WORD LISTS

Vocabulary from the Lyrics of Lou Reed (1942-2013)

October 27, 2013
repartee
"Who has touched and who has dabbled
here in the city of shows
Openings, closings, bad repartee
everybody knows"- "New York Telephone Conversation"
base
"I dreamed I wasn't gross or base, a criminal on the take
And most of all I dreamed I forgot the day John Kennedy died"- "The Day John Kennedy Died"
caustic
"As you pass through the fire, your right hand waving
There are things you have to throw out
That caustic dread inside your head will never help you out"- "Magic and Loss (the Summation)"
progeny
"They say he didn't have an enemy
His was a greatness to behold
He was the last surviving progeny
The last one on this side of the world"- "Last Great American Whale"
nullify
"I have made very big decision
I'm goin' to try to nullify my life"- "Heroin"
femme fatale
"She builds you up to just put you down, what a clown
'Cause everybody knows (She's a femme fatale)
The things she does to please (She's a femme fatale)
She's just a little tease (She's a femme fatale)"- "Femme Fatale"
disarray
"Dark cloudy bars
Shiny Cadillac cars
And the people on subways and trains
Looking gray in the rain as they stand disarrayed"- "After Hours"
imperious
"Ermine furs adorn the imperious Severin"- "Venus in Furs"
myriad
The myriad choices of his fate
Set themselves out upon a plate
For him to choose
What had he to lose- "The Black Angel's Death Song"
wizened
"It might be fun to have a kid that I could kick around
Create in my own image like a god
I'd raise my own pallbearers to carry me to my grave
And keep me company when I'm a wizened toothless clod"- "Beginning of a Great Adventure"
pristine
"But then again pristine isolation might not be the best idea
It's not good trying to immortalize yourself"- "Beginning of a Great Adventure"

Rate this wordlist:

Join the conversation

Comments from our users:

Friday November 1st 2013, 12:51 AM
Comment by: Uttam Kumar S. (India)
Yea, a list to keep in mind...but one example is rather messy. Still great concept to ignite curiosity.
Thursday November 14th 2013, 12:59 PM
Comment by: Tbone (FL)
yea its a good list fantastic to me

Do you have a comment?

Share it with the Visual Thesaurus community.

Your comments:

Sign in to post a comment!

We're sorry, you must be a subscriber to comment.

Click here to subscribe today.

Already a subscriber? Click here to login.

Create a new Word List