Gail Jones’ Dreams of Speaking is a treasure trove for word lovers.
Solipsistic – “They were fixed in crepuscular gloom onto screens or magazines, each locked away, looking sad in a solipsistic reverie.”
Solipsism (noun) is the extreme preoccupation with and indulgence of one’s feelings, desires, etc.; egoistic self-absorption.
Propinquity – “For every faraway time, or loss, there would be a return, there would be a propinquity.”
A noun: (1) nearness in place; proximity; (2) nearness of relation; kinship; (3) affinity of nature; similarity; (4) nearness in time.
Mendacious – “Besides, telephones are such mendacious things…”
An adjective: (1) telling lies, esp. habitually; dishonest; lying; untruthful: a mendacious person; (2) false or untrue: a mendacious report.
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