Here are 183 words I either like, don't/didn't know, couldn't define or couldn't form into a novel sentence. I often find these while reading good books, write them down on my bookmark, then put them here.

abject
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Lawrence In Arabia p408
acceding
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verb
Lawrence In Arabia p150
1. assent or agree to a demand, request, or treaty
2. assume an office or position
acerbic
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Lawrence In Arabia p248
adroitness
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia p92
cleverness or skill
aegis
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Lawrence In Arabia p220
aesthete
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/ˈesˌTHēt/
noun
Lawrence In Arabia p92
a person who has or affects to have a special appreciation of art and beauty
alacrity
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Lawrence In Arabia p244
archly
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Lawrence In Arabia p260
assignation
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Lawrence In Arabia p365
auspicious
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Lawrence In Arabia p347
balkanized
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Lawrence In Arabia p494
bastinado
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Lawrence In Arabia p378
bathyscaphe
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag p54
bellicose
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adjective
Lawrence In Arabia p119
demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight
besmirch
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Lawrence In Arabia p428
billeted
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Lawrence In Arabia p305
blocs
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia p153
a combination of countries, parties, or groups sharing a common purpose
bombazine
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag p68
bordello
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia p88
a brothel
bravura
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia p155
great technical skill and brilliance shown in a performance or activity
brilliantined
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag p169
brio
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Lawrence In Arabia p292
bumptious
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Lawrence In Arabia p234
byzantine
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adjective
Lawrence In Arabia p153
(of a system or situation) excessively complicated, typically involving a great deal of administrative detail
calculus
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Lawrence In Arabia p429
canard
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Lawrence In Arabia p364
canny
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Lawrence In Arabia p354
categorically
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adverb
Lawrence In Arabia p116
in a way that is unambiguously explicit and direct
catholic
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adjective
Lawrence In Arabia p155
including a wide variety of things
all-embracing
catspaws
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Lawrence In Arabia p404
charabancs
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag p251
charnel
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Lawrence In Arabia p476
churlish
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Lawrence In Arabia p451
clemency
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia p92
mercy
lenience
compunction
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Lawrence In Arabia p409
conciliation
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Lawrence In Arabia p357
confreres
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Lawrence In Arabia p295
contravention
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Lawrence In Arabia p290
coquettish
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Lawrence In Arabia p264
cottoned
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verb
Lawrence In Arabia p96
to begin to understand
to have a liking for
coup
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XXX
Lawrence In Arabia p146
defiles
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Lawrence In Arabia p214
demurred
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Lawrence In Arabia p200
denouement
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Lawrence In Arabia p379
descry
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Lawrence In Arabia p221
desiderata
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia p152
plural of desideratum, which is something that is needed or wanted
desultory
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Lawrence In Arabia p281
dint
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XXX
noun
Lawrence In Arabia p125
1. an impression or hollow in a surface
2. a blow or stroke, typically one made with a weapon in fighting
disquisitions
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Lawrence In Arabia p322
dissemble
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Lawrence In Arabia p295
doggerel
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag p20
dogsbody
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag p36
dragoman
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Lawrence In Arabia p229
drivel
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia p155
silly nonsense
dudgeon
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Lawrence In Arabia p418
equanimity
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Lawrence In Arabia p445
ersatz
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adjective
Lawrence In Arabia p120
(of a product) made or used as a substitute, typically an inferior one, for something else
erstwhile
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Lawrence In Arabia p255
execrably
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Lawrence In Arabia p189
fait accompli
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Lawrence In Arabia p163
fatuous
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Lawrence In Arabia p307
feckless
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Lawrence In Arabia p385
fecund
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adjective
Lawrence In Arabia p155
producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth
fertile
foundered
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Lawrence In Arabia p204
fundament
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag p17
fusillade
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Lawrence In Arabia p365
galling
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Lawrence In Arabia p396
gibe
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noun/verb
Lawrence In Arabia p144
an insulting or mocking remark
a taunt
glassine
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag p251
hardscrabble
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Lawrence In Arabia p298
hedonism
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia p92
the pursuit of pleasure
sensual self-indulgence
hegemony
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Lawrence In Arabia p310
heraldic
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Lawrence In Arabia p394
hewing
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Lawrence In Arabia p309
hidebound
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adjective
Lawrence In Arabia p125
unwilling or unable to change because of tradition or convention
histrionic
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Lawrence In Arabia p218
hubris
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia p104
excessive pride or self-confidence
hustings
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Lawrence In Arabia p331
idyll
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Lawrence In Arabia p241
implacable
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Lawrence In Arabia p226
implacable
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Lawrence In Arabia p404
imprimatur
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia p117
1. an official license by the Roman Catholic Church to print an ecclesiastical or religious book
2. a person's acceptance or guarantee that something is of a good standard.
inexorably
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Lawrence In Arabia p218
insalubrious
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag p52
inscrutable
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag p47
inscrutable
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag p162
intransigent
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Lawrence In Arabia p315
inveighed
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Lawrence In Arabia p357
irascibility
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Lawrence In Arabia p351
ken
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Lawrence In Arabia p477
languorous
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Lawrence In Arabia p245
lassitude
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Lawrence In Arabia p245
legation
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Lawrence In Arabia p169
liquescent
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Lawrence In Arabia p477
liveried
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adjective
Lawrence In Arabia p137
clad in livery, where livery is a special uniform worn by a servant or official
locus
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Lawrence In Arabia p331
lurid
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Lawrence In Arabia p303
mellifluous
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag p15
mendacious
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Lawrence In Arabia p404
mercurial
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adjective
Lawrence In Arabia p109
subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind
morass
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Lawrence In Arabia p210
morass
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Lawrence In Arabia p450
moribund
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Lawrence In Arabia p406
mulishness
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Lawrence In Arabia p495
mullioned
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag p62
munificence
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Lawrence In Arabia p476
myopia
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia p104
nearsightedness; lack of imagination, foresight, or intellectual insight
nettlesome
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Lawrence In Arabia p309
niggling
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Lawrence In Arabia p324
nonplussed
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Lawrence In Arabia p440
obduracy
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia p119
the quality of being obdurate, which is stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or course of action
obsequious
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adjective
obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree
obstreperous
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Lawrence In Arabia p264
offal
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Lawrence In Arabia p477
parochial
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adjective
Lawrence In Arabia p150
1. relating to a church parish
2. having a limited or narrow outlook or scope
passel
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia p111
a large group of people or things of indeterminate number
a pack
patina
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Lawrence In Arabia p439
perfidious
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Lawrence In Arabia p163
picayune
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adjective
Lawrence In Arabia p152
petty
worthless
plebiscite
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Lawrence In Arabia p489
pogrom
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia
an organized massacre of a particular ethnic group, in particular that of Jews in Russia or eastern Europe
politic
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Lawrence In Arabia p361
precipitous
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Lawrence In Arabia p289
presaged
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Lawrence In Arabia p242
prescient
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Lawrence In Arabia p281
priggishness
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Lawrence In Arabia p307
profligate
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Lawrence In Arabia p165
prolixity
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Lawrence In Arabia p315
prosaic
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Lawrence In Arabia p192
proscenium
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag p61
province
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Lawrence In Arabia p428
prurience
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Lawrence In Arabia p473
précis
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Lawrence In Arabia p226
puerile
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adjective
Lawrence In Arabia p130
childishly silly and trivial
puffery
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Lawrence In Arabia p169
punctilious
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adjective
Lawrence In Arabia p134
showing great attention to detail or correct behavior
pustulent
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag p168
quixotic
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adjective
Lawrence In Arabia p101
exceedingly idealistic
unrealistic and impractical
rangy
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Lawrence In Arabia p244
rapprochement
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/ˌrapˌrōSHˈmän,ˌrapˌrôSHˈmän/
noun
Lawrence In Arabia p112
(especially in international relations) an establishment or resumption of harmonious relations
realpolitik
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Lawrence In Arabia p364
recalcitrant
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Lawrence In Arabia p165
restive
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adjective
Lawrence In Arabia p123
(of a person) unable to keep still or silent and becoming increasingly difficult to control, especially because of impatience, dissatisfaction, or boredom
(of a horse) refusing to advance, stubbornly standing still or moving backward or sideways
retinue
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Lawrence In Arabia p300
risible
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Lawrence In Arabia p425
riven
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Lawrence In Arabia p375
roustabout
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia p88
an unskilled or casual laborer, a laborer on an oil rig, a dock laborer or deckhand.
rubes
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Lawrence In Arabia p318
sanguine
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Lawrence In Arabia p264
scion
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia p112
1. a young shoot or twig of a plant
2. a descendant of a notable family
scotched
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Lawrence In Arabia p289
screed
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Lawrence In Arabia p499
scrofulous
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Lawrence In Arabia p175
self-abnegation
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Lawrence In Arabia p480
sere
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Lawrence In Arabia p203
shoals
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Lawrence In Arabia p242
sinecure
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia p92
a position requiring little or no work but giving the holder status or financial benefit
slake
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Lawrence In Arabia p471
slapdash
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adjective
Lawrence In Arabia p119
done too hurriedly and carelessly
soporific
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Lawrence In Arabia p188
sordid
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Lawrence In Arabia p259
squalid
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XXX
Lawrence In Arabia p147
squalidness
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Lawrence In Arabia p365
stinting
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Lawrence In Arabia p354
stricture
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Lawrence In Arabia p200
sub rosa
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Lawrence In Arabia p397
suzerainty
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Lawrence In Arabia p183
technocrat
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia p92
An exponent, advocate or member of technocracy. Technocracy is a system of governance where decision-makers are selected on the basis of technological knowledge.
temerity
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Lawrence In Arabia p233
tendentious
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Lawrence In Arabia p410
thrall
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Lawrence In Arabia p457
titular
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Lawrence In Arabia p232
toady
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia p110
a person who behaves obsequiously to someone important
a brown noser
topee
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag p88
trenchant
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adjective
Lawrence In Arabia p157
1. vigorous or incisive in expression or style
2. (of a weapon or tool) having a sharp edge
triumvirate
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noun
Lawrence In Arabia p91
(in ancient Rome) a group of three men holding power
troika
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Lawrence In Arabia p433
truculent
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Lawrence In Arabia p492
unguents
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Lawrence In Arabia p313
unlimbered
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Lawrence In Arabia p167
vassal
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Lawrence In Arabia p163
venal
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Lawrence In Arabia p343
viragos
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Lawrence In Arabia p379