Unusual and Literary English Vocabulary
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|Definition||n. A small stoppered bottle, especially one containing perfume.|
|Sentence||‘Nothing, I need nothing,’ [Anna] said to Annushka, who kept rearranging the flacons and brushes on the dressing table.|
|Source||Anna Karenina, III.XV, p.288Image: By Selvejp - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3732438|
|Definition||n. Cheerful friendliness; geniality.|
|Sentence||[in prison, Saleem] Why whence how-on-earth this good nature, this bonhomie in your passed-on whisperings?|
|Source||Midnight's Children, p. 555|
|Definition||n. A slaughterhouse.|
|Sentence||A vast, low, dark shed of a building, pregnant with gloom, with all the spirit and playfulness of an abattoir, it looked like something designed in a hurry by four people working separately.|
|Source||At Home, Bill Bryson|
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