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Implausible (adj)

- not having the appearance of truth or credibility

"It's a story about a murder and the fact that the cops said my dad did it. All implausible, but still a lot of trouble for my father." -pg.1


Opulence (noun)

- wealth, riches, or affluence

"I was a poor kid trapped in the surroundings of great wealth and opulence." -pg. 1


Reprehensible (adj.)

- deserving of reproof, rebuke, or censure; blameworthy

"Now, as crass and reprehensible as this sort of greed was, I have to say there were plenty of times that I wished my dad was like Mr. Richmond." -pg. 30


Salient (adj.)

- prominent or conspicuous

"So, using this interesting and salient example, I have to say that driving home with Mr. Richmond, I did spend some time puzzling over the meaning of all of this." -pg.44


Spry (adj.)

- active; nimble; agile; energetic; brisk

"Aphrodite Andropolis was a kindhearted, spry, and somewhat handsome sixty-five-year-old woman who, among her many distinctions, was the only person on the planet who stood up to my dad." -pg.46


Liaison (noun.)

- a person who initiates and maintains the contact or connection between units of the armed forces or of any other organization in order to ensure concerted action, cooperation, etc.

"Belachek was the company's liaison to NATO and individual European countries who wanted the same kind of protection the United States had." -pg.60

Encryption (noun)

- the activity of converting data or information into code

"And with Ruben, boy genius, at my side, there wasn't an encryption or electronic security system that could prevent my entry, especially when the laptop was right there." -pg.71

Escapism (noun)

- the avoidance of reality by absorption of the mind in entertainment or in an imaginative situation, activity, etc

"Always a good idea to throw a party. Escapism? Evasion of responsibility? Cowardice? Yes to all of these things." -pg.107

Unassailable (adj.)

- not subject to denial or dispute

"A tape with what Lubchenko described as Colburn's lengthy description of how he killed Belachek and framed my father by planting the phony e-mails and setting up the fake accounts. This is the coup de grace, unassailable." - pg. 240