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(adverb or adjective) in a diagonal or oblique position

18

she was seated near Martin, who was catercorner to her left

—p.18 Terrific Mother (3) by Lorrie Moore
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she was seated near Martin, who was catercorner to her left

—p.18 Terrific Mother (3) by Lorrie Moore
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(adjective) kind obliging / (adjective) dutiful / (adjective) volunteering one's services where they are neither asked nor needed; meddlesome / (adjective) informal unofficial

207

a woman brimming with affection, a woman so adroitly officious that she gave the impression of belonging to whomever she was addressing

—p.207 You Must Relax! (199) missing author
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a woman brimming with affection, a woman so adroitly officious that she gave the impression of belonging to whomever she was addressing

—p.207 You Must Relax! (199) missing author
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(adjective) fatty oily / (adjective) smooth and greasy in texture or appearance / (adjective) plastic / (adjective) full of unction / (adjective) revealing or marked by a smug, ingratiating, and false earnestness or spirituality

266

The unctuous voice, the complacent gesture, made Billy Doud seem asinine.

—p.266 Spaceships Have Landed (261) by Alice Munro
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The unctuous voice, the complacent gesture, made Billy Doud seem asinine.

—p.266 Spaceships Have Landed (261) by Alice Munro
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(noun) the act of performing more than is required by duty, obligation, or need

408

To reinvent the wheel of the rose window would be a supererogatory chore.

from a poem by Rachel Hadas

—p.408 Pomework: An Exercise in Occasional Poetry (385) missing author
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To reinvent the wheel of the rose window would be a supererogatory chore.

from a poem by Rachel Hadas

—p.408 Pomework: An Exercise in Occasional Poetry (385) missing author
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(adjective) favorably disposed; benevolent / (adjective) being a good omen; auspicious / (adjective) tending to favor; advantageous

503

The truth is that it was not the most propitious time.

—p.503 The Saint (502) by Gabriel García Márquez
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The truth is that it was not the most propitious time.

—p.503 The Saint (502) by Gabriel García Márquez
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(adjective) causing or tending to cause sleep / (adjective) tending to dull awareness or alertness / (adjective) of, relating to, or marked by sleepiness or lethargy / (noun) a soporific agent / (noun) hypnotic

507

an intelligent, amiable Greek whose soporific discourses on social injustice were his only fault

cute

—p.507 The Saint (502) by Gabriel García Márquez
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an intelligent, amiable Greek whose soporific discourses on social injustice were his only fault

cute

—p.507 The Saint (502) by Gabriel García Márquez
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strongly reminiscent or suggestive of

587

Mr. Christopher squinted against her redolent perfume as she breezed confidently into his living room

—p.587 In the Belly of the Cat (585) missing author
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Mr. Christopher squinted against her redolent perfume as she breezed confidently into his living room

—p.587 In the Belly of the Cat (585) missing author
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(noun) a thin watery or blood-tinged discharge / (noun) an ethereal fluid taking the place of blood in the veins of the ancient Greek gods

620

fill her blue cup with sunny ichor

—p.620 The Third Inning (619) missing author
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fill her blue cup with sunny ichor

—p.620 The Third Inning (619) missing author
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(relating to) a poem, speech, or song of lamentation, especially for the dead; dirge; funeral song.

661

into melody, retreat, begin again: threnody, aubade,

threnody, aubade, like a man who wakes up

—p.661 Rostropovich at Checkpoint Charlie, November 11, 1989 (660) by The Paris Review
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into melody, retreat, begin again: threnody, aubade,

threnody, aubade, like a man who wakes up

—p.661 Rostropovich at Checkpoint Charlie, November 11, 1989 (660) by The Paris Review
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(adjective) extremely loud

689

The doctor’s stentorian voice and overblown statements were starting to annoy him.

—p.689 Her Real Name (679) missing author
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The doctor’s stentorian voice and overblown statements were starting to annoy him.

—p.689 Her Real Name (679) missing author
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