The Crying Of Lot 49 Vocabulary List

adeste

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The Paranoids were singing, to the tune of "Adeste Fideles": Hey, solid citizen, we just pinched your bo-oat, Hey, solid citizen, we just pinched your boat .

antwerp

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Meanwhile, in Brussels and Antwerp signs of decay in the system had appeared.

anzac

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The father was huddled in a shellhole on the steep cliffs of the Anzac beachhead, Turkish shrapnel flying all over the place.

aridly

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Chuckled aridly.

armenian

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All Oedipa would remember about him at first, in fact, were his slender build and neat Armenian nose, and a certain affinity of his eyes for green neon.

beaverboard

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They entered a warren of rooms and corridors, lit by 10-watt bulbs, separated by beaverboard partitions.

bircher

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"You think like a Bircher," Fallopian said.

boeing

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Convair boosts the satellite Into orbits round; Boeing builds the Minuteman, We stay on the ground.

botticelli

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We'll call it Strip Botticelli."

californian

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Though she knew even less about radios than about Southern Californians, there were to both outward patterns a hieroglyphic sense of concealed meaning, of an intent to communicate.

californiana

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Real good documentation, this Californiana crap.

cammed

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Cammed each night out of that safe furrow the bulk of this city's waking each sunrise again set virtuously to plowing, what rich soils had he turned, what concentric planets uncovered?

chinatown

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In Chinatown, in the dark window of a herbalist, she thought she saw it on a sign among ideographs.

constantinople

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Soon our sub's periscope'll aim for Constantinople, As again we set hopeful to sea; Once more unto the breach, for those boys on the beach, Just my daddy, my doggie and me.

freudian

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"Listen," Hilarius said after awhile, "have I seemed to you a good enough Freudian?

genghis

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As it was she got an assist from one Genghis Cohen, who is the most eminent philatelist in the L.A. area.

goldwater

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Genghis Cohen had a touch of summer flu, his fly was half open and he was wearing a Barry Goldwater sweatshirt also.

granddaughterly

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Oedipa, sensitized, thinking of the bronze marker, smiled at him as granddaughterly as she knew how and asked, "Did he ever have to fight off desperados?"

gutlessness

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It's a symptom of the gutlessness of the whole society."

hipshot

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In front of his door, which she could never remember having seen closed, Oedipa stood hipshot awhile, questioning her own sanity.

hondas

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But it was English she was hearing as she crossed Bancroft Way among the blonde children and the muttering Hondas and Suzukis; American English.

hophead

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It's not like you're some hophead.

jacobean

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It's an anthology, Jacobean Revenge Plays.

kasher

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"My mother," he announced bitterly, "was really out to kasher me, boy, like a piece of beef on the sink, she wanted me drained and white.

mailsack

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A great shout went up near the doorway, bodies flowed toward a fattish pale young man who'd appeared carrying a leather mailsack over his shoulder.

martyrize

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Not the fanatic our more left-leaning friends over in the Birch Society chose to martyrize."

meathooks

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She might well be in the cold and sweatless meathooks of a psychosis.

moroccan

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From what he could gather, the efficiency expert wished to have sexual intercourse with the wife on the Moroccan rug in the living room.

newsless

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It may have been an intuition that the letter would be newsless inside that made Oedipa look more closely at its outside, when it arrived.

ogived

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Out in it, on a round island of fill among blue wavelets, squatted the social hall, a chunky, ogived and verdigrised, Art Nouveau reconstruction of some European pleasure-casino.

oligarchist

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The oligarchist, the miracle?"

pinguid

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A frail young man in a drip-dry suit slid into the seat across from them, introduced himself as Mike Fallopian, and began proselytizing for an organization known as the Peter Pinguid Society.

polynesian

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He had a crewcut and the same underage look as Koteks, but wore a shirt on various Polynesian themes and dating from the Truman administration.

rorschach

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His theory being that a face is symmetrical like a Rorschach blot, tells a story like a TAT picture, excites a response like a suggested word, so why not.

sicily

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"I have relatives in Sicily," said Di Presso, in comic broken English.

songfest

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The routine business took an hour; for another hour the shareholders and proxies and company officers held a Yoyodyne songfest.

subvocally

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They are stripping from me, she said subvocally--feeling like a fluttering curtain in a very high window, moving up to then out over the abyss--they are stripping away, one by one, my men.

sweatless

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She might well be in the cold and sweatless meathooks of a psychosis.

unmiraculous

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Unmiraculous.

unsexual

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As if he were, in some unsexual way, competition.

unwatermarked

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"Normally this issue, and the others, are unwatermarked," Cohen said, "and in view of other details--the hatching, number of perforations, way the paper has aged--it's obviously a counterfeit.

vatican

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"And how," he said, "did you get into the Vatican library?"

verdigrised

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Out in it, on a round island of fill among blue wavelets, squatted the social hall, a chunky, ogived and verdigrised, Art Nouveau reconstruction of some European pleasure-casino.

victorian

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From a drawer he produced a Xeroxed wad of papers, showing a box with a sketch of a bearded Victorian on its outside, and coming out of the top two pistons attached to a crankshaft and flywheel.

volkswagen

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She drove savagely along the freeway, hunting for Volkswagens.

volkswagens

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She drove savagely along the freeway, hunting for Volkswagens.

westphalia

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At least one among them hip enough to foresee the end of the Thirty Years' War, the Peace of Westphalia, the breakup of the Empire, the coming descent into particularism.

whitechapel

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But the 'Whitechapel' edition, besides being a fragment, abounds in such corrupt and probably spurious lines, as we have mentioned elsewhere, and is hardly to be trusted.

wirephoto

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Finally one day he noticed a front page story in the Times, complete with AP wirephoto, about a Buddhist monk in Viet Nam who had set himself on fire to protest government policies.

zealander

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On the screen New Zealanders and Turks were impaling one another on bayonets.