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(adjective) being less dense / (adjective) of, relating to, or interesting to a select group; esoteric / (adjective) very high / (verb) to make rare, thin, porous, or less dense; to expand without the addition of matter / (verb) to make more spiritual, refined, or abstruse / (verb) to become less dense

62

Nabokov’s sentences go on for lines and sometimes pages, and his highfalutin diction sprouts naturally from his polyglot education and rarefied background

—p.62 Don’t Try This at Home: The Seductive, Narcissistic Count (55) by Mary Karr
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Nabokov’s sentences go on for lines and sometimes pages, and his highfalutin diction sprouts naturally from his polyglot education and rarefied background

—p.62 Don’t Try This at Home: The Seductive, Narcissistic Count (55) by Mary Karr
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(noun) a psychological disorder marked especially by easy fatigability and often by lack of motivation, feelings of inadequacy, and psychosomatic symptoms

65

the kind of grotesque portraits Nabokov can paint of family underlings like his neurasthenic governess Mademoiselle

—p.65 Don’t Try This at Home: The Seductive, Narcissistic Count (55) by Mary Karr
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the kind of grotesque portraits Nabokov can paint of family underlings like his neurasthenic governess Mademoiselle

—p.65 Don’t Try This at Home: The Seductive, Narcissistic Count (55) by Mary Karr
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(adjective) very flowery in style; ornate / tinged with red; ruddy / marked by emotional or sexual fervor / elaborately or excessively intricate or complicated

89

Some memories—often the best and worst—burn inside us for lifetimes, florid, unforgettable, demanding to be set down.

—p.89 Hucksters, the Deluded, and Big Fat Liars (81) by Mary Karr
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Some memories—often the best and worst—burn inside us for lifetimes, florid, unforgettable, demanding to be set down.

—p.89 Hucksters, the Deluded, and Big Fat Liars (81) by Mary Karr
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(noun) a woman who is the most respected or prominent person in a particular field (feminine version of doyen)

113

Maybe any writer who yaps about her work outside brief interviews comes off as a car salesman. Or worse, as if she’s touting herself as the doyenne.

—p.113 Dealing with Beloveds (On and Off the Page) (111) by Mary Karr
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Maybe any writer who yaps about her work outside brief interviews comes off as a car salesman. Or worse, as if she’s touting herself as the doyenne.

—p.113 Dealing with Beloveds (On and Off the Page) (111) by Mary Karr
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(adj) having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters

117

His sole question—“Were you penetrated?”—felt coldly prurient.

—p.117 Dealing with Beloveds (On and Off the Page) (111) by Mary Karr
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His sole question—“Were you penetrated?”—felt coldly prurient.

—p.117 Dealing with Beloveds (On and Off the Page) (111) by Mary Karr
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hew (en)

(verb) to cut with blows of a heavy cutting instrument / (verb) to fell by blows of an ax / (verb) to give form or shape to with or as if with heavy cutting blows / (verb) to make cutting blows / (verb) conform adhere / (abbreviation) Department of Health, Education, and Welfare / (verb) to hew (as timber) coarsely without smoothing or finishing / (verb) to form crudely

130

Even though her family was black and mine white, I hewed more to her worldview than to the four-in-hand tie knotters riding the club car or going to the Yale game in Cheever’s and Salinger’s and Fitzgerald’s books.

on Maya Angelou

—p.130 Personal Run-Ins with Fake Voices (129) by Mary Karr
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Even though her family was black and mine white, I hewed more to her worldview than to the four-in-hand tie knotters riding the club car or going to the Yale game in Cheever’s and Salinger’s and Fitzgerald’s books.

on Maya Angelou

—p.130 Personal Run-Ins with Fake Voices (129) by Mary Karr
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(linguistics) the omission of a sound or syllable when speaking OR the act or an instance of omitting something

131

This whole herd of poets—all but Dickinson classically educated—operates on elision and emotional reserve.

—p.131 Personal Run-Ins with Fake Voices (129) by Mary Karr
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This whole herd of poets—all but Dickinson classically educated—operates on elision and emotional reserve.

—p.131 Personal Run-Ins with Fake Voices (129) by Mary Karr
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(adjective) deserving to be execrated; detestable / (adjective) very bad; wretched

132

Here’s an execrable excerpt from my 1978 poem “Civilization and Its Discontents”

—p.132 Personal Run-Ins with Fake Voices (129) by Mary Karr
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Here’s an execrable excerpt from my 1978 poem “Civilization and Its Discontents”

—p.132 Personal Run-Ins with Fake Voices (129) by Mary Karr
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in a slanting or oblique position

179

I just couldn’t stop seeing my marriage except colored by our divorce, and I wrote the same pages over and over, not making stuff up, but canting the material one way, then another. At first I wrote events that cast him as perfect and me as a drunken slag. Then I wrote him as an icy WASP and myself as a tender heart.

—p.179 Major Reversals in Cherry and Lit (173) by Mary Karr
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I just couldn’t stop seeing my marriage except colored by our divorce, and I wrote the same pages over and over, not making stuff up, but canting the material one way, then another. At first I wrote events that cast him as perfect and me as a drunken slag. Then I wrote him as an icy WASP and myself as a tender heart.

—p.179 Major Reversals in Cherry and Lit (173) by Mary Karr
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relating to or characteristic of an elegy.

196

lacing it all together is his own elegiac longing for some solid ground he never really finds

—p.196 Michael Herr: Start in Kansas, End in Oz (193) by Mary Karr
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lacing it all together is his own elegiac longing for some solid ground he never really finds

—p.196 Michael Herr: Start in Kansas, End in Oz (193) by Mary Karr
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