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H.L. Mencken (1880–1956).  The American Language.  1921.

List of Words and Phrases
 
The parts of speech are indicated only when it is desirable for clearness. The following abbreviations are used:
 
a. adjectiveadj. adverbart. articlen. noun
pref. prefixp. pronunciationpro. pronounsuf. suffix
v. verbvp. verb-phrase
 
a, p., 69ff, 110, 213, 316, 350
abbordato, 410
aber nit, 199, 367, 384
abgefaked, 407
abolitionist, 98
above, 244
absquatulate, 96
a, art., 73
a, p., 11, 69, 70, 110, 111, 117
abuv, 244
accommodation-train, 97
accouchement, 150
ace, 370
ace-high, 128
acceptress, 88
accessioned, 192
achiev, 245
ach Louie, 104
achtel, 132
acre, 231, 232, 234
activ, 245
acy, suf., 91
ad, 176n, 185, 418, 245
adamic, 88
ad-card, 185
addition, 61
address, 209
addrest, 245
ad-man, 185
administration, 124
admitted to the bar, vp., 125
adobe, 101
ad-rate, 185
ad-smith, 194
ad-writer, 185
adult, 209
advertise, 237
advertisement, 209, 212, 224, 236, 237
advertising-agent, 145
advertize, 237, 238, 246
advertizement, 224, 237
advertizing, 238
advize, 246
advocate, v., 36, 59, 61
adze, 67, 241
aeon, 223
aero, 184
aeroplane, 241
aesophagus, 233
aesthete, 237
aesthetic, 223, 237
aestival, 223
aetaernall, 228
aether, 237
aetiology, 237
aetiology, 223
affetuoso, 88
affiliate, 92
affis, 398
Aframerican, 186
African golf, 130
afterwards, 182
again, 217
against, 217
agast, 246
agenda, 115, 130
ag’in, 106
aggravate, 92, 162
agile, 218
a good ways off, 182
a good ways on, 182
ai, p., 218
ain’t, 21, 180, 284, 289
air-line, 97, 122
airplane, 241
aiscrim, 404
aisle manager, 144
aker, 231, 232, 234, 247
Alabama, 111, 217
alabastine, 195
alamo, 202
alarm, n., 224, 236, 253
alarmist, 42
alarmista, 405
alarum, 224, 253
alcove, 170
alderman, 57
alfabet, 246
alfalfa, 126
all by her lonesome, 177, 193
all-fired, 153
allot upon, vp., 39
allow, 41
alloy, 209
allreit, 413
all right, 404, 407, 413, 416
allrightnick, 407
all Sunday, 188
all the further, 313
all the later, 313
ally, 209
all year, 188
almoner, 130
almond, 211, 215
alms, 215
aloha, 204
aloof, 219
alright, 36, 247
alter, 149
altered, 241
altfäschen, 398
altho, 244, 246, 247
aluminium, 253, 254
aluminum, 196, 253, 254
alumnae, 245
alumnas, 252
alumnis, 252
alumnuses, 252
am, 272, 288
amachoor, 318
amass, 110, 216
amateur, 141
ambassador, 226, 227
ambish, 184
amen, 215, 216
Americanize, 92
Amerind, 186
amigo, 203
am not, 289
amoebas, 252
amphitheatre, 225
ampico, 196
an, 73
anaemia, 223, 240
anaesthesia, 225, 237, 241
anaesthetic, 223
analisis, 246
Ananias Club, 362
ancestor, 227
andiron, 67
anemia, 223, 245
anesthetic, 223, 226
angry, 115
anilin, 245
annex, n., 222, 239; annex, v., 239
annexe, n., 222, 239, 240
announce, 130
A No. 1, 189
ansco, 196
anser, 247
ant, 111
antagonize, 59, 162
ante, v., 101, 281
antennas, 252
anteriour, 228
ante up, vp., 101, 128
anti-fogmatic, 99
antiskid, 196
antmire, 149
anxious-bench, 98
anxious-seat, 98
anyhow, 404
anything, 318
anyway, 182
anyways, 182, 307
apartment, 127
apern, 318
apothem, 246
apple, 110
apparatuses, 252

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