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    There are some great words in Mary Poppins! Love that old English!

    The "chatelaine" of Rideau Hall took her duties seriously."

    chatelaine -- A woman who owns or controls a large house.

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    "Permanently in purdah, it wasn't often I saw anyone but my grandmother, mother, and nurse."

    (from The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer)

    purdah: solitude; a state of social isolation

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    "But who would have thought that the sober, deliberative Barack Obama would have nothing to propose but vague and slippery promises -- or that he would so easily cede the leadership clout of the executive branch to a chaotic, rapacious, solipsistic Congress?"

    (from Obama's healthcare horror | Salon )

    rapacious: given to seizing for plunder or the satisfaction of greed; inordinately greedy; predatory; extortionate

    solipsism: the philosophical idea that one's own mind is all that exists; extreme preoccupation with and indulgence of one's feelings, desires, etc.; egoistic self-absorption.

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    Walter felt more and more splenetic the longer he waited in line at the post office.


    splenetic - irritable; peevish; spiteful
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    Stella was sorry she had loaned her roommate her new sweater when she witnessed her treating it in a pococurante manner.


    pococurante - careless, indifferent, nonchalant
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    You hear blood rushing in your head and feel "vertiginous" falling sensations.
    (from The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger)

    vertiginous - a whirling, dizzy sensation; affected by vertigo
    The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.

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    Perhaps her reluctance was just sentimental, an atavistic attachment to family land, bred in the blood by her aristocratic ancestors.


    atavistic - The return of a trait or recurrence of previous behavior after a period of absence.
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    The American Civil War was one of the most brutal internecine struggles in history.
    (from America On Trial by Alan Dershowitz)

    internecine - mutually destructive; ruinous or fatal to both sides

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    "Without such perdurable assistance, the entire endeavor may never have been possible."

    (from Last Dance, Last Chance by Ann Rule)

    perdurable: very durable

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    She began vociferously complaining from the moment they turned off their headlamps and dove into the tunnel headfirst.
    (from Intervention by Robin Cook)

    vociferously: crying out noisily; clamorous

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