The Diving Bell and the Butterfly- Words & Quotes

Words from The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby: sententious- pretentious reticent- reserved denizen- resident inured- accustomed to hardship Quotes from The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby: “My diving bell becomes less oppressive, and my mind takes flight like a butterfly.” “‘Are you there, Jean-Do?’… And I have to admit that at times I … More The Diving Bell and the Butterfly- Words & Quotes

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly- Review

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby (read June 15, 2015) The subtitle, ‘A Memoir of Life in Death,’ is probably the most accurate description of the experience described in this book. Told by a patient with locked-in syndrome, the circumstances of this condition are revealed. Bauby attempts to describe how it feels to be alive, … More The Diving Bell and the Butterfly- Review

The Virgin Suicides- Words & Quotes

Words from The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides: febrile- feverish; fiery invective- railing accusation demarcation- boundary marker votive- dedicated; expressing desire crenellation- dent clandestine- secret; surreptitious susurration- whisper (n.) reticent- reserved verdant- green; inexperienced idiosyncratic- distinctive, individual hermetic- tight; isolated torrid- passionate, ardent; oppressively hot prosaic- dull, common, unimaginative cursory- hasty; broad; superficial paltry- utterly worthless; … More The Virgin Suicides- Words & Quotes

Eat, Pray, Love- Words & Quotes

Words from Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert: dogma- an official system of principles concerning faith despondent- hopeless nascent- beginning to exist or develop diaphanous- very sheer and light progeny- descendents imbibe- absorb; receive in the mind balk- stop; refuse esoteric- understood by few; private precocious- prematurely developed; unusually advanced venerable- commanding respect inert- inactive clemency- … More Eat, Pray, Love- Words & Quotes

Revolutionary Road- Words & Quotes

Words from Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates: timorous- fearful decadence- deterioration; moral decay adroit- skillful; nimble inanity- silliness; shallowness trenchant- keen; cutting stolid- impassive, or unemotional anathema- something detested or loathed effete- lacking vigor; degenerate pawky- cunning, or sly disparage- belittle, or depreciate repugnant- distasteful; offensive denigrate- criticize alacrity- willingness, or cheerful readiness undulant- wave-like Quotes from Revolutionary … More Revolutionary Road- Words & Quotes