User:Hippietrail/Current reading

Negra espalda del tiempo by Javier MaríasEdit

acuciante
antojadiza
azaroso
parvularia
símil
tosca

Cloud Atlas by David MitchellEdit

Aesculapian
bosky
cornstook
dendroglyph
guerno
harebell
laphrydictic
mannikin
mollyhawk
percipience
restroussé
sheog
terraqueous
toadflax
urussium

chervil
cosset
dace
dodecaphonist
hollyhock
House of Usher
louche
motet
noddle
pass muster
pauperize
runnelling

baronetcy
hornyback
mews (singular)
shagreen
sinecured
spat
tumuli
tupping

erysipelas
plumeria

De brug by Geert MakEdit

aardappelveldje
avondmaaltijd
cruiseschip
damespistooltje
fundamentalistenpaar
gezondheidsschandaal
hefinstallatie
koopmanspaleizen
kunstmestzakken
lotenverkoopster
parapluhandelaar
puntschoenen
sigarettenjongen
spijkers
terechtgekomen
toeristencampagne
treurigmakende
uitzonderingen
voorbijgekabbeld
vrachtkonvooien
vreugdedansje
winkelpassage
zakkenroller

alsof
capuchon
colbertje
dwarsgang
ene
inlegzooltje
kou
kraken
leuning
muts
nota bene
parapluverkoper
pijnlijke
schoenpoetser
stuift
thee
toonbank
zesde

Plateforme by Michel HouellebecqEdit

betón
buée
chignon
feuilleton
jumelle
mépris
rengrogné
silure

acharnement
agi
baie f
bienfaisante
envahir
frotté
haine f
sol m

adipeux
aguicheur
bagarre
beauf
beuverie
bite f
bougre
cafard m
cajou
catho
CES
chichiteuse
chochotte
ciller
clopinante
connerie
couille
crashs
darwinisme
dès
égard
egrillard
enjeu
étalage
étatique
étau
faisaient or taisaient ??
femelle
flou
FNSEA
francilienne
gouine
grêle
gueule f
homard m
honte f
immuable
laïque
lutter
malin
m’y
nénuphar
n’est
pénible
périple
péter
pirogue
pudibonderie
rasade
saleté
séropositive
SICAV
tâche
torchan

amertume
métissé
ôta
teck

affalée
ancienneté
angoisse
banlieu
bilan m
bouch bée
boursière
catogan
chiffre
chute libre
cible
collier
connard
corail
creuse
croisière
dépité
dorénavant
ébauche
échouèrent
épuisse
fausse
fordiste
grisâtre
heureux
nanti
nuisible
paisible
panacher
plainte
plu
pompier
prirent
remercie
repli
scinder
sois
souci m
souvent
surcrôit
tablé
taux
témoigner
tergiversent

acharnement
agaçant
aiguille
aisément
alcôve
amertume
arnaquer
astucieuse
autochtone
bagarre f
bâillonnée
baratin
barbiche f
basané
batifoler
beur
bicoque f
bilan
blafard
bottée
bouffi
bourreau
cahier
calèche
calepin m
caoutchouteuse
castriste
cendre
cendrier
cerner
chaleureux
chameau
chauve
cheville
chier
cible
cloutée
conçoit
conne
couille
coupée
créneaux
crapule
creux
CRS
cruauté
dalle f
datée
déçu
décalage
déchirée
dégueulasse
délice
dérive f
désaxe
dodelinait
doux
drôle
échangiste
écoeurement
écoperait
édulcorée
égaré
embauche
empêcher
empala
enchère
enculer
étagère
entamée
entravée
envoûta
féerie
felouque
fesse
feu
feutre
ficeler
foutre
frôlement
gamme
gant
gantée
garce
garé
gifle
gosse
guêpière
guère
hameçon
harcèlement
hebdomadaire
hébergement
immeuble
Ivoirienne
karaoké
lâchait
lâcher
laissant
lance-roquette
lanière
lié
livrer
louer
maquereaux
marteau m
mécénat
mégot
mêler
m'en
mendiant
menotte
menottée
merdique
meurtrière
meute
mimer
moeur
moisson
molle
mordilla
moule
nappe f
narquoise
natte
nier
novateur
oiseau m
ongle
ornière
pagne
pareil
partouze
paupière
perça
pété
piécette
pierraille
pire
poing
poliment
portefeuille
pouilleux
poupin
pourrir
puéricultrice
quitte
râtelier
récolté
réseau
réseaux
rabattis
racaille
rachat
racheter
rejoindre
retint
retraite
roller
rubrique
sacoche
serein
sirotait
skaï
sous-chapitre
sucer
tagine
taux
télécommande
tenaille
tendu
têtu
thune
torchon
truquage
vacarme m
vainqueurs
ventripotent
vernissage
vide m
vide-couille
vierge f
vînmes
voûtée

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom RobbinsEdit

abed
clodhopper
banderole
dandle
déjà vu
kingship
peasantry

alder
boof
bullet train
cilia
cordon bleu
dogshit
doorsill
enfleurage
exudate
fandango
fie
frig
gazpacho
gorse
hexane
josh
love seat
lutefisk (Norwegian?)
moviehouse
namby-pamby
pellucid
pinecone
pit stop
prima donna
raison d’être
sphenoethmoidal
summa cum laude
turbinate

Rayuela by Julio CortázarEdit

acechar
agolpar
antilugio
calcinar
charlar
chillón
cine-club
cinocéfalo
dentífrico
engaño
enturbia
eones
esponjar
faisandées (French)
filoso
fruto
ghetto
hueco
maraña
mentón
mojo
moldura
musgo
pactar
parvo
paulatino
piyama
pretil
tarjeta postal
Tatigkeit (German)
trabar
triturar
ventanita
vos

alfil
baldío
borravino
cafecito
canturrear
chaparrón
despedida
desencajada
destello
dibujito
félonesse (French)
helecho
historiografía
innoble
inostentoso
jalea
jirón
medialuna
melopea
mirlo
película muda
pinaza
pisotear
proa
proceloso
puentecito
tacho
ticket
varia
vereda
vidente
walkyria

autarquía
barriguita
bullir
casilla
chirriante
encandilar
ex officio (Latin?)
latita
lauchita
lío
luciérnaga
patafísica
peluso
pissotiere (French?)
prorroga
tabúes
terrón
tótems

astenia
buhardilla
cebar
cosmovisión
esquiran
fiaca
joroba
malbaratado
merma
parvedad
pis (needs Spanish)
radiactivo
rehusar
rosarino
saborear
scotch tape

acolchado (needs noun sense)
acurrucar
bobalina
callo (needs Spanish)
cicuta (needs Spanish)
falleba
grupa (needs Spanish)
iracunda
nimio
pachorriento
piolín
quejumbroso
roñoso
sirio
vaivén

A Void by Georges PerecEdit

ablation
allobarbital
blackfish
boston (no entry missing)
burin
cachalot
chipolata
confocal
cotillion
croup
finback
formol
hospodar
hussar
in toto
kapok
mucal
ochrous
osso bucco
otolaryngologist
palpation
quiddity
rollmop
torticollis
whodunit
yataghan

amaryllis
Armagnac
astragal
Bassalian
basso profundo
bistoury
bootikin
brazza
buckskin
columbarium
connubial
dominus vobiscum (or robiscum?)
factotum
flunky
frostwork
homburg
inamorata
jabot
mainmast
maraschino
mulligrub
nabob
orotund
pawlonia
phthisic
plain song
poniard
postprandial
raglan
riband
rigadoon
roan
rondo
rorqual
spiv
stygian
tumulus
uninominal
viridian

antico rosato
Arras
aslant
Astaroth
au fait
avoirdupois
Boyar
burnou
calvados
canalising
cardoon
coruscating
duckbill
farrago
gigot
hautboy
lacunary
octant (nonce word to replace sextant without using "e"?)
olla podrida
ortolan
outwarn
purblind
satsuma
scission
sharkskin
soi-disant
Stilton
tallboy
tarbrush
tintinnabula
tocsin
touchwood
urial
’varsity
xiphidon
Zahir
Zohar
zorilla

ab ovo
aconita
amontillado
bon vivant
caldarium
cataplasm
chiaroscuro
chiasmus
cockboat
convulvulus
donjon
halva
harnass
hrivna
irroration
irruption
kaolin
kir
loukoum
lupin
maharani
maulstick
mimosa
opopanax
phthiriasis
plastron
poltroon
quipos
stomatologist
tarlatan
tarn
thuja
toil noun
tuna fish (used in a British English context)
woodcock

alit
alluvium
auroch
boxroom
burnous
cithara
cor anglais
dahu
Davy lamp
dunghill
Girl Friday
goum
goura
hydrobromidum
hydrocution
inguinal
ischium
izard
kuru
lamantin
lascar
lorgnon
Manatus inunguis
Manatus latirostris
marasquino
mithridatisation
picklock
pitchman
plainsong
simony
spahi
taw
tintack
toothcomb
zanzi

Survivor by Chuck PalahniukEdit

airspeed
black box
blah
bloodstain
campylobacter (disease?)
case history
chicken (a small lobster)
china silk
community college
cornmeal
cornstarch
crepe de chine
crusher (a lobster's larger claw)
cull (a lobster with a missing claw)
cutter (a lobster's smaller claw)
daiquiri
dander (see also dust, fluff ...)
davenport
delphinium (flower?)
demitasse
deplaning
endive (food plant?)
finger-bowl
firstborn
flame out (when a jet engine runs out of fuel)
flight recorder
four-o’clock (flower? plant?)
gill bailer (lobster anatomy)
hands-free
highball
hollyhock (flower? plant?)
hydrangea (flower? plant?)
jet (old type of plastic? no it's a form of coal)
jumbo (large lobster)
nutpick
out-of-doors
peonies (flower? plant?)
poly-silk
presoak
rayon (needs English)
rebar
résumé
saltcellar
salvia (flower? plant?)
seafood fork
sericin (consituent of silk?)
shigella (disease)
snapdragon (flower? plant?)
soufflé (acute here but other diacritics avoided)
speakerphone
squab (type of game bird)
styptic pencil
swimmeret (lobster anatomy)
telson
tomalley
venturi effect
Walkman
wanteth
wiretap

alkalosis
anaerobic
bard (verb)
baseboard
belowdecks
bolus
calla lily
capri pants
cypionate
decayeth
droppeth
endura
facade (no cedilla here but acute used in other words)
fennel
frou-frou
garotte
geophagy
hangnail
houseplant
imipramine
kith
knowest
levothyroxine
meetinghouse
mysophobic
naturalistic
rainbow hands
retardant
saleslady
salespeople
sati
schizotypal
seppuku
thyroxine
transdermal
yarrow
w:Bishop Nikon
w:Cathari
w:Masada
w:Millerite
w:Onan

backslide
bazillion
blasé
botulinum
brainchild
broadloom
candelabras
circumoral
dead air
dummied up
earmark
glory hole
green room
honeysuckle
insectile
Jezebel
justice of the peace
medicine cabinet
naiveté
outplacement
paresthesia
perc test
psychogenic
rip-stop
sales floor
sharps
skin magazine
slattern
superfund
tidal wave
tooth and nail
tote bag
understudy
wicking

Die Liebe in den Zeiten der Cholera by Gabriel García MárquezEdit

Antillenflüchtling
bekränzte
dämmrige
dringlich
erhellte
Feldbett
gebracht
gebunden
gerufen
Goldzyaniddämpfen
hingestrecht
Martern
Morgenrots
Schachgegner
Schimmer
stets
trat
unvermeidbar
vernagelt
wahrgenommen
zugleich

Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages by Umberto EcoEdit

aesthetics (not the US spelling Brits might expect a US edition to use)
anagogical
ascetical
asceticism
canticle
carbuncle
Carthusian
chrysolite
Cistercian
effulgent
epistemology
joie de vivre (French used in English)
kolossal (German?)
Mannerist
medieval (the US spelling Brits might expect a US edition to use)
medievalist
overluxuriant
patristic
phenomenology
pulchrum (Latin)
sardius
Schoolmen
syncretism
teratology

Albigensian
alleluia
Areopagite
Aristotelian
Bauhütte (German)
cithera
concomitant
conductus
congenial
descant
diaphony
diastema
dyptych
eurhythmy
Hypophrygian
interpenetration
kalòn (Greek)
kalokagathìa (Greek)
kàllos (Greek)
lunette
Manichaeism
neume
noumena
organum
pancalism
pancalistic
pentad
premiss
Scholasticism
spondaic
systematise (-ise ending in an American edition)
writ large

apposite
Augustinian
Bergsonian
blazonry
concretion
corporeity
Dorian mode
Emanationism
hylomorphic
laity
Monasticism
mythopoeic
opusculum (needs English)
primitism
Lydian mode
par excellence
poetics
sfumatura
stained glasswork
theophanic
theophany
Thomistic
Vitruvian

actualise
affective
architectonic
colour (proof we're dealing with British orthography)
delectation
emotionalism
entelechy
eurythmy
focussed (double s?)
psalter
reciprocity
tropological
Victorine

connaturality
deontological
desacrilise
goliardic
hyperuranic
theocentric
tridimensional

come to grief
dicta
haecceitas (Latin)
individuate
Ockhamist
particularise
Schöpfertung (German)
Scotist

cavil verb
innatism

Remembering Babylon by David MaloufEdit

all fours
blackfeller
caul
char noun
codger
dillybag
firelight
foc’s’le lamp
lean-to
myall
overbalance
parting (hair)
sea-calf
seacalf
shamefaced
skirl
treetops
winkle out

axiliary
bacon-and-eggs bush
bedpost
bluebell
bob (money)
bombazine
bone china
bronze-wing
bunya
bushcraft
cherubic
chide
clink (jail)
confab
coon
cove (person)
copperplate
doited
duckboard
earthbound
’em
exemplum
feller
flat iron
fob off
forbad
fruit pigeon
fucken
greenfly
Greria (plant)
hove
imaginitis
indrawn
inkstand
ironbark
ironwork
judder
larkspur
lingo
loudmouth
matchflare
off-chance
Ourai (plant)
pendicale
pot (attempt to shoot)
powwow
putti
putto
quid (money)
rouseabout
scrub turkey
sidetrack
soreheaded
soulcase
stringybark
sunbonnet
ti tree
tongue-and-groove
topknot (type of bird)
water butt
westering
whitefeller
wickerwork
wide-awake hat

antignon
barefooted
blackbirding
brolga
caneland
canna
caraway
cassia
cattlemen
chiacking
columnated
coster
dandified
demigorgon
dreamtime
firebrand
flatlands
frig
gibe
ginger beer
gingham
heartsick
hillslope
hitching post
illimitable
kelpie
kilting
magicked
make-believe
moll
Mother Superior
mudflats
newel
no-man’s-land
overboard
overfurnished
penny-gaff
pipe up
plumbago
poulterer
rag-and-bone shop
ragman
railhead
ringbarking
road gang
rucked up
rundown
sideline
silkie
sorrowed
squattocracy
stook
strop
table d'hôte
underfoot
whet

Pantaleón y las visitadoras by Mario Vargas LlosaEdit

alféjizar
alférez
anisado
anteojos de sol
antorcha
aspa
bemoles
bizco
borrachín
bulines
cafiche
calabozo
carraspear
cartapacio
caseríos
caspa
chacra
chasquear
chola
cuco
estribo
estupro
fideo
frota
galón
granel
hacer ojitos
jalonear
jefazo
lisura
loretano
manicomio
mariconería
matadero
mozo
ojo vivo
paiche
pellizcar
pendejón
pinga
porquería
pucuna
puna
puterío
quepí
radioescuchas
ronsoco
sonso
trocha
ultrajar
uy
zambo

ademán
alimaña
aparador
apático
ayahuasca
bajetón
baldear
barcito
barnizar
bilis
bochinchero
bulines
cafiche
canchón
carroña
chancro
chonta
chuchupo
chuncho
coja
conchudo
convoyes
creso
dense
desconchar
doquier
enchufar
entarimado
esputo
farrista
gallinazo
gilas
guarismo
jaranista
lelo
madriguera
matorral
mella
noctámbulo
organigrama
palpa
paño
picardía
pije
plantel
puchero
putañero
ralega
standards
taponear
tótems
visillo
zarrapastroso

auscultar
bisturí
bombo
casa de pes
cervalmente
cristina
chiclayana
chorrito
escudriña
escupitajo
furriel
huidizo
idóneo
izango
lúcuma
mamarracho
mujeril
piraña
pompis
rebuscar
relincho
requetejura
so
sonrojo
tetera
vendar

ayahuasquera
chapar
charapa m
cochino
cura m
de cuando en cuando
desfachatez
fachosa
guantes
huachafita
lagrimones
mecha
pío
regio
sonsaco
zas

The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniEdit

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Hvis en reisende en vinternatt by Italo CalvinoEdit

antall
distre
feid
flokk
fordypet
føle
globusen
gnager
gyngestolen
håpe
høyt
idé
igjen
krøll
lesepulf
manøver
nettopp
noe
rop
rotter
sikksakkbevegelser
spesiell
står
unngå
usedvanlige
utstillingsvindu
øver

Cent’anni di solitudine by Gabriel García MárquezEdit

alambicco
arruffata
astrolabio
belve
bussola
caldaia
caparbietà
capotavola
cenciosi
chiarezza
chiarore
chiodi
cinabro
cofano
corrotto
dissotterrare
dovunque
filza
lebbra
legno
maiale
malanga
malattia
mancanza
mucchio
nazianzeni
orecchie
oropimento
orto
padelle
padronanza
paioli
panciotto
paura
pellagra
piombo
pomeriggio
poté
rafano
rame
ricciolo
salotto
sarebbe
sbigottirono
sbrancata
sciroppo
scorbuto
smisurati
sviscerare
tegame
velluto
zolfo
zucca
zufoli

appena
armeno
begli
bollente
brodo
cetacei
chiaroveggenza
chimeriche
fargli
gigli
giovani
lontananza
malafede
metà
migliaio
muoia
musco
nonno
ormai
papaveri
pentola
pifferi
pioggia
saltimbanchi
sboco
scafo
scalzi
sciamazzo
sciroppo
sentiero
stanzino
stecco
stralcio
terraferma
tetto
turbò
vizi
zaino

bruciaticcio
buco
cammin
cavaturacciolo
corredo
ebbe
gonfiore
micco
mucchio
orcio
osò
pazzia
pirata
po’
portò
rimbombo
sfogo
sgozzò
sponda
tampone di sparto
tele
traccia
vagabondaggio
vecchiaia

Le démon by Hubert Selby Jr.Edit

afin
arrangé
barbouillé
barman
bavarder
boitillant
bolide
bourrade
branles
câlin
cheville
ciment
cingle
cinoche
claudication
collyre
cuisse
cure-dents
déambuler
douteuse
ébats
égosillaient
férir
fétiche
flacon
fric
gamins
gant
gencives
gosse
grillage
haie
hein
inouïe
loupé
mec
nana
nez à nez
pagaille
pognon
pote
rouqin
tir
tiroir
tocard
trottinant
vœu

Kangaroo Notebook by Kobo AbeEdit

bandicoot
damselfly
dasyure
fingerwork
pâté
phalanger
skyrocketing
suggestion box
Tasmanian wolf
VD
yogurt

anuria
cordovan
ebonite
handcar
homeroom
IV
milksop
motion sickness
noctilucent
police box
seasickness
snuffling
sodium lamp
terry-cloth
touch-me-not

Invisible Monsters by Chuck PalahniukEdit

baseboard
bloodstain
club soda
cut-work
gut reaction
halftime
hammy
hobble skirt
hoopskirt
jones (see p14: Invisible Monsters, Chuck Palahniuk)
latte
knock-off
mark-up
marquise
organza
peplum
rubrum
shotgunned
sociopolitical
stigmata
tulle
zillion

butt floss
cat nap
clutch bag
Doberman
fiancé
georgette
gurney
hot spot
lamé
loon
loonies
prèt-à-porter
rosacea
sunblock
wolfhound

antiandrogen
begonia
biokinesis
bolero (clothing)
boob job
butthole
canapé
chateau
cinderblock
cocktail ring
crème
DOA
estradiol
ethinyl
eyelet
flesh-tone
free-range
grits
guiche (includes def.; this sense not in Wiktionary)
hemline
hospice
I.D.
informercial
I.V.
leg-hold trap shoe
marabou
matchbook
micronized
mud flats
name-brand
Nativity
nose job
puréed
scrambled egg whites
semicomatose
space heater
spironolactone
spokesmodel
tennis bracelet

bleachers
chenille
chiffon
chock full
cleanability
close-up
colorfast
crewcut
damask
déjà vu
doorjamb
eyebrow pencil
felching
fisting
flatbed
fletching
frug
go-go
hypoallergenic
jag
kiltie
letterman
lipline
mash potato
mohair
observation deck
peekaboo
poly-blend
pine cone
rhinestone
rimming
scat
side effect
snow bird
soundbite
tweeze
voiceover
write-off
zoom in

air bag
armoire
aught
bronzer
caseworker
cervecitis
cha-cha
combat boot
contagiosum
deadbolt
dental dam
end table
granuloma
hate crime
house-sitter
inguinale
jackknife
koala bear
lymphogranuloma
malachite
misshapen
mix-and-match
molluscum
mucal
mule (type of shoe)
nongonococcal
papilloma
peignoir
perianal
pinworm
portiere
pussy strip (includes definition)
seatbelt
strep throat
tabletop
urethritis
vaginosis
wind tunnel

Life: A User’s Manual by Georges PerecEdit

AF (missing sense: opposed to metric)
alabandite
ammonite
arras
arum lily
balancelle
bentwood
billhook
blowlamp
BSP (used in descriptions of tools such as spanners and sockets)
burn-baited (something like slash and burn?)
calvary (lowercase, can be plural, a kind of religious knickknack?)
cart stall
cassiterite
cheesebox
chock-full
coach lamp
convexity
cornelian (older spelling of carnelian)
cretonne
Dasogale fontoynante
Devil’s Rings
doorframe
Dorothy bag
easy chair
endpaper
fibula
firebrass
fitment
free zone
gimlet
gingernut
grease gun
gugglet
handlamp
headship
heteroclite
hit parade (seems old fashioned now)
hygrographic
jointer
kingwood
kneehole desk
lancet
lounge suit
madder
maleficent
Monachus tropicalus
mortise
nest egg
novelette
octobass a string instrument related to the double bass requiring two musicians to play
oilcan (single word variant)
opaline
ormolu
parallelepipedal
pastille
perspicacious
Pinchart stool
a pink (not the colour, perhaps a flower?)
polka-dot (hyphenated variant)
procurator
propitiatory
Ptyx
rabbet
shako
shopfloor
sprat
sunstone
suzerain
swearword (single word variant)
tendrac
tenon saw
tergal
trionix
Troides allotte
twibill
unicum (plural unica)
verbena
wallpress
warehousemen
wing chair
witches’ mirrors
vulcanite
zorille
zucchetto (needs English)

æolian harp
agnate
ahistorical
angelica
angosfura
anthurium
aphetism
arthrosis
assay-dish
babouche
baize
bearskin
bedjacket
bicorne
bird pepper
bisque
blackout lamp
boletus
bootees
bootlace
bosky
breitschwanz
bricked up
brucellosis
burnous
cake-slice
calvados
carriage clock
case clock
cephalalgias
cess-pit
châteaux
charlady
chervil
chiffomier
chintz
clematis
cloche
Coco weddelliana
comfit boy
copper (horse-drawn vehicle?)
corolla
costermonger
curare
debag
debouch
descaling
dishstand
Djakarta
djellaba
dolman
domino costume
dram
dubbin
dura mater
dustbin
dustcover
dyne
elucubrating
emerised
emery
encephalum
épaulette
erg
esparto
eyebath
ferrocerium
fibrotoxin
firedog
flatlet
FLN
floorcloth
floortile
fluidic
flyleaf
foodpack
footstool
forename
fortalice
fretwork
frogging
galalith
galena
gewgaw
gingham
glory-hole
go to ground
gunflint
gunwale
haitué
harissa
harkis
haversack
hide-out
Hitlerian
hole up
hour-book
hydantergotine
ill at ease
incrusted
innervated
Jack-o’-the-clock
job lot
kirsch
koulibiaca
librettist
liguite
loss leader
lubricious
lumpfish
manageress
mandola
marguerite
marquetry
martingale
mashie
maxiton
medina
medius finger
mignonette
moleskin
monkish
moonflower
Moses basket
naevus
nelumbia
night bird
OAS
œsophagus
open-work
orreries
osier
palæopedology
paperknife
parfit
pegamoid
peripeteia
piecework
Pigeon lamp
porterage
prayermat
propelling pencil
proteolytic
pseudohallucinatory
purplewood
quattrocentro
quenelles
quetsch
rachidian bulb
Ragusa -- former name of Dubrovnik
rebab
restaurateur
retsina
Rexist
rigmarole
rivière (needs English)
sabretache
salsify
saponified
saucerful
schmecker
schoolma’am
schussing
scialytic lamp
scot-free
scrapmerchant
scree
scrimshanker
sestet
settle down
seyalitic
siphonapteroid
soliflor
spinet
staddle
stalag
stopcock
strongroom
take a shine to
tam o’shanter
theorbo
thermophonic
through-stone
toothmug
toothpuller
topazine
toyshop
trapezial
trichinosis
tromp-l’oeil
turbot
turnip watch
untellable
usufruct
vitrified
war machine
whitewood
wishy-washy
woggle
worktop
zenana

aegipanes
agripanes
aide-de-camp
alosa
alpenstock
amaurosis
appanage
ashlar
autarchic
bandoneon
besmocked
bezant
boozer
borshch
bourdon
boxword
brilliants
canaliculi
catalyses
chador
chalybeate
cheval glass
chit
cloissonné
commissionaire
communiqué
coney
cordiform
curundum
cyclostyled
dirk
disjunctor
draisienne
entrains
espalier
ex-libris
faro
fly-box
flyleaves
foot-slog
foxed
galliot
glomerulus
goatskin
goniometer
gorse
groschen
gules
hawkweed
hearth-point
hellbent
hemihedral
herbarium
hereinafter
hide-out
hogshead
holohedral
horsecloth
houselights
huckster
שרי
intagliated
ithyphallic
jardinière
landslip
lares
liriodendron
locum
logogriph
malosol
Mameluke
manometer
manufactory
mezuzah
middy
muzhik
olivewood
outfaced
ovoid
oystermen
patten
pelmet
period piece
phylactery
planisphere
podgy
retimitis
romper
roup sale
run-of-the-mill
saveloy
sealskin
shagreen
shantung
sine die
sound box
sporran
spurge
streetseller
suedette
supranational
Swissess
sylvans
tarry-torch
through-stone
torero
trencher
tricorn
tub chair
ultraselect
uropoïesis
uroscopy
vibraphone
vicar apostolic
visiting card
wadi
washhouse
watercolourist
wolfram
yachtswoman
yardstick
zakuski

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan KunderaEdit

burgher
daybed
greensward
lambent
quandary
stalagmitic
susurrus
symposia
ulterior

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino translated by William WeaverEdit

abaci
a-flutter
alabaster
arabesque
armature
augur
bituminous
bollard
brand-new adj
brocade
burgeon vi
burgeonings
cataclism
catwalk
confraternity
consist of
cuirass
dead end
decadences
demijohn
detritus
elytra
flotsam
funerary
gimcrack
grandfather’s clock
hircocerri
incunabula
Janizaries
labile
laden
lampblack
larvum
leftovers
lymph
majolica
metope
miasmata
mid-air noun
noble metal
obverse
odalisque
pediment
penumbra
plashing
porphyry
quince
repertory
sackcloth
sawhorse
scales (singular)
sea urchin
serpentine noun
signal fire
slough off
soldiered
staved-in
stevedore
triglyph
usurper
vicissitude
woof

Which Moped with Chrome-Plated Handlebars at the Back of the Yard? by Georges Perec

adjutant
anachronism
babouches
bedsit
blow torch
bonce
cavil
centaurianly
charcutery
chirruped
civvies
clodhopper
crewneck
cubitus
disincrust
dolt
dowar
entrechat
erythrophobic
footicapped
gaspers
gendarmerie
genned up
heart of hearts
hectometre
humeroclastic
in camera
interstices
intramuscular
jebels
kegs
kepi
locum
mufti
murtricidal
ne’er-do-well
neurophysiologist
nutbrown
oddbodkin
offprint
parquet
parson’s nose
pedectomy
phlegmon
platitudinous
po-faced
podagrous
point of order
psychopathology
psychotherapeutic
quincunxes
ringroad
saucisson
screw-whiff
sincipat
Solucrivine
sonofabitch
strass
synovial
tee-shirt
ultramarine
usherette
ventripotent
vermifugal
versicle
zwounds

Snow by Orhan PamukEdit

apple of somebody's eye
atelier
backwardness
baseless
belly-dancer
blood feud
blow one's fuse
borderlands
brickette
chain-smoked
cock-fight
copycat
cruellest
dog rose
doorkey
effete
fervour
field-glasses
frisson
gunshot
hairdryer
headscarf
hors d'oeuvre
imam
inspectorate
Islamist
Karapapak
lamplight
lamppost
lifelong
lycée
MİT
make-up
manoeuvre
Mortalin
Mughal
naïve
newspaperman
oleaster
pasha, Pasha
'pech' stove
Penal Code
plainclothes
plane tree
plexiglass
politicise
poseur
prayer rug
raki
revivalist
salep
samovar
schoolfriend
secularist
self-possessed
shanty town
sherbet
skullcap
soup kitchen
stovepipe
tea-house
Terekemian
thrall
time-out
travelogue
Tsar
tulle curtain
turn up one's nose
upbringing
Westernised
Westernising
wipe out
womenfolk
woodstore

The Call of the Wild by Jack LondonEdit

ambuscade
averred
babel
baggageman
bellying
besetting
bologna
breastband
brumal
cayuses
chaffering
clannish
conjuration
deathless
deerhound
demesne
disburden
divers — alternate spelling of diverse
downcoming
enormousness
ferine
firescorched
footsore
forbiddingly
forebore
forefeet
forevalued
gee pole
grubstaked
half-breed
innutritious
journeyer
kidnaped
kidnaper
lawgiver
main strength
Manila rope
mongrel
nigger-head
none the less
obscureness
odds and ends
oftener
onlooker
outdistance
overfeeding
overspilling
palmated
pent
pepperbox
perambulating
placer
plethoric
poling boat
pre-eminently
Pullman
purposed verb
quoth
resiliency
rove — past participle of ?
ruction
saloonkeeper
shoreward
slipshod
snowshoe rabbit
sou
squarehead
streamlet
surcharged
swart
thenceforward
tidal wave
timber line
timber wolf
tomfool
’tween
underfeeding
underjaw
unfed
unwonted
wayfarer
weazened
wheeler
whipsawed
whoso
wonted

White Fang by Jack LondonEdit

Leghorn
appurtenance
chickenhouse
chickenyard
chummed
disported
hitching-post
jackrabbit
mete noun
natural history
onrushing
outmanœuvered
perceptibly
porte-cochière
recrudescence
ridgepole
rightabout
sheepfold
sicced
traproof

The Good EarthEdit

by Pearl S. Buck

all at once
asperity
babyhood
bade
beancake
beancurd
bedgown
bedstead
begot
beleaguer
betroth
black-eyed pea
blackwood
blowsy
byplay
carven
comfit
crosspiece
dickering
dooryard
dotard
downtrodden
drowsing
dwelt
finicking
firestick
firewagon
forebore
furthermost
gateman
gayety
geomancer
greybeard
guaranty
haw
heedless
heretofore
hind (missing noun sense)
hindermost
husbanded
jinricksha
larded
lief
lordly
lordship
mandarin fish
marriageable
meet (missing adjective sense)
middleaged
millstone
moon cake
murmurous
overweening
pettishly
prodigally
repine
ricksha
scampish
scornful
sewed
shepherd's purse
silken
slavey
sleeveless
softhearted
sparrow dominoes
spill (missing noun sense)
springtime
sundered
superintended
tamped
unyoke
wagonload
well-to-do
wherewith
windbitten
with child
wizened

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John IrvingEdit

abutment
advisee
alongside
altarpiece
amputee
an arm and a leg
athleticism
ball peen hammer
beachfront
bedspring
beetleskin
believeth
birdshit
black angus
black ice
bloodless
blowgun
boarder
boathouse
bobble
bracing
bread box
bucket brigade
candlelit
chinchilla
choirmaster
Christmasy
citybound
Classicist
clerical collar
clockface
common cold
condemnatory
contra – A Prayer for Owen Meany ISBN 0345361792, page 306
costar
counselee
countinghouse
crèche
daredevil
day boy
derrickman
dirgeful
displeasure
dogsledding
drawing room
earflap
Epiphany
eyeliner
farfetched
farmhouse
finagle
finger painting
flub
flying buttress
footbridge
forepaw
fraught
fretfully
fruitcake – A Prayer for Owen Meany ISBN 0345361792, page 262
fuddy-duddy
full-tilt
fussbudget
go-getter
goosed
hanky-panky
hardwood
hatbox
hatless
headless
heartfelt
heavyset
henceforward
high chair
homesickness
housemother
hymnal
in a state
in one’s cups
in spite of
inexorable
interdemoninational
Ivy League
jump shot
killdeer
knee socks
know-it-all
laundry chute
leg-warmer

lengthwise
linemen
litanic
liveth
long-winded
loquacity
lose count
loved one
lumberjack
lumberyard
master key
Maundy Thursday
middie
middle ground
mill around
mistook
mountaintop
murderous
narthex
Nicene Creed
nondenominational
nonlubricated
nonspecific
nubbin
nursing bra
oafish
old school – A Prayer for Owen Meany ISBN 0345361792, page 296
onstage
orchestrate
outdoorsman
overlarge
overtired
palaver
panicked
parishioner
pass-and-catch
pep talk
peppermill
pinkeye
powerboat
preadolescent
presexual
protrusive
provincialism
railroad tie
rawhide
recessional
red-letter day
reform school
remindful
Rev.
rite of passage
role model
roofline
roughneck
running board
saith
saltbox
savagery
sawyer
scatter rug
Scotch tape
scot-free
sea wall
shooed
shopworn
short stop
sidesmen
signalman
slam-dunk – A Prayer for Owen Meany ISBN 0345361792, page 303
sleep in
small hours
snowshoe
sodden
speech impediment
spiral pass
stableman
stage fright
stage mother
stairwell
staple gun
stonecutter
stonecutter
storm door
stuporous
supplicant
swaddling clothes
swamplife
take for granted
testy
theatergoing
throwback
toddy
tongue-tied
topcoat
trestle bridge
trestlework
tripartite
triptych
troublemaker
trouper
turkey vulture
turtledove
undaring
underbelly
unloved
unmuddied
unsubtle
unthinking
upthrust
varsity
waders
water-ski
widow’s peak
workmanship
worshipful
would-be
yuletide
Zürich – A Prayer for Owen Meany ISBN 0345361792, page 305

Cien años de soledadEdit

by Gabriel García Márquez

abrir fuego
agrimensor
ajá!
alféizar m
ametralladora
antillano
apelmazado
aposento m
apretujar(se)
armero
arrojar
arrumar
aspa f -- sail; blade (of a fan)
babilónico
bacinilla f
bando m
bangaña
barrida f
botellazo
callecita
catre
cielorraso m
clarín
coletazo m
colorín m
cucaña f
culata f
culatazo
desgarramiento m
despabilar
desparramado
desvencijado
encinta
engañifa
escampar
escupitajo
farragoso
gallinero m
granatorio
haz m
humanizar(se)
inermes m plural
jolgorio
letrina
linterna f
malhechor
metralla f
moreliana
navajina
pasmada
pavorreal -- alternative spelling of pavo real?
pelotera f
pilotes plural
plazoleta f
poltrona
remilgo
requisa f
sefáfico
suspicaz adj
torbellino m
trompada noun
vislumbrar
zanja f

The History of the Conquest of MexicoEdit

by William H. Prescott

Being 150 years old and on an exotic topic, it has quite a few rare words, senses, and uses. It even has some interesting Spanish and Nahuatl.

Last modified on 1 September 2009, at 02:31