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The Lexicon of The Literary

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Foreword:

The written word is our passion. It has been mine for many years. I have provided you, here, with a simple means by which, this passion, you may better share.
After receiving a Bachelor’s in English and Journalism long ago, my true study of the language of the literary began. An assiduous scrutiny of thousands of books, from classic fiction, to the modern novel and a multiplicity of nonfiction works, has enabled me to enable you to bolster your abilities with the often used, as well as the not-so-often used, words of the writer.
Now, in this single, singular, and concise work, you may easily know the words essential to the craft. You will hold in your hand, and have at your disposal, one powerful little weapon against the ignorance and apathy that are anathema to we who would intelligently communicate.
You will not have to wade through the words that everyone knows. You will not be assailed by words randomly plucked from a list of synonyms. And, with the necessary points of proper usage and pronunciation included alongside the definitions arrayed, you may easily express yourself, on paper and in speech, in a manner befitting an individual of erudition.

Sincerely, F. Scott Weitz

[This is the real deal folks. I shit you not. This little book is thee source for thee words that have been, for years, relevant to the writer - and, as such, relevant to the reader. I've done all the work. And, from this work, you will benefit greatly.]

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Dec 15, 2020
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9781005925550
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From:Timewarped (or: in defense of Harvey Weinstein) by F. Scott WeitzA BRIEF(ISH) BIO: [I lived for 28 years in MASSACHUSETTS ((1)ASHLAND -A.H.S. class of 1979).] [Suicidal senior year (discovering that the God I sincerely believed in- is clearly manmade ......and that hormones are a motherfucker), I refused to participate in my studies (plummeting from being ranked 4th (academically) in my class (the top 2.42%) to being ranked 7th (the top 4.24%) –such a disgrace).] [I subsequently relinquished my full (ROTC) scholarship to study Pre-Med. at HOLY CROSS COLLEGE in Worcester.] [After 3days in the U.S.Air Force, I received my honorable discharge. -A record? -One wonders.][(2)AMHERST (UMASS– BA English +Journalism 1984)] [cum laude, minor in alcohol + psychedelics) (pornographic pursuits–extracurricular)], [#Shortly after graduating, I copyrighted my first papers on my more down-to-Earth (read: realistic) understanding of what Earth’s scientists have dramatically (or: theatrically) seen as representing reality here ...+ abroad (i.e. the universe at large). (Education +revelation (with the assistance of inspirational intoxication –in the form of cannabis-fueled stimulation) is a wondrous thing...... and quite painful.)] [Study not the conclusions - but the evidence which supposedly justifies the same. -And, put down that bong –you fuckin’ burnout you!][(3)BERLIN(MA.) (dealer+, decidedly not dilatory doer, of dope) (post-grad studies in cocaine –whiskey chaser) (graduated groping at the biker bar)] [Free basing +burglary were featured components of this portion of my ‘higher’ education. (Before the cartels started to provide crack for retail sale, we aficionados of the livelier leaf made our own.)], [(4)WORCESTER and (5)MAYNARD (locations in which I lived– pursuant to not being pursued)].[After fleeing prosecution in my home state, I lived for 28 years in (6)ARLINGTON, TEXAS (occupying space ......+time) in various apartments and menial occupations -culminating in a menial job driving big trucks across the state +region (+/or the nation)]. [I worked throughout the South –and from coast to coast ......and border to border. (I met a Samoan woman in COMPTON, CA.–and brought her back to Texas after (barely) surviving the LA RIOTS.) (I am, quite noticeably (It became very apparent -in those days of dark destruction), a, person, particularly pale.)] [My ‘frank’ portrayal of a White man caught in that zone of burning hatred+, yes, misguided malevolence unmasked, was entirely ignored by those who hadn’t experienced the phenomenon from inside the belly of a very black +bellicose beast ......indeed. -I have always (OK: usually), as have I talked it, walked it. -The truth (I write) in Black +White -a gray matter bigger than any single political party has yet to read with any noticeable degree of ......clarity.] [I DON’T KISS ANYONE’S ASS ......UNLESS I’M WICKED HIGH.][I purchased a home (circa 2000) with a down payment made possible from the proceeds of a suit filed on my behalf after a driver under the influence of evil substances (no doubt provided by some nefarious character -or rude establishment) crashed his vehicle into mine...... thus minorly injuring this individual (i.e. me), +enriching (to some small degree) my tortuous, temporal+ truthfully trivial existence.] [I then worked my ass off (literally) (It has all butt disappeared.) to pay for that home –and the many expenditures of modern life.] [I could no longer afford the good stuff (las drogas). (My wife + children desired to be clothed + fed ......on a very regular basis.)][Last year (2017), I left my adult children (MATTHEW MALUA + JASON UALESI WEITZ) in Texas; and moved with my wife (not the mother of my 2 adult sons) along with our (now 10 year old) son, HECTOR HIGHLAND WEITZ, to (7)ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO– where I (as well as my wife) work what little is left of our respective asses off to pay for a luxury apartment, 2 leased cars, an aging HARLEY (and the many, many other items required to feel fulfilled in the 21st century).][Listening to unabridged audio books (including classic literature, modern literature, sci-fi, and works of nonfiction), while I drive the truck, sustains me.] [I’ve written much (and published very little) over the years –including this little book (now indie published with Smashwords): among the craziest of the crazy shit I’ve created. –Soon, I will die.]-FRANCIS SCOTT WEITZAlso by F. Scott Weitz: THE LEXICON OF THE LITERARY (Thee Dictionary For Writers + Readers Of English) [UNPUBLISHED][It was not my degree in English (but my license to drive big trucks) that enabled me to compile this list of the words all intelligent speakers of English must know. I've read many books - but I've listened to thousands + thousands of them. The words you must know are here. (You Will Be Very Glad You Own This Book.) -You will read it often.]Also by F. Scott Weitz: RAGTOP (or: An American Tightass) (The CIA is once again up to its institutional neck in murder, mayhem and misdirection ....for the greater good. Now, it's up to an almost anonymous pawn inside the agency to commit treason ....and save the country. Yes, a practically prodigal son of Sodom must climb up off of his literal knees to metaphorically ball the patriotic perpetrator of the purported perfidy right up his pathologically puckering posterior. You will follow along as Mr. Weitz and his imagined cast of maladjusted misfits sink to new and horrifying depths of outrageous honesty and unlikely intrigue in this raucously reprehensible and, no doubt, destined to be banned little book.) [UNPUBLISHED]Coming soon(ish) to YouTube (perhaps): THE CHRISTMAS CATASTOPHE (A HORRIBLE HANUKKAH) written + narrated by Frank Weitz. [Wildly humorous. Adults only.]YOU WANT MORE? I GOT MORE! - STILL NEED A DESCENT AGENT ....OR AN INDESCENT PUBLISHER.

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The Lexicon of The Literary - F. Scott Weitz

[DEAREST READER]

[IT WAS NOT MY DEGREE IN ENGLISH (BUT MY LICENSE TO DRIVE BIG TRUCKS) THAT ENABLED ME TO COMPILE THIS LIST OF THE POSITIVELY ESSENTIAL VOCABULARY WORDS THAT ONE (WHO WOULD COMMUNICATE INTELLIGENTLY IN ENGLISH) MUST KNOW.]

[I'VE READ MANY BOOKS - BUT I'VE LISTENED TO THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF THEM. LET THE COUNTLESS HOURS AND MILLIONS OF MILES I DEVOTED TO THE GREATEST (UNABRIDGED AUDIO) BOOKS OF PRESENT AND PAST HELP DRIVE YOUR GENIUS.]

[WITH THE LEXICON OF THE LITERARY, YOU WILL ACQUIRE THE WORDS YOU TRULY NEED TO HONESTLY CALL YOURSELF A MASTER OF THEE VOCABULARY (AS WELL AS THE PROPER USAGE THEREOF) WHICH AN ARTICULATE INDIVIDUAL, IN HER POSSESSION, HOLDS.]

[THIS LITTLE BOOK WILL BECOME, FOR YOU, A BIG TOOL IN YOUR EFFORTS TO RISE ABOVE THOSE WHO HAVE NOT DISCOVERED THE ONE INSTRUMENT (THIS BOOK) THAT CONTAINS THE HERETOFORE UNREVEALED MASTER LIST OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WORDS IN OUR LANGUAGE.]

[YOU MAY, THEN, ENLIGHTEN AND ENLIST YOUR FRIENDS (IN THE JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY WHICH YOU AND I HAVE SHARED) THAT THEY TOO MAY KNOW THE SECRET, THE SECRETS, YOU HAVE LEARNED ......OR NOT.]

FRANCIS SCOTT WEITZ

THE LEXICON OF THE LITERARY

THE LEXICON OF THE LITERARY

Foreword:

The written word is our passion. It has been mine for many years. I have provided you, here, with a simple means by which, this passion, you may better share.

After receiving a Bachelor’s in English and Journalism years ago, my true study of the language of the literary began. An assiduous scrutiny of thousands of books, from classic fiction, to the modern novel and a multiplicity of nonfiction works, has enabled me to enable you to bolster your abilities with the often used, as well as the not-so-often used, words of the writer.

Now, in this single, singular, and concise work, you may easily know the words essential to the craft. You will hold in your hand, and have at your disposal, one powerful little weapon against the ignorance and apathy that are anathema to we who would intelligently communicate.

You will not have to wade through the words that everyone knows. You will not be assailed by words randomly plucked from a list of synonyms. And, with the necessary points of proper usage and pronunciation included alongside the definitions arrayed, you may easily express yourself, on paper and in speech, in a manner befitting an individual of erudition.

Sincerely, F. Scott Weitz

[This is the real deal folks. I shit you not. This little book is thee source for thee words that have been, for years, relevant to the writer - and, as such, relevant to the reader. I've done all the work. And, from this work, you will benefit greatly.]

THE LEXICON OF THE LITERARY

THE LEXICON OF THE LITERARY

[*This list contains those words which, although seldom heard at the local truck stop, are oft repeated in the greatest books of yesterday and today. *These words constitute an essential vocabulary of those who read and write in English.

*Some of the words you will undoubtedly know. *Some of the information offered may be aptly regarded as ancillary to that which must, in this forum, be presented. *There are, to be sure, some words listed which an astute individual would not necessarily be required, or expected, to know - but these words, along with the information aforementioned, will undoubtedly add to the repertoire of the writer, or the arsenal of anyone who, learning, loves.]

[*The words which I have most often encountered in print – yet have, in conversation, been very rarely exposed to – I have, among all the words chosen for this list, presented in parentheses.]

F. Scott Weitz

[*If a note as to what part of speech a word belongs is necessary, I’ve provided it. *Notes on pronunciation and usage have, when necessary, also been supplied – in a manner comprehensible to those who view grammar more as a necessary evil than as either a vocation, or a sincere burden.]

[(*Warning: This version of this book is me times three. (Yes, this time it’s personal.) That means independence of thought and honesty of expression to rival a late-night, adult cartoon character – albeit one with an awesome vocabulary and a fully functioning cerebrum.)] (*Note: I’m happy to report that both liberals and conservatives may consider me and my ridiculous opinions to be entirely out of line in the world as they know it. *I’m very happy to report that most people will find something they find inappropriate and/or objectionable herein.) (Have fun.) Frank Weitz

[OF COURSE, WHEN ALL IS SAID + DONE, IT IS 'THE WORDS' THAT MATTER. AND, PRESENTED HEREIN, ARE INDEED THE WORDS THAT MATTER.]

(DO NOT SPEED READ - EVER!!) (SPEED READING, I.E. SKIMMING, IS PRETENDING TO READ - PRETENDING TO LEARN.) (DO NOT SPEED READ - EVER!!)

THE LEXICON OF THE LITERARY

‘A’ word to the wise (words beginning with the letter ‘a’) (arranged randomly – or, more aptly, in the order as, by me, they were discovered):

*(anathema) – (noun) – (initial ‘a’ pronounced ‘aah’, and is, by itself, a syllable; second ‘a’ is short; ‘e’ is ‘eh’, and is, by itself, a syllable; final ‘a’ matches the first) - an accursed thing; a thing detested. (Originally, it was a condemnation issued by the Catholic church.) [Brutality is anathema to a civilized individual.] {Never speed read. Speed reading is anathema to one who hopes to get much out of a book.} (Of course, if you’re skimming because you were lazy and failed to actually read a book you were required to read well before your paper on or concerning it was due, that’s understandable.)

[**Knowing that the first letter of this word forms, by itself, an independent syllable, is a less-than-pedantic clue as to the pronunciation of the word - of course. If, having known the pronunciation, you felt this clue to be unnecessary, consider the word from the viewpoint of someone who hasn’t yet thoroughly, it, learned.**]

*(avuncular) – (adjective) - (first ‘a’ is ‘aah’, and is, by itself, a syllable; the first ‘u’ is short; the second ‘u’ long, and, with the preceding ‘c’ forms a syllable) – having the aspect of an uncle. [An avuncular individual is caring and protective – and will not often be guilty of condemnatory behavior.]

*arcane – esoteric; understood by, or known to, few. [Let’s work to make sure that the words in this book are not – or will not become – arcane beyond all doubt.] [What should be rational is, in reality, arcane it seems when it comes to the average person’s understanding of his own mortality.] (If you're young and believe that death is not, for humans, a sincere threat, you will, my callow friend, get over that misconception ...with time.) [Too much information for you? - Ignore the old man, and look at all the pretty words.]

*abstruse – difficult to comprehend. [The ‘humor’ of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche is, some believe, an abstruse and under appreciated thing.] (Yes; that was a joke.) [War and Peace is not an abstruse work of literary art………… It’s just way too freakin’ long.]

*a posteriori – (‘a’ is long; ‘i’s are pronounced as is the name of the letter ‘e’) - (Latin – ‘from the subsequent’) - from effects to causes (as with inductive reasoning). [The opposite of ‘a posteriori’ is *a priori.] [A posteriori analysis among commentators in the NFL leads many to describe sound principle as athletic genius. - And then their notions start to really stretch the boundary between credulity and fatuity.]

*(approbation) – (n.) - (second ‘a’ is long) - approval. [I do, indeed, seek the approbation of my learned colleagues. Feel free to shower me with your admiration. It will not disturb me in the least.] (Don’t appreciate me? Then piss off!)

*(acquisitive) – desirous of possessions. [I would have you become acquisitive as regards vocabulary words well worth knowing. I warrant you will – in this book - find quite a few you have not yet discovered in perusing the several vocabulary guides available to those who would know what should be known by the ones who know.]

*(antithesis) – (n.) – (vowels are short) - polar opposite. [Antithetical to analysis, is the blind acceptance of supposition.] [The antithesis of thorough reading is speed reading.]

*Acheron – (name) - (short ‘a’; ‘ch’ pronounced as ‘k’) – one of the rivers of Hades (other than the Styx); or Hades itself.

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