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flouted ostentatiously pneumatic accoutrements

Due to recommendations from the similarly bibliophilic catamorphism's journal, i checked out Emotionally Weird by Kate Atkinson from the library. So far, it's fairly good, but i'm very troubled by the fact that on 8 of the first 58 pages, the previous reader attached little post-it notes listing 4-7 words extracted from that page. I've been trying to decipher their meaning.


covertly
trachle
thrall
cadavers
existential
ectoplasmic
fiscal

avante-garde
hegemony
dotage
lucid
incumbent
imminent
papal

flummoxed
enigmatic
haddock
ennui
obliquity
seditious
concomitant

idiosyncratic
rudimentary
imminent
senescent
genially
epistemological
verisimilitude

queruously
dreich
feral
convalesing [sic]
atavistic
galvanized
mouldering

opulent
marquees
vestibule
havered
bequeathing
regalia

anecdotage
spry
funebral
anaemic
laconic
irascibly

flouted
ostentatiously
pneumatic
accoutrements

There are 51 words total, with one of them, "imminent," repeated. My best guess is that the post-it noter was a high school student and assigned to read a book, find 50 words she didn't know, and look them up in the dictionary. However, i can't believe that someone who didn't know the word "fiscal" or found "papal" somehow difficult could get through fifty pages of Emotionally Weird. However, if it was a student who was only pretending to read the novel, why did she stop at page 58? She may as well have cited words towards the end, extending the lie as though she read the whole thing.

Alternatively, rather than for an assignment, perhaps the post-it noter was making a bold linguistic statement on the dichotomy of context between words when viewed within a novel versus when viewed individually. Perhaps the covertly enigmatic avante-garde enthusiast was penning short little poems, deconstructing the text which is itself informed by deconstruction.

Perhaps i need to get a life so i have something that's verisimilarly interesting to post about.
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