A Fable Vocabulary List

abnegate

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Or perhaps to teach them to relinquish, abnegate.

accentless

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He came on into the room, saying in that perfect accentless English, 'Dinner, gentlemen,' as both leaves of the door slid back.

asphyxiates

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It will be his own frankenstein which roasts him alive with heat, asphyxiates him with speed, wrenches loose his still living-entrails in the ferocity of its prey-seeking stoop.

assoil

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'Christ assoil us,' the fourth said.

balkan

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Then she too turned to the other, speaking not in French now but in the old Balkan tongue of her childhood: 'You too.

banlieu

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34 banlieu] Suburbs, outskirts.

bedclothing

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', the husband waking too, to lie for an instant, then surging upright among the tumbled bedclothing.

bridesman

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But nothing else remained: Bridesman's and Cowrie's hut (That was one of the dangled prerequisites for being brave enough to get to be a captain: half a hut to yourself.

briton

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He said to the Briton: 'Yes, Colonel?'

burked

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something happened down there yesterday morning in the French front, a regiment failed--burked--mutinied, we dont know what and are not going to know what because they aren't going to tell us.

cataracted

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She faced them all, but none in particular, motionless while she listened for the sound of the girl's breathing until she located it and turned quickly toward the girl her fierce cataracted stare.

corinthian

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1 Corinthians 15:20-22.

decimates

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It's simple nameless war which decimates our ranks.

doughfoot

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'Maybe because an American doughfoot is the only bastard they could bribe with a trip to Paris,' the sergeant-major said.

dumpier

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The second woman had not moved, the shorter, dumpier, softer one.

enfield

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Perhaps I know already--the ghosts of your ancient English bowmen there at Mons?--in leather jerkins and hose and crossbows, and he among them in khaki and a steel helmet and an Enfield rifle?

englishman

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He went to Canada, where he pretended to be an Englishman and joined the RAF training program there.

extricable

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A fate, a destiny in it: mine and yours, one and inextricable.

frankenstein

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It will be his own frankenstein which roasts him alive with heat, asphyxiates him with speed, wrenches loose his still living-entrails in the ferocity of its prey-seeking stoop.

frenchwoman

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'The youngest one, the girl, is a Frenchwoman.

ganymede

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'He said to bring the basket back,' the ganymede said.

gowan

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Temple is now married to Gowan Stevens.

griefless

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She looked at the sergeant-major, cold, griefless, impersonal.

indigest

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'Or indigest,' the third said.

indomitability

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And now the aide was not humble, not even dogged; certainly the general would not have recognised despair, though he might indomitability: 'I dont know enough yet.

inflectionless

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He spoke directly to the division commander in the same tone, pleasant and inflectionless: 'Many thanks.

insuperably

(vocab lists with insuperably)
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and the other, insuperably calm, insuperably intractable: 'How could he told me?

iowan

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the one in the front seat said to the Iowan who was still leaning out toward the building's dizzy crenellated wheel.

levantine

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Finish it, do for two of them at once, before they can sell them to South America or the Levantine.

napoo

(vocab lists with napoo)
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24 napoo] Finished, done, nothing doing, end of argument (from il n'y a plus, "it is no more").

outswung

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He strode to the window and thrust his whole upper body out as he reached for the outswung casement and began to swing it in.

overslaughed

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But then, the colonel might get his back up for being overslaughed.

picard

(vocab lists with picard)
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'So did the British lieutenant general who commanded that army in Picardy two months ago.'

picklock

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'All right, all right,' the ex-picklock said.

pillowless

(vocab lists with pillowless)
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Beneath this, against the wall, was a single narrow army cot pillowless beneath a neatly and immaculately drawn gray army blanket; at the foot of it sat the old general's battered field desk.

pulitzer

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A FABLE Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this allegorical novel about World War I is set in the trenches of France and deals with a mutiny in a French regiment.

pyrenean

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His first recollection had been a Pyrenean orphanage run by a Catholic sisterhood, where there was no record of his parentage whatever, even to be concealed.

quicking

(vocab lists with quicking)
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They didn't answer, staring up at him--the wan girl, the tall calm woman, the quicking and serene approval of the sister.

saigon

(vocab lists with saigon)
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'This is why you are not going back to Saigon after your leave, why you are going on Home Establishment from now on.

sambo

(vocab lists with sambo)
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'Maybe Sambo's got one,' Buchwald said.

savile

(vocab lists with savile)
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He said they was made in a place called Savile Row for what he called the second largest duke in the Irish peerage.')

senegalese

(vocab lists with senegalese)
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So the Senegalese would actually be leading each group when it emerged into its company street.

sicking

(vocab lists with sicking)
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Only folks kept on steering him wrong, sending him off in the wrong direction, sicking the dogs on him, cops always saying Move on, move on--you know how it is.

tartuffe

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So I thought of becoming an actor--Henry V--Tartuffe better than nothing--even Cyrano.

tibetan

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He's in a Tibetan lamasery.'

trustle

(vocab lists with trustle)
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To stop remembering that trustle and get limbered up again and start being a horse.

twinlike

(vocab lists with twinlike)
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The officer completed his stride onto the firestep; now both the helmets slanted motionless and twinlike between the sandbags while the two of them peered through the aperture.

uncapitalized

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Commas are sometimes used expressively to suggest the movements of the voice, and capitals are sometimes meant to give significances to a word beyond those it might have in its uncapitalized form.

unimpatient

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A leashed quality, but even, almost unimpatient as they sat holding each his upended unsoiled spoon like a boat-crew or a parade.

victorian

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Otherwise the room contained a heavyish, Victorian-looking, almost American-looking table surrounded by four chairs in which the four generals were sitting.