The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo- Words & Quotes

Words from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson:

  • antagonism- hostility; opposition
  • avuncular- like an uncle
  • cretin- stupid person
  • recalcitrant- resisting authority; hard to manage
  • jocular- giving to joking
  • castigate- to criticize or reprimand severely
  • laconic- concise, using few words
  • gallimaufry- jumble, hodgepodge
  • pittance- small amount, perhaps of money
  • denigrate- criticize in a derogatory manner
  • rife- prevalent
  • caustic-critical; sarcastic
  • prosaic- commonplace or dull
  • vagrant- wanderer
  • invective- insult, accusation, violent denunciation
  • importunate- urgent or persistent, maybe annoyingly so
  • proselytise- recruit
  • denouement- final resolution
  • taciturn- reserved
  • scurrilous- abusive
  • vitriolic- scathing
  • propensity- natural inclination
  • esoteric- private; recondite
  • magnanimous- generous; noble
  • liniment- soothing solution for sprains and bruises
  • idyllic- charmingly simple
  • sycophant- a self-serving flatterer

Quotes from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson:

“She wandered up and down the corridor like a lost soul…”

“Don’t ever do anything for nothing.”

“I just think it’s pathetic that creeps always have to have someone else to blame.”

“What she had realized was that love was that moment when your heart was about to burst.”



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