Vineland Vocabulary List

ablush

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"Ladies, ladies," boomed Sledge, gesturing with his 'fro pick, while Howie, eyes ablush, held out a smoldering joint of gold Colombian as a token of peace.

acidhead

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Here was a world of simplicity and certainty no acidhead, no revolutionary anarchist would ever find, a world based on the one and zero of life and death.

appalachia

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The melody was rooted in Appalachia, in a tradition of hymn and testimony, and the beat was almost--well, lively.

badasses

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"Oh I know there's some heavy-duty hombres, badasses, spend all day narrowly escaping death by tree, not too much patience with anything out of the ordinary, but I've got the element of surprise.

brainlessly

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Not only was nobody thinking about the real situation, nobody was even brainlessly reacting to it.

childward

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Stunned by the great childward surge, critical abilities lapsed.

colombian

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"Ladies, ladies," boomed Sledge, gesturing with his 'fro pick, while Howie, eyes ablush, held out a smoldering joint of gold Colombian as a token of peace.

datsun

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This turned out to be a Datsun Li'l Hustler pickup, belonging to his neighbor Trent, with a camper shell whose unusual design gave the vehicle some cornering problems.

flaff

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In return they gained the superstitious Flaff's confidence, which turned out to include naming them in his will to take over his obligations to Thi Anh Tran.

frankenstein

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He's a classic now, like a Frankenstein, and so what, I don't see how you could have any kind of a problem with that.

freakout

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Hector began to pop and roll his eyes, as if working up to a full-scale freakout.

georgian

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Minoru headed for a public phone while Takeshi waited, reaching for his Georgian silver snuff-box, where the shabu were.

groovier

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--which for many was going too far, including Mirage, on her feet to insist that pigs are really groovy, in fact far groovier than any humans their name ever gets applied to.

guinness

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I wondered how long it was gonna take--twelve, thirteen years, not bad, you mind if I call the Guinness Book Hot Line with this, it has to be a world record for fascist regimes keepin' their word."

hawaiian

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In-flight movies included Hawaii (1966), The Hawaiians (1970), and Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961), among others.

himalaya

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On the train they got back to the Himalayan caper.

idiolalia

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Mind you, this is all in a strange personal code, kind of idiolalia you find in twins, so I don't know if anybody bugging us heard much."

interpol

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By the ancient system, it was the hour of the cock, "In more ways than one," as Takeshi in later years liked to interpolate in comical accents, predictably to DL's annoyance.

jailyard

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Some of this was bush-vet and jailyard moves Zoyd recognized, some was private choreography he couldn't keep up with, though he tried, Isaiah throughout humming Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze."

jitterbugged

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"Yeah, they jitterbugged," said Ernie.

lanier

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'Course you knew all the while I was seeing Captain Lanier.

latening

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And his partner, waiting down beside the car in the latening sunlight, was twice as cute.

malayan

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On the train they got back to the Himalayan caper.

marseillaise

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Presently the grass would start to sing the company jingle, to a, by then, postdisco arrangement of the Marseillaise-- A lawn savant, who'll lop a tree-ee-uh, Nobody beats Mar- Quis de Sod!

meathook

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"Hey, 'f they want to ice you, Bill, they gonna do it," advised the Vomitones' bass player, who went by the professional name Meathook.

meathooks

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"You taught her that, I knew it, got your meathooks on her for one day--" But after Brock Vond and his colleagues, this was not the humiliation it might've been in times of peace.

misoneism

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What really got his attention was the Lombrosian concept of "misoneism."

nehru

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His hair was approaching shoulder length, and tonight he wore a cowrie-shell necklace, white Nehru shirt, and bell-bottom trousers covered with four-color images of Daffy Duck.

nonfantasy

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It didn't help that inside, Prairie liked to imagine herself as just such a figure of luck and grace, no matter what hair, zit, or weight problems might be accumulating in the nonfantasy world.

paisans

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"You guys ain't Gino Baglione and the Paisans!"

polynesian

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Blood ruled out Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Polynesian.

popeye

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"The fucker," Sid told Ernie, at poolside, in confidence, "wants to be the Popeye Doyle of the eighties.

porkin

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"So worried about Hector you didn't even know the other federal guy was porkin' your wife till she was long gone!

rainlight

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He hadn't seen much of Frenesi's face with the Scoopic in front of it, but couldn't have missed her legs, long, bare, sleekly muscled, pale in the rainlight, in the courthouse echoes.

reaganomics

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Maybe you noticed on the news, on the Tube, all these stories about Reaganomics, a-an' cutbacks in the federal budget and stuff?"

shittiness

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"It took another day and night," as DL remembered it, "but it was all just sad human shittiness.

squirmer

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She'd never been a squirmer, not even as a baby.

taiwanese

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Would The All-Regimental Bagpipes Play Prime Time Favorites get him through better or worse than Taiwanese Healthy Brain Aerobics?

tarzan

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Oh, I need Superman, she prayed, Tarzan on that vine.

thanatoid

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"Thanatoids don't get to see many major foods, such as ribs," Ortho Bob continued, "food within the Thanatoid community never bein' that big a priority."

thapsia

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"Dad, they changed my shift again, so I rode in with Thapsia.

theromorphic

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Brock scanned face after face, registering stigmata, a parade of receding foreheads, theromorphic ears, and alarmingly sloped Frankfurt Horizontals.

towable

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And the fellows went on with their night's cruising after accounts towable.

tzimmes

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"Tzimmes also!

ultrazealous

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Undercover, posing as an ultrazealous Cuban Communist, 'Sparky' soon charmed his way into the bearded dictator's confidence.

undanceable

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Disco music coming out the club doors was all in minor keys tonight, the beat slower, undanceable.

underfurnished

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Housing's modular and pretty underfurnished, they don't own many stereos, paintings, carpets, furniture, knickknacks, crockery, flatware, none o' that, 'cause why bother, that about right, OB?"

unfadable

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Frenesi's eyes, even on the aging ECO stock, took over the frame, a defiance of blue unfadable.

unfrowning

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The boy loomed over them, frowning, unfrowning, frowning again as Zoyd and Prairie filled him in and the other Vomitones made dangerous sounds.

vietcong

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Zoyd knew that long ago in Saigon, Blood had more than once heard this warning from elements of the Vietcong in whose interest it was to keep him alive and in business.