Word Nerd 2.2


Title: House Of Leaves

Author: Mark Z. Danielewski

Page: 17


“To use one of the big words I would eventually learn in the ensuing months-deracinated details of Zampano’s life.”

In Their Words:


past tense: deracinated; past participle: deracinated

tear (something) up by the roots.
“a deracinated writer who has complicated relations with his working-class background”

In My Words:

To rip something out by the bottom.

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