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This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

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(adjective) involving or accomplished with careful perseverance / (adjective) diligent in application or pursuit

14

Press coverage of the industry was boosterish and sedulously uninvestigative, as journalists tended to embrace Google’s old “Don’t be evil” motto as a factual description of its aims

—p.14 Code Red (14) by Alex Press
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Press coverage of the industry was boosterish and sedulously uninvestigative, as journalists tended to embrace Google’s old “Don’t be evil” motto as a factual description of its aims

—p.14 Code Red (14) by Alex Press
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(adjective) true genuine

97

a bevy (it really is the only word for it, echt B-movie stuff) of beautiful girls surrounded me

—p.97 Two Stories (95) by Helen DeWitt
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a bevy (it really is the only word for it, echt B-movie stuff) of beautiful girls surrounded me

—p.97 Two Stories (95) by Helen DeWitt
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clear and obvious, in a stark or exaggerated form

101

a terrible trial for poor Angus, who felt he’d done nothing to deserve it. He stalked off the yacht at the earliest possible opportunity, injured innocence writ large on his brow.

—p.101 Two Stories (95) by Helen DeWitt
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a terrible trial for poor Angus, who felt he’d done nothing to deserve it. He stalked off the yacht at the earliest possible opportunity, injured innocence writ large on his brow.

—p.101 Two Stories (95) by Helen DeWitt
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(adjective) marked by transparency; pellucid / (adjective) clear and simple in style / (adjective) absolutely serene and untroubled

102

spend the afternoons swimming in the limpid water

—p.102 Two Stories (95) by Helen DeWitt
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spend the afternoons swimming in the limpid water

—p.102 Two Stories (95) by Helen DeWitt
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(adj) exhibiting different colors, especially as irregular patches or streaks

109

I have noticed this tendency to reductionism in X before. The text is infinitely variegated, the subtext always the same.

—p.109 Two Stories (95) by Helen DeWitt
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I have noticed this tendency to reductionism in X before. The text is infinitely variegated, the subtext always the same.

—p.109 Two Stories (95) by Helen DeWitt
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(adjective) deficient in color; wan / (adjective) lacking sparkle or liveliness; dull

179

American spies are naïfs or pallid sidekicks

—p.179 On spy fiction (175) missing author
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American spies are naïfs or pallid sidekicks

—p.179 On spy fiction (175) missing author
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term derived from heraldry; means "placed into abyss"

180

The mole offers the spy story its mise en abyme: their every act is at once real and false, an embodied double negative; they threaten at every moment to double or triple themselves

—p.180 On spy fiction (175) missing author
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The mole offers the spy story its mise en abyme: their every act is at once real and false, an embodied double negative; they threaten at every moment to double or triple themselves

—p.180 On spy fiction (175) missing author
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(noun) a literary term coined by Alexander Pope to describe to describe amusingly failed attempts at sublimity (an effect of anticlimax created by an unintentional lapse in mood from the sublime to the trivial or ridiculous); adj is "bathetic"

182

Even the spy’s sexiness is bathetic

—p.182 On spy fiction (175) missing author
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Even the spy’s sexiness is bathetic

—p.182 On spy fiction (175) missing author
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(verb) to expose to shame or blame by means of falsehood and misrepresentation / (verb) violate betray

183

The agency may in fact be the villain in most postwar spy stories: it tries to eliminate Jason Bourne, it traduces its employees like Milo Weaver or David Morgan

—p.183 On spy fiction (175) missing author
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The agency may in fact be the villain in most postwar spy stories: it tries to eliminate Jason Bourne, it traduces its employees like Milo Weaver or David Morgan

—p.183 On spy fiction (175) missing author
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(noun) a usually short sermon / (noun) a lecture or discourse on or of a moral theme / (noun) an inspirational catchphrase or platitude. homiletic: the art of preaching or writing sermons

191

is also the least homiletic

—p.191 On Zadie Smith (185) missing author
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is also the least homiletic

—p.191 On Zadie Smith (185) missing author
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