Sanctuary Vocabulary List

anticking

(vocab lists with anticking)
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She unfastened her dress, her arms arched thin and high, her shadow anticking her movements.

arrowlike

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She rose from the bed and removed her coat and stood motionless, arrowlike in her scant dress, her head bent, her hands clasped before her.

bedclothing

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The negro driver had brought a bundle of bedclothing.

begrudges

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"Who begrudges it?

bighearted

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Dont think I fed them my liquor just because I'm bighearted.

blobbed

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The bulky shadow of the felled tree blobbed across the road.

brimless

(vocab lists with brimless)
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She looked at him, her mouth boldly scarlet, her eyes watchful and cold beneath her brimless hat, a curled spill of red hair.

bulkily

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Behind the wheel Snopes loomed bulkily, giving the impression of having been inserted into the car before the top was put on.

chickasaw

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Some early maps transliterated the river's Chickasaw name as Yockney-Patafa.

coolidge

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Calvin Coolidge?"

crittur

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Pore little crittur.

danube

(vocab lists with danube)
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"How about the Blue Danube?"

defunctive

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The road was now a black tunnel floored with the impalpable defunctive glare of the sand.

fairish

(vocab lists with fairish)
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His house was new, on a fairish piece of lawn, the trees, the poplars and maples which he had set out, still new.

fatly

(vocab lists with fatly)
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Miss Jenny gave him her hand and he bent fatly and kissed it.

fattish

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The doctor was a fattish man with thin, curly hair.

finicking

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He did not stop; the finicking swagger of his narrow back did not falter.

flaubert

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4. that ... mouth] In Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary (1856), Emma Bovary kills herself by taking arsenic.

frenchman

(vocab lists with frenchman)
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You pass Mr Tull's about a mile and turn off to the right.......Yes, the Old Frenchman place.

fulgent

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But lilac and wistaria and red-bud, even the shabby heaven trees, had never been finer, fulgent, with a burning scent blowing for a hundred yards along the vagrant air of April and May.

gesticulant

(vocab lists with gesticulant)
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In the yard, beneath the barred window, a man in his shirt sleeves faced the crowd, hoarse, gesticulant.

glassily

(vocab lists with glassily)
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"I have, too," Virgil said, looking glassily about.

gowan

(vocab lists with gowan)
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"Gowan Stevens," Miss Jenny said.

grassplot

(vocab lists with grassplot)
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In the grimy grassplot before it two of those small, woolly, white, worm-like dogs, one with a pink, the other a blue, ribbon about its neck, moved about with an air of sluggish and obscene paradox.

grift

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"If you'll just promise to get the kid a good newspaper grift when he's big enough to make change," he said.

jacklight

(vocab lists with jacklight)
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It was a long, low roadster, with a jacklight.

jazzing

(vocab lists with jazzing)
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Then I could quit jazzing again--" "Jazzing?"

jimson

(vocab lists with jimson)
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It was open at the back, upon a mass of jimson weed in savage white-and-lavender bloom.

lockless

(vocab lists with lockless)
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The woman stood inside the door, against the wall, in the cheap coat, the lace-trimmed crepe nightgown, just inside the lockless door.

lumpily

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The dress, unfastened in the back, hung lumpily about Miss Reba's shoulders.

mentorial

(vocab lists with mentorial)
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Beside the open vestibule Snopes stood, talking with two youths in new straw hats, with something vaguely mentorial about his thick shoulders and his gestures.

mississippian

(vocab lists with mississippian)
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Put a beetle in alcohol, and you have a scarab; put a Mississippian in alcohol, and you have a gentleman----" "Gowan Stevens," Miss Jenny said.

notecase

(vocab lists with notecase)
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He put them into a notecase and stowed it away.

parrotlike

(vocab lists with parrotlike)
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She added a phrase, glibly obscene, with a detached parrotlike effect.

pinkly

(vocab lists with pinkly)
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From their curled shapeless faces bead-like eyes glared with choleric ferocity, their mouths gaped pinkly upon needle-like teeth.

placative

(vocab lists with placative)
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I haven't eaten in......." She looked at the woman's back with a fixed placative grimace.

plaintful

(vocab lists with plaintful)
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Somewhere a whippoorwill called, reiterant, tremulous, plaintful above the insects.

plumpish

(vocab lists with plumpish)
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The man wore flannels and a blue coat; a broad, plumpish young man with a swaggering air, vaguely collegiate.

popeye

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Popeye watched the man--a tall, thin man, hatless, in worn gray flannel trousers and carrying a tweed coat over his arm--emerge from the path and kneel to drink from the spring.

reiterant

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Somewhere a whippoorwill called, reiterant, tremulous, plaintful above the insects.

runlet

(vocab lists with runlet)
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She followed the dry runlet to where a jutting shoulder formed a nook matted with briers.

sourceless

(vocab lists with sourceless)
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It was surrounded by a thick growth of cane and brier, of cypress and gum in which broken sunlight lay sourceless.

spraddled

(vocab lists with spraddled)
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Running, she passed him--a dim, spraddled figure standing at the edge of the porch--and ran on into the kitchen and darted into the corner behind the stove.

tautening

(vocab lists with tautening)
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She began to cringe back, her body arching slowly, her arm tautening in the old man's grasp.

theirn

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When I'm here, in Jefferson, I'm one fellow; what I am up town with a bunch of good sports aint nobody's business but mine and theirn.

uncapitalized

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

unoccupation

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Lying together there, they lent to the room a quality of transience more unmistakable than the makeshift light, the smug paradox of the made bed in a room otherwise redolent of long unoccupation.

unstirring

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He sat down beside the bed and, talking at the top of the unstirring ridge, he told her what he wanted.

upflung

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A thin whisper of shadow cupped its head and lay moist upon its brow; one thin arm, upflung, lay curl-palmed beside its cheek.

upstair

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I've had two police captains drinking beer in my dining-room and the commissioner himself upstairs with one of my girls.