The Fireman– Words & Quotes

Words from The Fireman by Joe Hill: prophylactic– intended to prevent disease dyspepsia– indigestion assuage– to make an unpleasant feeling less intense; relieve parsimonious– stingy or frugal apostate– someone who forsakes his religion, cause, etc.; traitor diaphanous– very sheer and light trepanation– a perforation of the skull by a trepan contrition– remorse; sorrow atelectasis– partial or complete … More The Fireman– Words & Quotes

The Girls– Words & Quotes

Words from The Girls by Emma Cline: cadge- to ask for or obtain penitent – someone who repents conflate- merge cogent- clear, logical, or convincing assiduous- showing great care and perseverance elegy- a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead accrual- gr0wth Quotes from The Girls by Emma Cline: “Sleek and thoughtless as sharks breaching the … More The Girls– Words & Quotes

Women- Words & Quotes

Words from Women by Charles Bukowski: diffident– shy, reserved Quotes from Women by Charles Bukowski: “I could feel vibrations running between us. Some of the vibrations were confused and not good but they were there.” “You don’t understand. Each time I finished dancing I came back and sat down next to you.” “It’s hard to drink when … More Women- Words & Quotes

Modern Lovers- Words & Quotes

Words from Modern Lovers by Emma Straub: stymie- to hinder, block, or thwart gamine- a neglected girl left to run about the streets; a diminutive/ slender girl, especially pert, impudent, playfully mischievous palimpset- a parchment from which writing has been partially/ completely erased to make room for another text terse- curt, concise, brief interminable- unending effete- lacking … More Modern Lovers- Words & Quotes

Me Before You- Words & Quotes

Words from Me Before You by Jojo Moyes: paltry- ridiculously, insultingly small; worthless palatial- resembling a palace mercurial- changeable, lively, quick-witted untenable- unable to be defended Quotes from Me Before You by Jojo Moyes: “Everyone I knew hated Monday mornings, but I never minded them.” “I had never considered that you might miss a job like you missed … More Me Before You- Words & Quotes

Brave New World- Words & Quotes

Words from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley: Pyrrhonic- skeptic ossuary- room or container in which the bones of dead people are placed callow- inexperienced or immature viviparous- giving birth to live offspring apoplectic- overcome with anger indissolubly- unable to be destroyed indefatigable- persisting tirelessly boskage- massed trees or shrubs maudlin- self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental, often … More Brave New World- Words & Quotes