The Death Of Ivan Ilyich And Master And Man Vocabulary List

bellyband

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Meanwhile, Nikita had already put on Mukhorty's collar and brass-studded bellyband.

bilingually

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ANN PASTERNAK SLATER, Fellow and Tutor in English at St. Anne's College, Oxford, was brought up bilingually in Russian and English by her mother, the sister of Boris Pasternak.

breeching

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Vassili Andreyich tumbled off, yanking the breeching strap which had supported his leg, and pulling to one side the bellyband he had been holding on to.

caucasus

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Tolstoy was twenty-five years old and on his way home from fighting in the Caucasus.

clacked

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The latch clacked in the outer door, and a tall old peasant with a white beard peered out, a half jacket thrown over his white holiday shirt, holding the door back against the wind.

corseted

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After dinner, at seven o'clock, Praskovya Feodorovna came into his room in evening attire, with plump, corseted breasts and traces of powder on her face.

cretonne

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Sitting down on the ottoman, Piotr Ivanovich remembered Ivan Ilyich furnishing the room and asking his advice about this same pink cretonne with its pattern of green leaves.

crimea

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The following year Tolstoy officially enlisted in the military, and in 1854 he became a commissioned officer in the artillery, serving first on the Danube and later in the Crimean War.

crimean

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The following year Tolstoy officially enlisted in the military, and in 1854 he became a commissioned officer in the artillery, serving first on the Danube and later in the Crimean War.

danube

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The following year Tolstoy officially enlisted in the military, and in 1854 he became a commissioned officer in the artillery, serving first on the Danube and later in the Crimean War.

deathliness

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Ivan Ilyich himself creates the moral deathliness of his life which is finally concretized in his illness.

decollete

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In came his daughter, decollete, her young body bared.

discomfit

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And yet the inconvenient fact of death remains--irrepressible as the springs of the ottoman that so discomfit Piotr Ivanovich as he expresses his condolences to Ivan Ilyich's widow.

discontentedly

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Mukhorty, too, laid back his ears discontentedly and shook his head.

dratted

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He said to himself, "I was just getting better; the medicine was finally beginning to work--and now this dratted misfortune, this damned unpleasantness.

dreamlessly

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He slept dreamlessly for a long time.

hawklike

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Vassili Andreyich sat at the head of the table in just one short, black sheepskin, sucking in his frozen mustache and examining the people around him with his protuberant, hawklike eyes.

hurtles

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Life, a sequence of ever-increasing sufferings, hurtles faster and faster to its end, to the most appalling suffering.

kaftan

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Bustling like him, with a cheery greeting, she seized his shabby kaftan from where it was drying on the stove and hurriedly started shaking out the coarse, crumpled cloth.

keats

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"We hate poetry that has a palpable design on us," Keats complained about Wordsworth.

keeling

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It was caught in a snowdrift, thrashing about and keeling over sideways.

kremlin

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The two were married on September 23, 1862, in a church inside the Kremlin walls.

larking

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They think they can make money larking about.

layabout

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Because I keep my mind on the job, I put an effort into it, not like the others, layabouts and wastrels.

lovey

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"I know it's difficult, lovey," he said to Mukhorty, "but what can we do?

october

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Finally, on the morning of October 28, 1910, Tolstoy fled by railroad from Yasnaya Polyana headed for a monastery in search of peace and solitude.

overcautious

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"Maybe age makes me overcautious, and they'll get there quite safely," he thought.

pesters

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"But he pesters me so!

poisonously

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He smiled poisonously and said, "No."

primp

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"No need to primp over that coat of yours, just hurry up!"

querulousness

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If, on the contrary, he met with antagonism and querulousness, he immediately retreated into his palisaded world of work and found his pleasure there.

rehanging

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He was so taken up with it all that he often did things himself, moving the furniture and rehanging the curtains on his own.

rousseau

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There he studied law and Oriental languages and developed a keen interest in moral philosophy and the writings of Rousseau.

snuffled

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The snuffled panting died away.

tastelessly

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Certainly the main tenor of the objective narrative is that Ivan Ilyich's new home is tastelessly conventional.

tearstained

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His eyes were tearstained and had that impure look4 found in boys of thirteen and fourteen.

thwacking

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shouted the other, ceaselessly thwacking his little horse with the switch.

tiddler

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"If it's the tiddler, then it's the tiddler," he said, backing the intelligent horse, which kept pretending to bite him, into the shafts and harnessing him with the help of the cook's husband.

tiddly

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"Is it the wide one or the tiddly one?"

tolstoy

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He was the fourth of five children born to Count Nikolay Ilyich Tolstoy and Marya Nikolayevna Tolstoya (nee Princess Volkonskaya, who died when Tolstoy was barely two).

totting

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And he began totting up the value of the woodland he had inspected in the autumn, in which he had counted every single tree over a stretch of five acres.

tunefully

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Bells jingling tunefully, three troikas carrying the mail drive past.

twiggy

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As soon as you come out onto the highway there are some little bushes, and opposite them there's a marker, a big twiggy oak branch.

unbuckling

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"We'll have to spend the night here," he repeated, just as though he was planning to spend the night at a coaching inn, and he started unbuckling the hame strap.15 The hames sprang apart.

unhitching

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The widow began unhitching the lace herself.

unhopeful

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The eminent doctor said good-bye with a serious but not unhopeful expression.

unintelligibly

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one of the peasants bellowed at the top of his voice, just as unintelligibly.

unwiped

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She was gazing at him with a look of despair on her face, her mouth open, unwiped tears on her nose and cheeks.

upend

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After half a kilometer they turned left by a tall, upended oak branch bending in the wind, a few dry leaves still clinging to it.

welted

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Instead of high welted boots with whole fronts he makes a pair of soft slippers with single soles, and the fine leather is wasted.