Under the Volcano

“‘Do you really like it?’ M. Laruelle asked him, and the Constable, sucking a lemon, felt the fire of the tequila run down his spine like lightning striking a tree which thereupon, miraculously, blossoms.” -Malcom Lowry

Under the Volcano

“‘Do you really like it?’ M. Laruelle asked him, and the Constable, sucking a lemon, felt the fire of the tequila run down his spine like lightning striking a tree which thereupon, miraculously, blossoms.” -Malcom Lowry

vocab, courtesy of Lowry

tabid, adj1. Path. Affected with tabes; wasted by disease; consumptive; marcid. Also fig.2. Corrupted, decomposed. Obs.3. Causing consumption, wasting, or decline. floriferous, adjProducing flowers thaumaturgy, nThe working of wonders; miracle-working; magic.plangent, adj1. Loud and resonant; reverberating; (also) that thrills or affects the emotions; mournful, plaintive-sounding.2. spec. Of a wave, surf, etc.: making a beating, roaring, or crashing sound. Chiefly poet. Now rare.neuritic, adjOf or relating to a neurite or neurites; good for the nerves rubicund, adj1. Of things: Inclined to redness; tending towards a red colour; red. Obs.2. Of the face, etc.: Reddish, flushed, highly coloured, esp. as the result…

vocab, courtesy of Lowry

tabid, adj1. Path. Affected with tabes; wasted by disease; consumptive; marcid. Also fig.2. Corrupted, decomposed. Obs.3. Causing consumption, wasting, or decline. floriferous, adjProducing flowers thaumaturgy, nThe working of wonders; miracle-working; magic.plangent, adj1. Loud and resonant; reverberating; (also) that thrills or affects the emotions; mournful, plaintive-sounding.2. spec. Of a wave, surf, etc.: making a beating, roaring, or crashing sound. Chiefly poet. Now rare.neuritic, adjOf or relating to a neurite or neurites; good for the nerves rubicund, adj1. Of things: Inclined to redness; tending towards a red colour; red. Obs.2. Of the face, etc.: Reddish, flushed, highly coloured, esp. as the result…