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    • Chapter 3
    • On week-ends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city, between one in the morning and long past midnight, while his station wagon scampered like a brisk yellow bug to meet all trains.
    • Ominibus: a long motor vehicle for passengers
    • A momentary hush; the orchestra leader varies his rhythm obligingly for her and there is a burst of chatter as the erroneous news goes around what she is Gilda Gray's understudy from the quot;Follies.quot;
    • Erroneous: mistaken
    • There were three married couples and Jordan's escort, a persistent undergraduate given to violent innuendo and obviously under the impression that sooner or later Jordan was going to yield to him her person, to a greater or lesser degree.
    • Innuendo: an indirect, derogatory implication in expression
    • When the quot;Jazz History of the Worldquot; was over girls were putting their heads on men's shoulders in a puppyish, convivial way, girls were swooning backward playfully into men's arms...
    • Convivial: merry; festive
    • Eluding Jordan's undergraduate who was now engaged in an obstetrical conversation with two chorus girls and who implored me to join him, I went inside.
    • Obstetrical: medical practice that deals with pregnant women
    • The tears coursed down her cheeks-not freely, however, for when they came into contact with her heavily beaded eyelashes they assumed an inky color, and pursued the rest of their way in slow black rivulets.
    • Rivulet: a small brook or stream
    • The caterwauling horns had reached a crescendo and I turned away and cut across the lawn toward home.
    • Caterwauling: a shrill, discordant sound
    • The bored haughty face that she turned to the world concealed something-most affectations conceal something eventually, even though they don't in the beginning-and one day I found what it was.
    • Affectations: a show, pretense or display
    • She wasn't able to endure being at a disadvantage, and given this unwillingness I suppose she had begun dealing in subterfuges when she was very young in order to keep that cool insolent smile turned to the world and yet satisfy the demands of her jaunty body.
    • Subterfuges: a deceptive stratagem or device