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Red Lipstick- The Men in my life

Follow through the difficult words to read Red Lipstick- Men in my life by Laxmi Narayan Tripathi.

Recent blog about the book.

Monologue :

Innocuous- not harmful or offensive

Steer- guide or control the movement

Trivial- of little value or importance

Transcending-be or go beyond the range or limits of (something abstract)

Crotches- The part of human body between the legs where they join the torso

Twirl- spin quickly and lightly around, especially repeatedly

Told off- If you tell someone off, you speak to them angrily or seriously because they have done something wrong

Reprimanded- rebuke officially

Inklings-a hint

Stirring- causing great excitement or strong emotions

Billboards- a larger outdoor board for displaying advertisements.

Hurled- throw with great force

Crippling- cause(someone) to became unable to move or walk properly

Pansy- a popular cultivated viola flower in rich colors, with both summer and winter flowering varieties.

Doing drag- A drag queen is a person, usually male, who uses drag clothing and makeup to imitate and often exaggerate female gender signifiers and gender roles for entertainment purposes.

Cruising- to sail about in an area without a precise destination, especially for pleasure

Raison dềtre- French expression commonly meaning “reason for bring”

Inadvertently- without intentions

Don- Spanish word for a male foreman

Brethren- brother

Implore- beg earnestly or desperately

Patronized- treat with an apparent kindness that betrays a feeling of superiority

Thwart- prevent from accomplishing something

Invincible- too powerful to be defeated

Subsume-include or absorb in something else

Reviled- criticize in an abusive or angrily insulting manner


Inculcation- instill be persistent instruction

The creator

Hem- edge of the piece of cloth


Enraged- furious

Mortgage-the charging of property by a debtor to a creditor as security for a debt

Bouts- a short period of intense activity of a specified kind

Hypocrites- The practice of claiming to have higher standards or more noble beliefs than is the case.

Banal- boring

Affinity- a spontaneous or natural liking

Chivalrous- courteous and gallent towards women

Effeminate- having or showing characteristics regarded typically of a women

Floored by- Surprising and shocking

Hob-nob- mix socially

Entrenched- ingrained

Claustrophobic- a person with an extreme or irrational fear of confined spaces.

Platonic-intimate and affectionate but not sexual

Persecution- ill treatment

Paranoia- a mental condition characterized by delusions

Vents-the expression or release of a strong emotion

Subtly- delicate or precise

Prakriti- Nature

Fire in my belly- ready to do something in a very energetic and passionate way.

Stoked- add coal to a furnace

Stupendous- extremely impressive

The Preserver

Clanking- a loud sound or series of sounds

Grapple- engage in closed fight

Gorging-eat a large amount greedily


Nasty- highly unpleasant

Vilified- to speak or write about in an abusive manner

Accosted- approach and address (someone) boldly or aggressively.

Befriend- act as a friend by helping or supporting

Brazenness- bold without shame

Swindling-use deception to deprive some of money or possessions

Detour- a long roundabout route taken to avoid something or visit something along the way

Unnerving- make lose courage or confidence

Unclasp- unfasten

Snag- to obtain

Sturdy- strong and solidly built

Garb- clothing or dress

Bat an eyelid- To display a subtle emotional reaction, such as consternation, annoyance, sadness, joy, etc.

Enviable- likely to arouse envy

Progeny- offspring

Unconsummated- loveless

Ordeal- a painful or horrific experience

Appalled-greatly dismay or horrify

Forge- make or shape by heating

Stride- walk with long, decisive steps in a specified direction

Ostracism- exclusion from society

Entrenched- an attitude firmly established and difficult to change

Continuum-a continuous sequence in which adjacent elements are not perceptibly diff from each other

Indophile – someone with great interest in Indian culture

Prince Manvendra’s Monologue

Baffled-totally bewildered or perplex

Imbue- inspire or permeate with a feeling of community

Raju’s Monologue

Toiled- worked extremely hard

Untoward- unexpected and inappropriate

Aberrant- departing from an accepted standard

The destroyer

hook line and sinker – used to emphasize that someone has been completely deceived or tricked.

Vicious- deliberately cruel or violent

The love Monologue

Sans -without

Fathom- a unit of length equal to 6 feet


Plenitude -an abundance

Waltz-a dance in triple time performed by a couple

Bereft- deprived of or lacking something, specially a non material asset


Subversive- seeking an established system

Angst-  feeling of anxiety

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