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connecting without a break
contiguous
The only building in sight was a small block of yellow brick sitting on the edge of the waste land, a sort of compact Main Street ministering to it and contiguous to absolutely nothing.
a short, witty poem expressing a single thought
epigram
This isn't just an epigram--life is much more successfully looked at from a single window, after all.
to perform without prior preparation
extemporizing
She was only extemporizing but a stirring warmth flowed from her as if her heart was trying to come out to you concealed in one of those breathless, thrilling words.
haughtiness in bearing and attitude
hauteur
The intense vitality that had been so remarkable in the garage was converted into impressive hauteur.
a physician who treats diseases of the eyes
oculist
Evidently some wild wag of an oculist set them there to fatten his practice... and then sank down himself into eternal blindness or forgot them and moved away.
to take the place of
peremptory
Something was making him nibble at the edge of stale ideas as if his sturdy physical egotism no longer nourished her peremptory heart.
printed material, such as a newspaper
rotogravure
I knew now why her face was familiar--its pleasing contemptuous expression had looked out at me from many rotogravure pictures of the sporting life at... Palm Beach.
feeling or showing haughty disdain
supercilious
Now he was a sturdy, straw haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner.