Anathem Vocabulary List

aerocraft

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The aerocraft's window had grown a million-edged network of tiny fractures that pulverized the light into a dust of rare colors.

analemmas

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"And instead we talked about consciousness and analemmas."

anathem

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(2) In New Orth, an aut by which an incorrigible fraa or suur is ejected from the math and his or her work sequestered (hence the Fluccish word Anathema meaning intolerable statements or ideas).

belchers

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And not just nerve-gas farters but bomb droppers and fire belchers."

bobbling

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Osa shrugged and made a gentle bobbling motion with his hands, which I thought was his way of telling me that they tried to weigh Sark's preaching fairly.

boilover

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Emman had yanked us; a boilover demanded our attention.

bonging

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My heart was bonging like a bell as I climbed; I gripped the rungs hard so I wouldn't fall off.

concents

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+ 320 TO + 360: Advances in praxis of genetic sequences made at various concents, frequently arising from collaboration between Faanians and Halikaarnians.

dowment

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Dowments outlawed.

exsanguinate

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"Fortunately, my blood supply is simply enormous, because of my size," Arsibalt pointed out, "otherwise, I fear I should exsanguinate."

fuzzball

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Their fuzzballs were blue.

hundreder

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"Or to untie them-" "She's a Hundreder," I warned him, "and the Convox won't last forever."

intercosmic

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"These people can build self-sufficient intercosmic starships, but they don't have recording devices?"

juked

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I was too high, though-too far from Arbre-so I juked northwest, killing a bit of my orbital velocity, dropping to a lower altitude.

malter

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This new guy's name was Malter.

mithra

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Our final approach to the starhenge was a spiral stair that coiled around the largest of those shafts: the one that rotated the great Telescope of Saunts Mithra and Mylax.

modelmaker

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My old stabil looked, in my eyes, like a half-scale reproduction of itself thrown together by a sloppy modelmaker.

mountainously

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The vertex was looming mountainously as we carried on this conversation.

paralyzingly

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It was good, in a way, that the view from the hospital roof afforded so many remarkable things to look at and talk about, because otherwise the conversation would have been paralyzingly awkward.

peregrin

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Beginning of Peregrin period.

peregrins

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There's a hundred other peregrins from eight different maths-all waiting on you!"

physiologer

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Compare Physiologer.

pickiest

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"Okay," I said, "so here you are in a Lucub, in a chalk hall somewhere with all of the pickiest, most obstreperous cell leaders-" "Who are wonderful, by the way!"

pinpricked

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He rested his hand on the sheet that Ala had pinpricked the day before.

primeness

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Clearly its primeness has nothing to do with our brains."

pythagorean

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Equivalent to the Pythagorean Theorem on Earth.

redshirt

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My protector abandoned me and slipped through the crowd to join the other two redshirts and help bat away projectiles.

redshirted

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A redshirted woman on the perimeter called out "Fusil" which was a ridiculously archaic Orth word meaning a long-barreled firearm.

redshirts

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My protector abandoned me and slipped through the crowd to join the other two redshirts and help bat away projectiles.

saecular

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+ 1000: First Millennial Convox + 1107 TO Detection of a dangerous asteroid (the "Big + 1115: Nugget") prompts the Saecular Power to summon an extraordinary Convox.

saunt

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Saunt Cartas writes Saeculum thereby inaugurating the Old Mathic Age.

shinnying

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Sammann and Gratho clambered free of their monyafeeks and took to shinnying around the payload-tangle.

shrimpy

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"I keep looking at the shrimpy guys in the stained-glass windows," he said.

sline

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According to legend, he was worshipped as a god by the local slines, who eventually killed him and ate his liver.

snoozer

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You might be working with a bunch of lunkheads all morning, the hierarchs might have assigned you to a real snoozer of a messal, but during Lucub you could do what you wanted.

speel

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Have they been letting you watch speelies?"

speeling

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"Speeling in?"

sphenic

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The Sphenic and Protan systems had been dueling for millennia, and continued the struggle here in this nave under the names of Procians and Halikaarnians, Lodoghir and Erasmas.

stretchiness

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The spring constant-the stretchiness-of the membrane is controllable.

theorical

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Like when we used to hold theorical dialogs in Orolo's vineyard."

theorically

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Feral: A literate and theorically minded person who dwells in the Saeculum, cut off from contact with the mathic world.

theorician

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Theorician: Nearly equivalent to theor, but with slightly different connotations.

theorics

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-2700: Diax drives out the Enthusiasts, founds theorics on axiomatic principles and gives it its name.

unrealness

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"Its realness-or unrealness in this case-has to grow out of some other consideration," Emman tried.

unround

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Our orbit was almost perfectly circular-its eccentricity, a measure of how unround it was, was only 0.001-and it skimmed just above the atmosphere, at an altitude of a hundred miles.

unsacked

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Besides ours, only two other Millenarian maths in the world had made it through the Third Sack unviolated and unsacked.

unslings

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"Well, normally, when he gets to the top of the stair, he unslings a bag from his shoulder and hangs it around a stone knob that sticks up from the parapet there.

vestlike

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Cord had left her big tool-harness behind at the machine hall, only to reveal a smaller, vestlike one that I guessed held the stuff she'd not be without under any circumstances.

weatherstripped

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"They check their breathing gear at the door," Cord observed, and pointed to a rack just inside that heavily weatherstripped door where dozens of tank-packs had been hung up.

whiskerless

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Ganelial Crade was probably in his fourth decade, but you could mistake him for a younger man because he was slender and whiskerless.