The Mansion Vocabulary List

ambushment

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Which is what they--the ambushment--done.

bejesus

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So all you had to figure out was, how the bejesus they would manage it in a town no bigger and equal than Jefferson.

bilbo

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Because this was even before Huey Long had risen far enough to show their own Mississippi Bilbo just what a man with a little brass and courage and no inhibitions could really accomplish.

bluetick

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You know: two dogs comes trotting up and takes a snuff and Number One says, I be dawg if here aint that old bobtail Bluetick from up at Wyott's Crossing.

bollix

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THREE V. K. Ratliff Likely what bollixed Montgomery Ward at first, and for the next two or three days too, was exactly why Flem wanted him specifically in Parchman.

bollixed

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THREE V. K. Ratliff Likely what bollixed Montgomery Ward at first, and for the next two or three days too, was exactly why Flem wanted him specifically in Parchman.

bookwright

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"Maybe she's still trying to find out about them pictures," Homer Bookwright says.

cadillac

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"I've always wanted a Cadillac convertible--provided I can do exactly what I want to with it."

crumblings

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So I was at home in time to be actually present at the first innocent crumblings of what he had obviously assumed to be his impregnable bastions; to "stand up" with him, be groomsman to his disaster.

dassent

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Maybe I dassent to even go inside where they sell hit thinking, not with despair really: still indomitable Likely hit will cost the whole ten-dollar bill, maybe more.

deconsecrated

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Anyway it had been deconsecrated, so what went on inside it since, even the police haven't quite caught up with yet.

deputised

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"I deputised two men at Varner's store yesterday that claim they remember him, would know him again.

doldrum

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Because not only him but all Jefferson was free of Snopeses; for the first time in going on twenty years, Jefferson and Yoknapatawpha County too was in what you might call a kind of Snopes doldrum.

downbent

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He stood, not moving, relaxed, small and frail, his face downbent a little, musing, peaceful, almost like faint smiling.

downtrod

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So much plenty that even the downtrod communist shoe patchers and tinsmiths and Negro children can afford to not need her now.

durndest

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In fact I'd pure hate for that-ere doctor to see me getting out of even a cotton truck or likely he'd try his durndest to collect another dollar from me."

escadrille

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"Lafayette Escadrille," I said.

frenchman

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Because all Frenchman's Bend knew Houston: sulking and sulling in his house all alone by himself since the stallion killed his wife four years ago.

freudian

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"Well, that's as good a Freudian term as another to cover chastity or discretion," his uncle said.

greenwich

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That is, not after the kind of Greenwich Village poet that would get you both blown up by a shell anyhow.

grillework

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The window had not changed: the same unwashed glass behind the wire grillework containing the same tired banjos and ornate clocks and trays of glass jewelry.

heired

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He had not only got shut of his sireen, he had even got shut of the ward he found out she had heired to him.

hitler

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Then it was 1936 and there was less and less of that time left: Mussolini in Italy and Hitler in Germany and sho enough, like Lawyer said, that one in Spain too; Lawyer said, "Pack your grip.

jazzing

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But you never done any jazzing.

kleagle

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He had been the local Kleagle, Dragon, whatever the title was, right up to the day he announced his candidacy--or so the County thought.

lotted

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So when I sent Uncle Gavin the wire I had around fifteen lotted hours, three of which were solo, and when Mother rang my telephone I was already packed up and the car already pointed toward Jefferson.

maline

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Maline.

misfortunate

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And the next morning Lawyer and his sister drove over to Oxford and brought Linda home; a pure misfortunate coincidence that all this had to happen jest a week before her nineteenth birthday.

mussolini

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Then it was 1936 and there was less and less of that time left: Mussolini in Italy and Hitler in Germany and sho enough, like Lawyer said, that one in Spain too; Lawyer said, "Pack your grip.

nepotic

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Though with a definite difference from the standard nepotic run.

nonescape

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Because ever since his own abortive attempt eighteen or twenty years ago he had been known as a sort of self-ordained priest of the doctrine of nonescape.

outshout

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She didn't outshout Thelma nor even shout her silent: Minnie just had more volume, maybe more practice: "Course he never had no money.

patchers

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So much plenty that even the downtrod communist shoe patchers and tinsmiths and Negro children can afford to not need her now.

plowline

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If your nigger'll put this plowline on her, I'll get her out of your way."

precedented

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Which, by the trompled evidence folks went to look at the next day, McCarron wasn't, though not for the already precedented reason.

punkin

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"He went over to look at a mill on Punkin Creek.

raffling

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What would she want in a Ladies' Auxiliary, raffling off homemade jam and lamp shades.

ratlin

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Afterward we will run up to Saratoga and look at that ditch or hill or whatever it was where your first immigrant Vladimir Kyrilytch Ratlin: ancestor entered your native land."

reproachless

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Not chiselled out of her father too because maybe old Snopes was glad to stump up something just to have what Gavin or RatlifE would call that reproachless virgin rectitude stop looking at him.

revealment

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Or maybe it wasn't his career so much as his exposure, revealment.

skeer

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Since to know what waiting means, you got to be skeered or weak or self-doubtful enough to know what impatience or hurry means, and Eula never needed them no more than that dirt does.

sowbelly

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But now he found out for the first time that there was more of it each day than you could eat up each day if you ate twice as much fried sowbelly and white gravy.

spaniard

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"I mind one war they fit with the Spaniards when I was a boy, and there was another with the Germans after that one.

stalag

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"All I had was Harvard and Stalag umpty-nine."

suption

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"I done already had one that I never got much suption out of."

trotline

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Which without doubt the town assumed Jason did too when Jason had eliminated Triplett in his turn back to his deer stand or trotline or minnow bucket.

unenchanted

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Because he was unenchanted now, you see, done freed at last of that fallen seraphim.

unhealth

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I cant imagine no more unhealth a man can have than to be locked up inside a bobwire pen for twenty or twenty-five years.

unmannered

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Sure enough, he had to do it, using the quick hard unmannered word when she said, "Where you going?

wattman

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So the three of them in Gavin's car drove up to Jakcleg Wattman's so-called fishing camp at Wyott's Crossing so she would know where and how herself next time.