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(adj) of, resembling, or relating to twilight

13

She berated him then, and for a while the crepuscular birds retreated, but outside the wind had blown the sun out, and it was getting very cold.

it's defined a little earlier on

—p.13 by Jonathan Franzen
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She berated him then, and for a while the crepuscular birds retreated, but outside the wind had blown the sun out, and it was getting very cold.

it's defined a little earlier on

—p.13 by Jonathan Franzen
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(noun) an upright post about which the steps of a circular staircase wind / (noun) a post at the foot of a straight stairway or one at a landing

31

planting his feet sideways to take the steps three and four at a time, grabbing the newel at each landing and reversing his trajectory with a jerk

—p.31 by Jonathan Franzen
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planting his feet sideways to take the steps three and four at a time, grabbing the newel at each landing and reversing his trajectory with a jerk

—p.31 by Jonathan Franzen
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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

139

Enid had the heretical thought that it might after all have been wiser, in her maternal homilies, to have laid less stress on marriage

—p.139 by Jonathan Franzen
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Enid had the heretical thought that it might after all have been wiser, in her maternal homilies, to have laid less stress on marriage

—p.139 by Jonathan Franzen
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(noun) clothing garments

151

There was something netherworldly in their determined migration, something chilling in the cordiality and white raiment of the Nordic Pleasurelines shore personnel

—p.151 by Jonathan Franzen
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There was something netherworldly in their determined migration, something chilling in the cordiality and white raiment of the Nordic Pleasurelines shore personnel

—p.151 by Jonathan Franzen
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a coarse-grained metamorphic rock that consists of layers of different minerals and can be split into thin irregular plates

164

Most of the houses here, including his own, were made of a schist that resembled raw tin and was exactly the color of his hair

—p.164 by Jonathan Franzen
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Most of the houses here, including his own, were made of a schist that resembled raw tin and was exactly the color of his hair

—p.164 by Jonathan Franzen
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(adjective) tending to cause discontent, animosity, or envy / (adjective) envious / (adjective) of an unpleasant or objectionable nature; obnoxious / (adjective) of a kind to cause harm or resentment

247

But he could already hear Enid's invidious descants on the topic of Denise's wonderfulness.

—p.247 by Jonathan Franzen
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But he could already hear Enid's invidious descants on the topic of Denise's wonderfulness.

—p.247 by Jonathan Franzen
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breed or spread so as to become extremely common; be very crowded; be full of life and activity

254

Gary considered waiting for a less populated car, a ride less pullulating with mediocrity and body smells

—p.254 by Jonathan Franzen
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Gary considered waiting for a less populated car, a ride less pullulating with mediocrity and body smells

—p.254 by Jonathan Franzen
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(verb) kiss

284

he surprised a porter and a maid lasciviously osculating in a stairwell

—p.284 by Jonathan Franzen
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he surprised a porter and a maid lasciviously osculating in a stairwell

—p.284 by Jonathan Franzen
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(adjective) affected with caries (decayed)

298

the rutabaga smelled carious and was already cold

—p.298 by Jonathan Franzen
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the rutabaga smelled carious and was already cold

—p.298 by Jonathan Franzen
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(adjective) of or resembling Proteus in having a varied nature or ability to assume different forms / (adjective) displaying great diversity or variety; versatile

315

every "real" thing in the world was as shabbily protean, underneath, as this electric chair

—p.315 by Jonathan Franzen
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every "real" thing in the world was as shabbily protean, underneath, as this electric chair

—p.315 by Jonathan Franzen
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