Cuckoos Calling Flashcards Preview

Dictionary > Cuckoos Calling > Flashcards

Flashcards in Cuckoos Calling Deck (26):
0

laconically

“more’n a whole lotta these rich fuckers manage,’ said Wilson laconically.”

1

importuning

“Instinct was clawing at him like an importuning dog”

2

rapacious

“Temporary Solutions were rapacious”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

3

profligate

“it would surely be pathetic, not to mention profligate, to pay for companionship”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

4

lascivious

“Robin’s awkward description of the lascivious Mr Crowdy”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

5

erudition

“their erudition and occasional flamboyance”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

6

pedimented

heavy pedimented windows

7

sycophantic

“The interviewer brayed with sycophantic laughter.”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

8

sanctimonious

“So far, so sanctimonious,’ muttered Strike”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

9

vituperative

“Charlotte wove in and out of every dream, gorgeous, vituperative and haunted.”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

10

mythomania

“knowledge of her mythomania, her need to provoke, to taunt”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

11

scudded

“intermittently silver as clouds scudded across the sun.”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

12

bacchanalian

“he examined the painted panels on the ceiling; bacchanalian revels”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

13

penury

“he was heading into penury”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

14

plangent

“an inaudible but plangent note in Strike’s breast.”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

15

exigencies

“a woman who daily dealt with exigencies much more complex and intriguing than Alison could possibly imagine”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

16

gambolling

“His baser self was already gambolling off into the realms of happy speculation”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

17

perfunctory

“smiled in perfunctory fashion at his thanks and made to leave”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

18

sartorial

“his visitor’s sartorial superiority”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

19

banderillas

“to plunge in those last few banderillas she had failed to implant before he had left”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

20

querulously

“Is everything all right?’ called the graphic designer querulously.”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

21

ephemera

“every kind of musical ephemera”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

22

pugnacious

“the pale and pugnacious commuters”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

23

Schadenfreude

“She became a morality tale stiff with Schadenfreude”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

24

paunchy

“A paunchy man with a face the colour of corned beef”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

25

desultory

“From time to time there came outbreaks of desultory clicking,”

Excerpt From: Robert, Galbraith. “The Cuckoo's Calling.” Little, Brown Book Group, 2013-04-17T14:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.