Inherent Vice Vocabulary List

acidhead

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Then the feds found out--here's an acidhead billionaire about to give all his money away, and of course they had their own ideas on how to spend it.

actressy

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"Sorry, being actressy.

arpanet

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"ARPAnet," Fritz announced.

badasses

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He goes around with a dozen bikers, mostly Aryan Brotherhood alumni, to watch his back, all court-certified badasses.

boeing

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of course it's a Boeing, shorty--got a problem with that?"

buick

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A minute or two after the Buick drove away toward Hawthorne Boulevard, Doc saw a beat-up El Camino which could only be Bigfoot's creeping along after them.

californian

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"Off-ly in-t'resteen," Doc sang more than spoke in the way Californians do to indicate it isn't interesting at all.

cantonese

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Once a month he ordered thirty meals from South Bay Cantonese out on Sepulveda and kept them in the freezer to thaw out one by one for meals over the next month.

cheries

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"May have to leave in a hurry, mes cheries," rumbled Cookie, burying one hand in Motella's Afro and getting into a kiss of some duration.

chowhound

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This street was a chowhound's delight.

chucky

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It's Chucky!"

colombian

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"Which'd be what, Colombian Orthodox?"

darvon

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"You haven't got a Darvon on you?

disneyland

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It's what they've got planned for this whole town, a big Disneyland imitation of itself.

dubonnet

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"Lieutenant Dubonnet."

dynel

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Chicano bikers were having furtive noontime trysts with young Anglo executives in tax-deductible toupees that retained in their Dynel thatchwork the smell of bars downtown at lunchtime.

excalibur

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Cross traffic, neighborhood machinery such as Excaliburs and Ferraris, came blurring by at high speed, missing them by small clearances.

fanjet

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[Bridge] To the roar of the fanjet .

ferally

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Doc made the mistake of looking over, only to find her staring at him and not the road, eyes glittering ferally through a blond curtain of California-chick hair.

flatweed

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"These are my next-door neighbors, Special Agent Flatweed, Special Agent Borderline-- Doc Sportello."

formby

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You know this English ukulele player named George Formby?"

frankenstein

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There goes my ex-best fella, Got on his Frankenstein shoes, There's my girlfriend Ella, She's got the werewolf blues, When she hits 'em high C's, She's gettin ready to bite, (Look out!)

funfest

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"You think it's all one big monolithic funfest at the LAPD, don't you, nothing to do all day but figure out new ways to persecute you hippie scum.

hawaiian

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The dope was some Hawaiian product Doc had been saving, although at the moment he couldn't remember for what.

hyperdimensional

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Now, two or three angles were occurring to Doc at the same time, displaying themselves in a sort of hyperdimensional pattern across the piece of blank office wall he often used for these exercises.

indochina

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Somehow unavoidably the war in Indochina figured in.

indochinese

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"Indochinese heroin cartel.

jeepers

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Jeepers, I'm getting worse than a doper.

lemurian

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Beginning to panic, and cursing Vehi for setting him up once again, he felt more than saw the Lemurian spirit guide Kamukea as a shadow of deep clarity.

oldsmobile

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Behind her was a double-parked 1969 Oldsmobile, and Doc could dimly make out his father Leo leaning out the window, an inexpensive cigar clamped in his teeth pulsing bright to dim and back again.

ostracizer

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My stash was all over the floor, they cleaned out the fridge, put everything in the Ostracizer and made smoothies and didn't even leave any for anybody else."

panamanian

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Doc had considerately brought along a shirtpocket full of prerolled Panamanian, and soon everybody was wandering around drinking cans of supermarket soda and eating homemade peanut butter cookies.

perrier

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"Should see him now, he can boil tap water, Arrowhead Springs water, club soda, Perrier, you name it.

pissants

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This county-DA exercise really looked to Doc like pissants versus elephants.

pommer

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"Anything from a double-quint pommer down to a sopranino shawm, I'm your person."

prussia

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No Adrian Prussia?"

quipster

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The quipster, along with Zirconia, moved on, nearly colliding with Tito, who arrived in some agitation.

rectogenital

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Doc was surprised at the intensity of the rectogenital throb that ran through him.

sinatra

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Frank Sinatra was playfully attempting to stuff a huge Cuban corona into Fabian's not-altogether-unwilling face.

stodger

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"Then," Shasta murmured, "I guess that one's on my ticket, 'cause it was me who put Coy in touch with Burke Stodger, and it was Burke who set him up with the Viggies."

subgod

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"It's like," Bigfoot had continued, "there's this evil subgod who rules over Southern California?

tailgated

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"Like there was these creeps in a Barracuda that tailgated us all the way from Hollywood?

teeners

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"Submissive, brainwashed, horny little teeners," Shasta continued, "who do exactly what you want before you even know what that is.

termitic

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The termitic houses of Gordita Beach had all turned to the consistency of wet sponge, emergency plumbers reached in to squeeze the beams and joists, thinking of their own winter homes in Palm Springs.

thatchwork

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Chicano bikers were having furtive noontime trysts with young Anglo executives in tax-deductible toupees that retained in their Dynel thatchwork the smell of bars downtown at lunchtime.

topsiders

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"Oh and you might want to wear some Sperry Topsiders instead of that one huarache?"

tweedles

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"Our system works on a similar principle," Doc now explained to the Tweedles, Art and Cindi, "we set up a network of electric eyes hooked to speakers all along your property line.

undrowned

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May we trust that this blessed ship is bound for some better shore, some undrowned Lemuria, risen and redeemed, where the American fate, mercifully, failed to transpire .

unflirtatious

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She grew unflirtatious, almost somber.

vietcong

(vocab lists with vietcong)
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"And don't forget," Sauncho went on to remind him darkly, "that Charles Manson and the Vietcong are also named Charlie."