An infectious and deadly disease that was officially eradicated in 1980
A suggestive remark that implies something not explicitly said
A derogatory and offensive term for a small black child
A place to sell something for money
strange or unusual
A sect of Christianity focused on the doctrine of "Inner light"
greedy in an especially aggressive way
A fortified wine from Spain
financial sponsorship, particularly given by wealthy investors to talented artists
recreational boat or ship
A term for a boat, indicating that it is responsive and easy to handle
a term for a type of seclusion from the reality of the world, a kind of privileged and isolated sanctuary
An Italian politician and philosopher known for his endorsement of cunning and deception
feet of clay
The weakness found in someone who seems otherwise superior and unflawed
alcoholic drink for earlier in the day, used as a hangover cure
A cocktail with creme de menthe and brandy, a typically upper class drink
"The course of true love...gathers no moss..."
An amalgamation of a Shakespeare quote and a popular saying. The beginning comes from Lysander's line in A Midsummer Night's Dream when he says, "The course of true love never did run smooth." This means that true love is hard. The second half comes from the popular saying, "A rolling stone gathers no moss," which suggests that if one doesn't put down roots than they cannot accumulate status and commitments.
A newspaper typically filled with fluid and sensationalized stories about celebrities
The Philadelphia Story Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for The Philadelphia Story is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.