White Oleander

Oleander (Nerium oleander)
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o-le-an-der n. A poisonous Eurasian evergreen shrub (Nerium oleander) having fragrant, white, rose, or purple flowers and whorled leaves [Med. Lat., prob. alteration of L. lat. lorandrum, alteration of Lat. rhododendron].
     –American Heritage College Dictionary

This book by Janet Fitch was amazing, truly intriguing. I loved it to pieces. I just finished reading it after a long period of time passed halfway through the book. It’s amazing. I love her language, her words created precise pictures. Here are some words, without dictionary definitions. If you would like, feel free to post the definitions. I, sadly, do not have a dictionary and my internet is slow so it is difficult to get the definitions.

  • Gulag
  • Archipelago
  • Creoste
  • Laurel
  • Sumac
  • Dovecote
  • Imperceptible
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Eloquent
  • Braille
  • Vatos
  • Glinty
  • prevalence
  • Cultivate
  • Taffeta
  • Valedictorian
  • Imprecision
  • Ochre
  • Balk
  • Wiry
  • Passe
  • Anverse
  • Semantic
  • Idyll
  • Doppler
  • Archetype
  • Inquiry
  • Imperiousness
  • Penance
  • daguerreotype
  • whorls
  • Embankment
  • Chroma
  • Semaphore
  • Nostalgic
  • Penitence
  • Grotesque
  • Florid
  • Molder
  • Dovecote
  • Martyrdom
  • Dissonant
  • Querulous
  • Galvanizations
  • Pimento
  • Ricocheting
  • Exegesis
  • Reticulated
  • Sinews
  • Laterally
  • Biomorphic

Yeah that is the gist of all the words. Some may not be spelled right. Or to get the actual definition you may need text context.


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