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Jenny (Reading Envy) (readingenvy) | 2898 comments Several have said Wolfe used all pre-existing words. Any that you've noticed or appreciated? I just saw malingering, which you don't hear often (I've seen it in the 70s musical Pippin). But I'm not far along, so about you?


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aldenoneil | 1000 comments Jenny wrote: "Several have said Wolfe used all pre-existing words. Any that you've noticed or appreciated? I just saw malingering, which you don't hear often (I've seen it in the 70s musical Pippin). But I'm not..."

Just had to check in to say that the instant I saw "malingering" in your post, I started singing the lyric from Pippin. So I guess I've not seen it used elsewhere much, either.


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Jenny (Reading Envy) (readingenvy) | 2898 comments Haha, exactly! (The rest of you can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6hmGL...)... Bob Fosse choreographed this one. :)


terpkristin | 4186 comments Can't think of any words in particular, but I know I've come across a fair few that if I had it on my Kindle, I'd look up what the words meant.


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Ed (edwardjsabol) | 170 comments I like argent, argosy, archon, cuirass, eidolon, fuligin, monomachy, sylph....


Colin | 278 comments I like arquebus. Good woody sort of word.


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Jlawrence | 960 comments Mod
I also like eidolon, fuligin, cacogen, anchorite, alzabo, atroxes and many others. I may have to get the audio book just to see how many of the more obscure ones are pronounced.


Larry (lomifeh) | 88 comments I liked the delectation and fuligin.


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