Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth Glossary

domino (noun)

a loose cloak, worn with a mask for the upper part of the face at masquerades.

colored (adjective)

An outdated and offensive term for a black person.

bromo (noun)

a dose of a proprietary effervescent headache remedy and antacid.

ether (noun)

the clear sky; the upper regions of air beyond the clouds.

cordiality (noun)

sincere affection and kindness.

degenerate (noun)

an immoral or corrupt person.

inhalator (noun)

a device for inhaling something, especially oxygen; a respirator; an inhaler.

amnesia (noun)

a partial or total loss of memory.

blotto (adjective)

extremely drunk.

hashish (noun)

an extract of the cannabis plant, containing concentrations of the psychoactive resins.

gimmick (noun)

a trick or device intended to attract attention, publicity, or business.

cabana (noun)

a cabin, hut, or shelter, especially one at a beach or swimming pool.

trade (noun)

a trick, a casual, one- time, pickup for sexual encounter, a hustler.

genteel (adjective)

polite, refined, or respectable, often in an affected or ostentatious way.

odious (adjective)

extremely unpleasant; repulsive.

stole (noun)

a woman's long scarf or shawl, especially of fur or similar material, worn loosely over the shoulders.

coronary (adjective)

relating to or denoting the arteries which surround and supply the heart.

trousseau (noun)

the clothes, household linen, and other belongings collected by a bride for her marriage.

Tulane (proper noun)

A private research university in New Orleans, Louisiana.

mink (noun)

a small semiaquatic carnivore resembling the stoat, native to North America and Eurasia. The American mink is widely farmed for its fur, resulting in it becoming naturalized in many parts of Europe.