August: Osage County

August: Osage County Glossary

homesteading (noun)

a lifestyle of self-sufficiency, characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of food, and which may also involve the small-scale production of textiles, clothing, and craftwork for household use or sale.

bureaucracy (noun)

Relating to a government: Administration through bureaus or departments.

equilibrium (noun)

a state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced.

tatty (adjective)

worn and shabby; in poor condition.

Gordian Knot (noun)

An exceptionally complicated problem or deadlock.

hooked (adjective)

Slang for addicted to drugs.

Wurlitzer (proper noun)

a large pipe organ or electric organ, especially one used in the movie theaters of the 1930s.

T.S. Eliot (proper noun)

A famous poet.

Hart Crane (proper noun)

An American modernist poet who took inspiration from the work of T.S. Eliot, who committed suicide at the age of 32.

John Berryman (proper noun)

An influential American poet in the Confessional school, who also committed suicide.

Anglican (adjective)

relating to or denoting the Church of England or any Church in communion with it.

winsome (adjective)

attractive or appealing in appearance or character.

Cheyenne (noun)

a member of an Algonquian people formerly living between the Missouri and Arkansas Rivers but now on reservations in Montana and Oklahoma.

sow (noun)

an adult female pig, especially one which has farrowed.

behemoth (noun)

a huge or monstrous creature.

Maria Full of Grace (title)

A 2004 Columbian film about a young Colombian girl transporting drugs to the United States.

The Plains (proper noun)

the broad expanse of flat land, much of it covered in prairie, steppe, and grassland, that lies west of the Mississippi River tallgrass prairie in the United States and east of the Rocky Mountains in the U.S. and Canada.

redolent (adjective)

strongly reminiscent or suggestive of (something).

bowl (noun)

As in a device used for smoking marijuana.

affliction (noun)

something that causes pain or suffering.