Invisible Man Vocabulary List

aboil

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I wanted peace and quiet, tranquillity, but was too much aboil inside.

aroar

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We went in a bunch, out of the dressing room and down a dim passage aroar with the distant sound.

babyishly

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she said, her lips, raw-looking now without makeup, pouting babyishly.

biggity

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Even the biggity school folks up on the hill, only there was a catch to it!

blossomy

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"Ah, those days of ceaseless travel, those youthful days, those springtime days; fertile, blossomy, sun-filled days of promise.

blurrily

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I heard the noise rise to a higher, almost hysterical pitch, somehow making it possible to hear without yelling, our voices moving blurrily underneath.

boomeranging

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It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: That I am nobody but myself.

broadway

(vocab lists with broadway)
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I doubt if there is a brighter spot in all New York than this hole of mine, and I do not exclude Broadway.

bugled

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"It was as though the very constellations knew our impending sorrow," he bugled, his head raised to the ceiling, his voice full-throated.

cadillac

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Then down the long avenue of trees I saw the familiar Cadillac approaching and started inside the building, suddenly filled with panic.

cataracted

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It's all cataracted like a cross-eyed carpenter and it doesn't saw straight.

chaplin

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Pulling the seat of his Charlie Chaplin pants to the side, he broke into deep laughter.

chinkapin

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I was chased out of a chinkapin woods by a bull.

chitterling

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Simply by walking up and shaking a set of chitterlings or a well-boiled hog maw at them during the clear light of day!

disinflate

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Bledsoe would disintegrate, disinflate!

doomlike

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But in the hereness of dusk I am moving toward the doomlike bells through the flowered air, beneath the rising moon.

englander

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I am a New Englander, like Emerson.

ethiopian

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But you know and I know that they ain't none of 'em got no true flag -- except maybe Ras the Exhorter, and he claims he's Ethiopian or African.

finlike

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I saw them suspended motionless above me, then two floating off, first their heads, then the tips of their finlike fingers, moving dreamily from the top of the case.

halleluiah

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"Halleluiah .

hambro

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For the next few months our new brother is to undergo a period of intense study and indoctrination under the guidance of Brother Hambro.

harlem

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All they know is that according to the master meter back there in their power station a hell of a lot of free current is disappearing somewhere into the jungle of Harlem.

hereness

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But in the hereness of dusk I am moving toward the doomlike bells through the flowered air, beneath the rising moon.

highballing

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And in its flutter and swoop I heard the sound of a railroad train highballing it, lonely across the lonely night.

homemake

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Them boys woulda tore him to pieces with they homemake knives."

jambo

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I was paralyzed, looking at him, knowing I wasn't dreaming, hearing: What makes him happy, what makes him dance, This Sambo, this jambo, this high-stepping joy boy?

lyncher

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To some, you are the great white father, to others the lyncher of souls, but for all, you are confusion come even into the Golden Day."

marse

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"Wouldn't it be better if they called you Marse Jack?"

moiled

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A crowd of men and women moiled like nightmare figures in the smoke-green haze.

niggerism

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The captions over his picture: Prominent Educator Reverts to Field Niggerism!

nijinsky

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"A consummate example of skilled theoretical Nijinskys leaping ahead of history.

nubian

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A black statue of a nude Nubian slave grinned out at me from beneath a turban of gold.

ofays

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"You mean those ofays?"

pancaking

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And just then a paper bag sailed from a window to my left and burst like a silent grenade, scattering garbage into the trees and pancaking to earth with a soggy, exhausted plop!

politicalized

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Did it signify love or politicalized hate?

renoir

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"What a beautiful room you have here," I said, looking across the rich cherry glow of furniture to see a life-sized painting of a nude, a pink Renoir.

riddler

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He's a riddler, shouldn't we show him?

salvationist

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She was slipping out of her coat now, looking earnestly into my face, and I thought, Is she a Salvationist, a Puritan-with-reverse-English?

skinlike

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I picked up the link and held it toward him, the metal oily and strangely skinlike now with the slanting sun entering the window.

smokelike

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equality --" The laughter hung smokelike in the sudden stillness.

snowlike

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A single wild rose tossed farewell, bursts slowly, its petals drifting snowlike upon the reluctantly lowered coffin.

spieled

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In fact, I'maseventhsonofaseventhsonbawnwithacauloverbotheyesandraisedonblackcat-boneshighjohntheconquerorandgreasygreens --" he spieled with twinkling eyes, his lips working rapidly.

sterilely

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Hairless, bald and sterilely feminine.

stumbler

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Poor stumblers, neither of you can see the other.

tuxedoes

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All of the town's big shots were there in their tuxedoes, wolfing down the buffet foods, drinking beer and whiskey and smoking black cigars.

unbendingly

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The rest were silent, the brother with the pipe looking at me unbendingly.

unhipped

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unhipped, y'know.

unknownness

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I could feel the bigness of it and the unknownness of it and a pent-up tension -- whether of tears or anger, I couldn't tell.

yessing

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Chapter 24 I started yessing them the next day and it began beautifully.

youngun

(vocab lists with youngun)
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"Learn it to the younguns," he whispered fiercely; then he died.