Collected Shorter Fiction, Volume 2 Vocabulary List

abyssinian

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There were Abyssinian Christians, Lamas from Thibet, Ismailians and Fire-worshippers.

armenian

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They came to the church; a great many pilgrims were there; some Russians and some of other nationalities: Greeks, Armenians, Turks, and Syrians.

assyria

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11, as, 'the King of Assyria, which took Manasseh in chains, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon'.

babylon

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11, as, 'the King of Assyria, which took Manasseh in chains, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon'.

beardy

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'Give way, fur hat,--Let's have some service there, beardy, Give way, you toboggan, Give way, laundress, Give way, horse-doctor,--Give way, you fine figure, Give way, Monsieur'.

caspian

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In the boat Juzio would emerge and they would sail down to the Caspian Sea.

caucasus

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In the Caucasus in those days each company chose men to manage its own commissariat.

chryseis

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Menelaus and Paris and Helen; Achilles and Agamemnon and Chryseis - it is all a description of the terrible ills that flowed and still flow from such infringements.'

circassian

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Hadji Murad adjusted the pistol at his back, came up to the cushions, and wrapping his Circassian coat closer round him, sat down.

constantinople

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On the third day it grew calm, and on the fifth day they anchored at Constantinople.

cracknel

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'It's not good for him,' said Vasili Andreevich, munching a cracknel after emptying his glass.

crimea

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And do you know, I should advise you to go to the Crimea.

desyatin

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1 120 desyatins.

englishwoman

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My head nurse was Sophia Ivanovna Benkendorf, a German; and the second nurse was an Englishwoman named Hessler.

frenchwoman

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with which he was greeted by a skinny Frenchwoman seated at a writing-desk.

ganges

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Brahma is the One, the mighty God, and in His honour are built the temples on the Ganges' banks, where His true priests, the Brahmins, worship him.

georgian

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A Georgian prince offered his arm to Princess Vorontsova's friend, Countess Choiseuil.

golgotha

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Then the monk led Efim to the right, up the steps to Golgotha, to the place where the cross had stood.

iliad

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'I might have forgotten the Iliad which we used to read and study together, but you who live among sages and poets cannot have forgotten it.

kazachok

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But there was more to come: now we were going down Polskaya Street again and the Queen of Wurttemberg was there; but suddenly I was dancing a Ukrainian kazachok.

kirghiz

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Then the Kirghiz captured his best herd of horses; and Ilyas's property dwindled away.

koumys

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1 Kumiss (or more properly koumys) is a fermented drink prepared from mare's milk.

manasseh

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11, as, 'the King of Assyria, which took Manasseh in chains, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon'.

maupassant

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FRANCOISE (TOLSTOY'S ADAPTATION OF A STORY BYGUY DE MAUPASSANT) I ON the 3rd of May 1882 a three-masted sailing vessel, Notre-Dame-des-Vents, left Havre for the China Seas.

meller

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There was only one unpleasant thing about it: General Meller-Zakomelsky was in command of the army at Vozdvizhensk, and the whole affair ought to have been carried out through him.

menelaus

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12 Read: Even if one admits that Menelaus might prefer Helen for his whole lifetime, Helen would prefer Paris.

mohammedan

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We have not even reached the level of Europe, of Paris, of the Zwei Kinder System, or of the Mohammedans, and we have devised nothing of our own because we have not thought at all about the matter.

morpheus

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<'Morpheus, take me into your embrace.'

morphinist

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To be a libertine is a physical condition like that of a morphinist, a drunkard, or a smoker.

muridism

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Murid A disciple or follower: 'One who desires' to find the way in Muridism.

parisian

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And when one hears of the "gilded youths", of officers, of the Parisians ...!

persia

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One day a learned Persian theologian visited this coffeehouse.

polygamously

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The husband and wife merely deceive people by pretending to be monogamists, while living polygamously.

pompeian

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Dinner that day was served in the Pompeian Hall.

prussia

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and calling to mind the weakness and stupidity of his brother-in-law the King of Prussia, he shook his head.

pucelage

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home in his carriage, and the latter jokingly remarked 'Le jeune a perdu son pucelage?29 Yes, I do so enjoy bringing attractive young people together.'

scythian

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You would all be slaves of the Scythians or the barbarians - the first people who happened to hear of your existence.

shrove

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It was a Shrove Tuesday and everyone was out driving: sledges and pairs, four-in-hands, carriages, trotters, ladies in silk coats - all parading in a row along Kiev Street - hordes of pedestrians too.

shrovetide

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It was regular Shrovetide weather: it was foggy, the snow, saturated with water, was thawing on the roads, and water dripped from every roof.

siberia

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And his wife went bragging to the neighbours, saying they'd have Ivan condemned and sent to Siberia.

siberian

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Siberian Forest-swamp near Krasnorechinsk TO-DAY is my birthday, I am seventy-two.

sisyphus

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It was the labour of Sisyphus.

sumatra

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We stopped for fresh water, and landed on the east coast of the island of Sumatra.

tabatiere

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'Ou est ma tabatiere?

thibet

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There were Abyssinian Christians, Lamas from Thibet, Ismailians and Fire-worshippers.

tolstoy

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n over a period of more than half a century, these stories reflect every aspect of Tolstoy's art and personality.

tolstoyan

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It is on the third day that he rises again, not yet to a redeemed life, but to the Tolstoyan equivalent of purgatory.

ukrainian

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'They're laughing at you because your mouth's all on one side,' remarked the high voice of the third soldier, an Ukrainian.

unstitching

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Eldar took them and at once went into the moonlight, drew a small knife from under his dagger and started unstitching the lining of the beshmet.

unwinnowed

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The men were shovelling the unwinnowed grain into heaps, the woman and the girl sweeping up what remained.