The Essential Faulkner Vocabulary List

aholt

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You get aholt of yourself.

bookwright

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They were now in Bookwright's stable a half mile from the store.

canaan

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We are seeing a new era, an era dedicated, as our founders intended it, to freedom, liberty and equality for all, to which this country will be the new Canaan---' 'Freedom from what?

carceration

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But that was all past and done when the notion first occurred to him, and in the third month of his incarceration she came to see him.

chickasaw

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A dozen years later Sutpen appeared in the frontier town of Jefferson, where he managed to obtain a hundred square miles of land from the Chickasaws.

churchward

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Along its quiet length white people in bright clumps moved churchward, under the windy bells, walking now and then in the random and tentative sun.

clamb

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"Me and Benjy seed her clamb out de window last night.

coolidge

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"Because of that Republican Coolidge.

crowbait

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Naturally they got spirit; I ain't selling crowbait.

danube

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"How about the 'Blue Danube'?"

gaunted

(vocab lists with gaunted)
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It lay on its side while Sam touched it, its head and the gaunted body, the dog lying motionless, the yellow eyes open.

glasgow

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Son of a Glasgow printer, orphaned and raised by his mother's people in the Perth highlands.

griefless

(vocab lists with griefless)
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Her first) child was born, solitary, inflexible, griefless, ceremonial, in formal and succinct repudiation of grief and despair, who had already had to repudiate belief and hope that was all.

grimm

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Percy Grimm (FROM Light in August) 1940.

halvers

(vocab lists with halvers)
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So the bundle remained behind the rafter and day followed day while he and his partner (he was in partnership now with his host, hunting alligators on shares, on the halvers he called it--"Halvers?"

handwrote

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What need has a fellow like Wash Jones to question or doubt the man that General Lee himself says in a handwrote ticket that he was brave?

hellborn

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"I hellborn, child," Nancy said.

immelmann

(vocab lists with immelmann)
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The airplane came over the loop with one wing down, as though about to make an Immelmann turn.

looey

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"He fum Saint Looey," Frony said.

malay

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He looked like an effigy, like a Malay god in frock coat, drawers, naked chest, the trivial scarlet-heeled shoes.

markless

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He stood for a moment--a child, alien and lost in the green and soaring gloom of the markless wilderness.

mountainously

(vocab lists with mountainously)
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He loaded himself mountainously with stove wood.

naggin

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"Wid you naggin' at her all de blessed time you in de house."

patinaed

(vocab lists with patinaed)
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The mute, meager toys--the fetish-shaped objects made of wood and rags and feathers--lay in the dust about the patinaed doorsteps, among bones and broken gourd dishes.

percheron

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He watched the big Norman draft horses, the Percherons; the trim carriages from which the men in the fine overcoats and the ladies rosy in furs descended and entered the station.

pitiableness

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"I believe in the pitiableness of man," the subadar said.

plowline

(vocab lists with plowline)
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Then he and Uncle Buck and the nigger with the fyce went on, the nigger leading old Jake with one hand and holding the fyce's leash (it was a piece of gnawed plowline) with the other.

popeye

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The story of Popeye and Temple Drake has more meaning than appears on a first hasty reading--the only reading that early critics were willing to grant it.

prophetlike

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He was indefatigable, restrained yet forceful; there was something about him irresistible and prophetlike.

prussia

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"My people are of Prussia little barons.

scrouging

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I could lay my ear to her belly and hear Eula kicking and scrouging like all get-out, feeling the moon."

sereneness

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His face was strained, deprecatory, yet with a kind of sereneness, like that of a man who has conquered himself.

sheetless

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He laid Lion, blood coat and all, on his stale sheetless pallet bed which not even Ash, as deft in the house as a woman, could ever make smooth.

shoehorning

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To watch two mechanics shoehorning him into the cockpit of a Dolphin like two chambermaids putting an emergency bolster into a case too small for it, was a sight to see.

smokepot

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'So it was you that rolled out of that loop with two passengers and a twenty model Hisso smokepot?'

sploshed

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She made the sound into the cup and the coffee sploshed out onto her hands and her dress.

staglike

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Then the broad clay-colored hat soared deliberately outward; an instant later the Texan followed it, though still on his feet, and the pony shot free in mad, staglike bounds.

suption

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A lumpish and silent young man, with eyes the color of stagnant water, he never drank or smoked, but he sometimes chewed a nickel's worth of tobacco until the suption was out of it.

surreptitiousness

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The caution, the surreptitiousness, which had clothed it was now gone.

swivet

(vocab lists with swivet)
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So maybe we better do like they seem to want, and let them sweat and swivet and scrabble through the best they can by themselves."

texan

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"Here, Eck," the Texan said.

theophilus

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"Watch Theophilus.

threatful

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It will be there, musing, quiet, steadfast, not fading and not particularly threatful, but of itself alone serene, of itself alone triumphant.

ticktocked

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The clock ticktocked, solemn and profound.

unbreaking

(vocab lists with unbreaking)
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You have watched an unbreaking groundswell in a cove, the water shallow, the cove quiet, a little sinister with satiate familiarity, while beyond the darkling horizon the dying storm has raged on.

undeviation

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He ate them slowly, watching the unbroken line move up the log and into oblivious doom with a steady and terrific undeviation.

unswallowed

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Again they watched his throat working and the unswallowed water sheathing broken and myriad down his chin, channeling his caked chest.

upflare

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It was steady again now, the fresh wood accepted, being assimilated; soon it would begin to fade again, taking with it the last echo of that sudden upflare of a young man's passion and unrest.

vitry

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At that time the Chevalier Soeur Blonde de Vitry was an old man in Paris, in a toupee and a corset and a careful, toothless old face fixed in a grimace quizzical and profoundly tragic.

yellowbellied

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"Has every preacher and old maid in Jefferson taken their pants down to the yellowbellied son of a bitch?"