra dimension of spookiness, since the tunnel contained only survivors from Mars.

stonehenge

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The ruins of the reply still stand, and are known as Stonehenge.

swishingly

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The balls of shot in the handicap bags on his wrists shifted swishingly, drawing Unk's attention.

synclastic

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Winston Niles Rumfoord had run his private space ship right into the heart of an uncharted chrono-synclastic infundibulum two days out of Mars.

tahiti

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"With houses in Hollywood, the Vale of Kashmir, Acapulco, Manitoba, Tahiti, Paris, Bermuda, Rome, New York, and Capetown, I should leave Earth in search of happier climes?"

tinnily

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Rumfoord groaned tinnily.

unimitative

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

venusian

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--The Winston Niles RumfoordAuthorized Revised Bible For a delicious tea snack, try young harmoniums rolled into tubes and filled with Venusian cottage cheese.

whanged

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The cathedral bells whanged and clanged whenever anything of a religious nature was mentioned.

whangee

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He carried his whangee walking stick at port arms.

whanging

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While Boaz watched expressionlessly, the pain in Unk's head became a whanging, flashing thing.

wispily

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A man and his dog were going to materialize, were going to appear out of thin air--wispily at first, becoming, finally, as substantial as any man and dog alive.

writhingly

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Heroically, the man at the stake now overcame the will of his antenna, spoke rapidly, writhingly.

yorkers

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"Doubtless," said Fern, "there are gigolos and party girls and New Yorkers who are grateful for this relief from biology.