The Death Of Ivan Ilyich And Other Stories Vocabulary List

abashedly

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Don't be offended with me, Zhenya," Marya Pavlovna said abashedly.

adjutantship

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The emperor Nikolai Pavlovich had known him while still in the Corps and had singled him out later in the regiment, so that an imperial adjutantship was predicted for him.

arabian

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Shamil rode on a white Arabian stallion, who merrily tugged at the reins as they neared home.

armenian

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An Armenian man sitting at the end of the table, who had been in Temir Khan Shura at the time, told in detail about this exploit of Hadji Murat's.

bairam

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"Then write to your father that if he comes back to me now, before bairam, I will forgive him and everything will be as before.

bashlyk

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As soon as dusk fell, two scouts came from the mountains, bound up to the eyes in their bashlyks.

bashlyks

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As soon as dusk fell, two scouts came from the mountains, bound up to the eyes in their bashlyks.

beethoven

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"They played Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata.

bestialist

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And the two muzhiks--the old one and the young one--were hanged with the help of a Tartar hangman invited from Kazan, a cruel murderer and bestialist.

butterlike

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You know that season, when horseshoes imprint themselves on the butterlike roadway.

byronic

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Pushkin tells the story of a world-weary, Byronic Russian officer taken prisoner by the Caucasian mountaineers.

catercorner

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I was sitting catercorner to them and, as the train was not moving, I could hear snatches of their conversation when no one was passing by.

caucasus

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And, second, because it balances nicely with the last piece in the collection, also set in the Caucasus, the novella Hadji Murat, finished in 1904 and published posthumously in 1912.

circassian

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When a beautiful Circassian girl falls in love with him, he is too jaded to respond.

crimea

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And you know, my advice is to go to the Crimea.

dungy

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Again they drove into the street, again it became quiet, warm, cheerful, again the dungy roadway could be seen, again voices and songs could be heard, again a dog barked.

footcloths

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By the first house, frozen laundry hung on a line, fluttering desperately in the wind: shirts, one red, one white, a pair of trousers, footcloths, and a skirt.

georgian

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The Georgian prince gave his arm to Countess Choiseul, the princess's friend.

imposingness

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The imposingness of the merchant's intonations was obviously winning the listeners over, and even the lady felt crushed, but still did not surrender.

karelian

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A table of Karelian birch and a sofa with curved armrests.

meller

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There was only one unpleasant thing: the commander of the army in Vozdvizhenskoe was General Meller-Zakomelsky, and in fact the whole affair should have been conducted through him.

mohammedan

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That's how it was done and is done in all mankind: among the Chinese, the Hindus, the Mohammedans, among our folk; that's how it's done in at least ninety-nine percent of the human race.

nietzsche

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In The Good in the Teaching of Tolstoy and Nietzsche, the Russian philosopher Lev Shestov wrote: "The Death of Ivan Ilyich, as an artistic creation, is one of the most precious gems of Tolstoy's work.

nikon

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The Old Believers, also known as Raskolniki (schismatics), rejected the reforms introduced in the mid-seventeenth century by the patriarch Nikon

outshouted

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"Yes, sir, I know," the gray-haired man outshouted us, "you're speaking of how it's considered to be, and I'm speaking of how it is.

parisian

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And when I hear about gilded youth, officers, Parisians!

peasantlike

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At first they did not like Alyosha--he was much too peasantlike, and poorly dressed, and had no manners, addressing everyone informally--but they soon got used to him.

pirozhki

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The travelers themselves took out the box with pirozhki, wine, sweets.

pleiades

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Looking at the stars, at the Pleiades already risen halfway up the sky, Hadji Murat calculated that it was already long past midnight and that it had long been time for the night's prayer.

polygamously

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The husband and wife only deceive people that they live monogamously, but live polygamously on both sides.

pompeian

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Dinner that day was in the Pompeian Hall.

prettying

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"Only don't bother prettying up your gear.

prosphora

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And suddenly they gave me a prosphora,4 then we went to kiss the cross, began jostling, then at the door there were the beggars.

prussia

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And he remembered his brother-in-law, the king of Prussia, and his weakness and stupidity, and shook his head.

shriekers

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But the shriekers and Charcot's patients8 are completely disabled, while the world is filled with half-crippled women.

shrovetide

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At Shrovetide the old man came to town for the money.

siberia

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He was reckoned a vagabond, tried, and sent to Siberia.

siccing

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They talked, then began siccing, as if they were setting on dogs.

sisyphus

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Like some sort of labor of Sisyphus.

soleless

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Sado and Hadji Murat were silent all the while the women, moving quietly in their soleless red chuviaki, were setting what they had brought before the guests.

sophocles

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He is a warrior and a natural man, who, in the words of the great chorus from Sophocles' Antigone, finds himself "pathless on all paths."

tolstoy

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The eleven stories in this collection were written, with one exception, after 1880--that is, in the last thirty years of Tolstoy's long life (1828-1910).

tonsuring

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The tonsuring was an important inner event for Sergius.

uhlan

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On a little velvet divan, close to each other, sat an uhlan officer and a young, pretty, blond, curly-haired woman in a domino, with her mask off.

ukrainian

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"It's you they're laughing at, because your mug's all askew," said the high Ukrainian voice of the fourth soldier.

unbridle

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I'll give you some straw and unbridle you," he said, while doing what he was saying.

unquestionableness

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Joy was given by the consciousness of humility and the unquestionableness of his actions, which were all determined by the elder.

unsnagged

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The sleighs bumped fenders, almost snagged, came unsnagged, and the muzhiks' sleigh began to drop behind.

unstitch

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Eldar took the gold pieces and, going to a brighter spot, drew the small knife from under his dagger, and at once began to unstitch the lining of the beshmet.

unwinnowed

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The men were raking the unwinnowed grain into a pile, the women and the girl were sweeping up.