Helluva vocabulary list from Paper Towns by John Green:

  1. Jimmied – forced open (a window or door) with a jimmy.
  2. Helluva – nonstandard spelling of a “hell of a”
  3. Fascist – an advocate or follower of fascism.
  4. Accompli – Something that has already been done
  5. Deign – do something that one considers to be beneath one’s dignity.
  6. Lament – a passionate expression of grief or sorrow.
  7. Usurp – to steal a position of power.
  8. Undulation – up and down movement like the motion of waves.
  9. Sniveling – to cry and sniffle.
  10. Scamper – run with fear or excitement.
  11. Demurely – with shyness and modesty.
  12. Amble – move at a slow relaxed place.
  13. Impunity – exemption from punishment or loss or escape from fines.
  14. Ovid – a Roman poet
  15. Rivulet – a small stream.
  16. Prevailing – existing at a particular time.
  17. Dismissively – showing that something is unworthy of consideration.
  18. Dwindled – Reduce in size.
  19. Assertion – always expected to always be true at that point in the code.
  20. Demise – a person’s death

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