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clasp class classes Classic Classical classroom clawing clay clean clean-cut cleaning clear cleared clearing clearly cleft clicked cliff cliffs cliffside climax climb climbed climbing clinic clinic’s clipped clopping close closed closely closer closest closet closing cloth clothes clothesline clothing clouded clouding clouds clubs clucked clue clues clump clumsily clumsiness clumsy Clytemnestra coalesced coarse coast coastal coastline coax coaxed cobblestone cocked cockpit code co-eds coffee coffin coherent coincidence coincidences Çok cold collapsed collar collecting collection college colon color colorful column columns comb combat combatants combined combing come come-on comes comfort comfortable comforting coming command commanded commander commentary Commies committed commodities common commotion communicate communication Communications community commuter companion companions companions’ company compare compared compass compellingly compensation complain complaining complete completely complexion complicated compliment complimentary complimenting composed compounded comprehension compromise computations computer computers comrades concealment conceded concentration concern concerned concierge Concierge concluded conclusion concrete concubines concurred condemned condensed condition conditioning confess confessed confessing confession confessional confessions confidant confidence confident confidently confinement confirmed conflict conflicts confrontation confused confusion conjure connecting connection conquer conquered conquering conqueror conquest conscientious conscious consciousness consider considerate considered considering console conspicuous constable constable’s constables constant constantly constellation construct constructed constructing consulate consult contact contact contacted containing containing contemplate contemplate contemplated contemplation content contentedly contentment contest continue continued continuing continuous contraptions control conveniently convention conversation convince convinced cool coolly copies cornea corneas corner corners corporate Corps corpse corralling correct corrected correctness corridor corridors corruption cosmetics cost costs costumes cotton couch cough coughing could couldn’t councils count counted counting countless countries country countrymen countryside couple couple’s courage course courses coursing courtesy cousin cousins cover covered covering cow Cowboys CPO crack cracked cracks craft crafts crap crash crashed crashing crate crates craved crawled crawling crazed crazy creak creaking creamy create created creation creative creativity credit creek’s creeping crêpes crept crest Crete crevasse crew crewman crewman’s crewmen crickets cried crime crimes criminal cringed crisp crisscrossing criticized cross crossbeams cross-country crossed crossing crotch crouched crowd crowded crowds cruel cruelly cruise cruised cruising crumbled crumbling crumpled Crusader crushed crushing cry 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dining dinner dinner Diomedes diorama dip diplomatic dipped dips dire direct directed directing direction directions directly directory dirt dirty disagreeable disappearance disappeared disappointed disaster disastrously disbelief disbelief disciplined discourse discovered discovering discuss discussing discussion disembarked disembarking disembodied disgusted dishonor disinfectant disinfected disliked dismay dismounted Disney Disneyland dispensation display displayed disposition disrupt disruptive distance distant distinctive distinctly distinguished distracted distraction distraught disturbed disturbing ditch ditches diva diversion divided dividing divine dizzy dizzying do Doc dock docked docking doctor doctor’s doctors dodging does doesn’t dog dog-eared doghouse dogs doing domestic dominoes don’t done donned doomed door doormen doors do-over dope dorm Dörpfeld dosage dose doting double double-crosses doubt doubted down downstairs downward dozen Dr. drachma drafted dragged drain 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every everybody everyday everyone everyone’s everything everywhere evidence exactly exaggerated exam examination examine examined examining example exams exasperation excavated excavating excavation excavations except exchange exchanged exchanging excited excitedly excitement exciting exclaimed excuse excuses exhaled exhausted exhausting exhaustion exist existed existence exit exits ex-kindergarten exotic expansive expect expected expecting expelled expensive experience experienced expert explain explained explaining explanation explode exploded exploit explore exposed exposure express expression expressions exquisite extend extended extractor exuberance eye eyeball eyeing eyelids eyes Ezine fabrication fabrics fabulous face faced face-down face-first faceless faces face-to-face facial facility facing fact facts fade faded fading failed failure faint fairest fairly faith faithful fake fall fallen fallen falling fallow falls famed familiar families family famous fancy fanned fantastic fantasy far fare farewell far-flung farm farmer farmer’s farmland farms farther fascinate fascinated fashion fashioned fashions fast faster fastest fat fatal fatally fate Fate fated fateful father father’ll father’s fatigue faults faux faux pas favor favorite fax fear feared fearful fearing fearless fearlessly feathery feature fecal feces fed feed feel feeling feelings feet feigned fell fellow felt fence fences ferociously ferry fertile festive fetch feud fever feverish few field fields fierce fiercely fiery fifth fifty fifty-two fight fighter fighters fighting figs figuratively figure figured figures figurines figuring filed filet filet mignon fill filled filling film filtered filtering final finally finance financier find finding fine finer finger fingered fingers fingertip fingertips finish finished fire firewall firing firmly first First-Class fish fishermen fishing fist fistfight fistful fisticuff fists fit five five-day five-kilometer fix fixation fixed flag flagrant flags 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M-60 macabre Macedon Macedon’s machine machinery mad made made-up madly madman magic magical magically magnificent magnifying maids mail mailbox mailing main mainland maintain maintained maintaining majored make makes make-up making male man man’s manage managed manager mane maneuvered mangled mangy man-handled maniac manicured manipulation mankind mankind’s manly manner manner manufacture manufactured many many-headed map maps March march marched marijuana Marine Marine’s mark market marketplace marking marking markings marks Marmara married marry marshes martyr mascot mask masks mass masseuse massive masturbate match matched matches mate material materialized maternal mates matron matted matter mattered matting mature maturity maxed may May maybe maze McDonald’s me meadow meal meals mean meaning meaningful means meant meanwhile measure measuring medic medical medication medicinal medicines Mediterranean meet meeting Melbourne melded melt melted melting member Memnon memorial memories memorized memory men men’s Menelaus Mennon-Louis mention mentioned meowing Mercedes merchant’s mercy mere merely merged merging Merlot Mesele mesh mess mess message messages met metal metaphor meter meticulous meticulously Meyer Michael microwave middle midnight mid-sip mid-thought might mighty mile miles military military-type milk milking millennia millennia-long milling million mind minds mine mingle Minoa Minoan minor Minos mint minus minute minutes mirror misbehavior misdirection misfit misiniz misplaced miss Miss missed missing mission Missus mistake mistakes Mister mistook mistress misunderstandings mix moaned moaning moats mob mobs mocking model models modern modest moist moisture mold molecules molesting moment momentarily moments Mommy Monday monetary money monitors monotone monotony monster Monterrey month months monument monuments mood moon moonlight Moped moral morality morally morals more morning morning’s mortal mortals mortgage-lending mortgages mosque moss-covered most 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personnel perspective perspiration persuade persuade persuaded perversion petite petted petty PFC phew philosophy phone photograph photographic photography photos phrase physically pick picked picture pictured pictures picturesque piece pieces pig pigs pile piles pillow pimply-faced pinch pinnacle pinned pin-up pipe pipes Piraeus pirate pissed pistol pit pitchfork pitied placate place placed places plaid plain plains Plaka plan plane planks planned planning plans plant planted planting plants plaster plastic plate plates play played players playful playfully playing playset plaza plead pleasant pleasantly pleasantries please pleased pleasure plenty plodding plopping plot plotting plow plucked plug plugged plugging plumes plump plundered plush plying plywood pocket pocketful pockets poem poet poets point pointed pointing points poised poison poisoned poke poked pole police policeman policeman’s policemen polite politely politeness political Polyphemus ponder pondered ponytails pool pools poor poorly pop popped popping populate port porthole portholes portion portly portrayed ports pose Poseidon posing position positioned positioning positive posse possess possession possibilities possible possibly post postcard postcards poster postmark postpone posts posture potato potatoes potential potted pouch pounce pounced pounding pour poured pout pouted pouting pouty powder power powered powerless practical practically practice practiced pray prayed precariously precious precise prefer preferred pre-flight premium prepackaged preparation preparations prepare prepared preparing prepped presence present presented presenting present-tense preserve preserved press pressed pressing pressure presumed presumptions pretend pretended pretending pretty prevent preventable prevented previous previously Priam price pricked pride pried prince princess principles printed priority prison prisoners private prize prized probable probably probed problem problems procedures proceed proceeded proceedings process produce produced produced product profane profanity professional professor profile profound profusely progress project projecting projects prolonging promise promised promising promptly pronunciation proof propelled proper properly prophesize prophesy prophetess proposed propped prostitute prostitution protect protective protector Protesilaus protest protested protruded proud proudly prove proverbial provide providing province provoke provoked prowess proximity pry prying public puckered puddle pudgy puff puffed puffs pull pulled pulling pulse pummeled pummeling pumping punch punched punches puncture pungent punished punishment purchase pure puritanical purity purposefully purposes purred purse pursed pursing pursue pursued pursuing pursuit push pushed pushes pushing pussy put putting putty puzzle puzzled Pyramids quarrel quarterback queen quest question questionable questioned questioning questions quick quickened quickly quiet quirks quirky quit quite quiver quivering quota quote race raced racing radiated radiating radio radios rafters rage ragged raging raid railing railings rain raise raised raising raked rambling ramifications ramparts ran random range rape rapidly raping rapist rapped raspy rat rate rates rather rational rationalized rations rats rattled ravage ravaged raven ravine raw reach reached reaching react reacted reaction read reading ready real reality realization realize realized realizing really rear reason reasoning reasons reassure reassured reassuring reassuringly rebutted recall recalled recalling received receiving recently recesses recited reciting reclaim reclaimed reclined reclining recognize recognized recognizes recognizing reconnect record re-counted recover recovered recovery recreational recruiter red reddish red-painted Redskins redwood reeled referring reflect reflected reflection refreshed refreshing refuse refused refusing regained regard regarded regarding regardless region registered regret regrets regretted regroup regular regularly reinvented rejected rejection rejoin related relating relationship relax relaxed relaxing release released relied relief relieved religious reliving reluctantly rely remain remainder remained remaining remains remarked remarking remember remembered remembering remind reminded reminder reminders remnants remove renewed repair repaired repeat repeated repeatedly repeating replaced replayed replied reply report reported reporter reports repress reputation request required rescue rescuer rescuers resembled reservation reservations reserve resigned resist resisted resisting resolution resolve respect respond responded response responses responsibilities rest restaurants rested restful resting restless restoration restore restrained result resumed resupplying resurrected retaliation retort retreat retrieve retrieving return returned returning returns reunited reveal revealed revealing revelation revenge reversed review revisiting revolutions revved reward rewind rewritten rhetorical Rhodes rhythm ribcage ribs rich richer rich-toned rickety ridden ride ridge ridiculous riding rifle right righteous right-handed rim rings rinse ripe ripped rippled rise rises rising risk risks river river’s rivers RN road roads roadside roared robbed robe robed robes robust rock rocked rocket rocking rocks rocky rode role role-played roles roll rolled roller-coaster rolling rolls Roman romantic Rome roof room roommate rooms root rooting rope rose rough roughly round rounded roused rout route routine routinely routines row royal royalty rubbed rubbing rude rudely rudeness rugby Ruger Ruger’s rugged ruin ruined ruining ruins ruled rules rumble run running runway ruse rush rushed rushing Russian Russians rusted rustling rusty sacked sacks sacred sacrifices sadistic sadly safe safely safety sagging said sail sailed sailing sailor sailors sails salad salesmen salt salty salutatorian same sample San Francisco San Francisco’s sanctuary sand sandal sandals 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self-defense self-deprecating self-discovery self-lecture self-pity self-pity sell selling semi-circle semi-conscious send sends senior sensation sensations sense sensed senseless senses sensing sensuality sensually sensuous sent sentence sentences sentiment sentimental separated separating serious seriously serve served service sessions set sets setting settled settlers settling Sevâ seven seventeenth seventy-two several sewer sex sexual sexy şey shackled shade shadow shadowed shadows shadowy shake shaking shall shallow shameful shape shaped shard share shared sharp sharpened sharper sharply sharp-pointed shattered shaved she she’d she’s sheaf shed sheep sheer sheet sheets shepherd sheriff shield shielding shields shift shifted shifting shifts shine shining shiny ship ship’s shipboard ships shirt shirtless shirttails shish shit shock shocked shoes shone shook shoot shopkeeper shopping shops shore shoreline shores short shorter short-lived shortly short-term shot shots should should’ve shoulder shoulders shouldn’t shouted shouting shouts shove shoved shoving show showed shower showing shown shriek shrieked shriveled shrug shrugged shuddered shuffled shuffling shunned shut shutters shy shyly sıcak sick sickly-looking side sidebar sidekick sides sidewalk sideways sidled siege sigh sighed sighs sight sights sightseeing sign signal signaled signature significant signs silence silences silent silently silhouette silhouettes silks silly silt similar similarly Simois simple simply simulated simulation simulations since sincere sincerely sincerity sing singing single sink sinking sins sip sipped sipping siren’s sirens Sirens sister sister’s sisters sit site sites sitting situation six six-headed sixteen sixth six-week size Skala sketched sketching skies skills skin skinny skinny-ass skip skipping skirt skirt’s skirting skirts skull sky skyline skyward slacker slain slam slamming slap slapped slapping slashed slat slats slaughter slave slaves slay slaying sleeker sleep sleeping sleepy sleeve sleeveless sleeves slender slept slice slid sliding slight slightest slightly slim slink slip slipped slippery slipping slits slope slopes slow slow-dance slowed slowing slowly sludge slumped slung slurred slurring sly slyly small smaller smart smarter smartly smarts smashed smell smelling smells smile smiled smiles smiling smirk Smith smoke smoking smoky smoldered smoldering smooth smoothed smoothly smudge snacks snake snapped snarl snarled sneaked sneakers sneered snickered snipping snoring snorted snorts snow snuck so soak soaked soaking soap soapy sobbing so-called social socializing socially society sock socks soda sodas soft soften softening softer softly soft-spoken software soil soiled soldier soldiers solemn solemnly Solitaire solution some somebody somebody’s someday someone someplace something sometime sometimes somewhere son son’s song sons soon soothe soothed soothing Sophia sophistication sore soreness sorry sorry-ass sorta sought soul souls sound sounded sounding sounds Sounion soup source soured south southward southwest souvenir souvenirs souvlaki space space space spaghetti Spanos Spanos’ spare sparked sparse Sparta spasm speak speaking spear spearman spearpoint spear-thrusts special specialty speck spectacular speech speeding spell spend spent spewing spherical spice spicy spider spied spilled spinning spiral spiraling spirit spirit spirits spiritually spit splashed splashing splattered splint splinter split splitting spoke spoken sponge spontaneous spooky sports spot spots spotted spouting sprang spread spreading spring springing springs sprint spun sputtered sputtering spy squabble square square-mile squarish squatted squatting squealing squeeze squeezed squeezing squint squinted squirm squirmed stab stabbed stabbing stacks staff stage stained staining staircase stairs stairwell stale stalk stalkers stalks stalled stallion stammered stance stand standard standing stands Stanislaus star starboard stare stared stares staring stars start started starter starting startle startled starts stashed state stateroom states stateside statesmen station stationary statue statues stave staves stay stayed staying stays steady steal stealth steel stems stench stenches step stepped stepping steps sterile stern sternly stewed stick sticking sticky stiff stiffened stiffly still stillness sting stinging stir stitch stitched stitching stockings stolen stomach stone stoned stones stood stoop stop stopped stopping stops store stories storm storms stormy story storytellers storytelling straight straight-back straightened strained straining strait strange strangely stranger stranger’s strangers strapped straps stratagems strategy straw stream stream’s streams street streets street-tough strength stretch stretched stretcher stretching strewn strict strictly strike strikes striking strings strip stripped stripping strive stroke stroked stroll strolled strolling strong stronger strongly struck struggle struggled struggles strumming strung stub stubborn stubbornly stuck student students studied studies studio study studying stuff stuffed stumble stumbled stumbling stung stunned stupid stupider stupidity stupor sturdy style styles Styx subject submission submitting subsequent subtext subtle suburban suburban succeeded success successfully such suck sucked sudden suddenly suds suffer suffered sugar-coat sugary suggested suggested suggested suit suitable suitcase suites suitors sulked sullenly sultry Sumer summarize summer summer’s summers summon summoned summoning sun sun’s sunbeams sun-drenched sun-dried sunlight sunlit sunny sunrise suns sunset sunshine sun-swept super superiority supermodel supple supplied supplies support suppose supposed supposedly sure surely surf surface surfaces surgeon surgery surmised surname surprise surprised surrendered surrendering surreptitiously surrounded surrounding survey surveyed surveying survive survived survivors suspect suspected suspicious sustain Suzie swack swallow swallowed swarthy sway swaying sweat sweating sweat-soaked sweaty sweep sweeping sweet swelled swept swig swim swimming swing swinging swiped swirl swirled swirling switch switched swoop sword swung syllable symbol symbolism sympathetic sympathy synergy Syntagma systems table tables Tae Tae Kwan Do tag tail tailgate taint tainted take taking tale talent tales talk talked talking tall taller tally tamer tank tap tape taping tapped tapping targets Tarmac taste tastes taunting taxi taxis tea teach teacher teachers’ teaching team team tear tearfully tearing tears tease teased teasing technology teenage teenager teenagers teens teeth telephone telephoned teletype television tell telling tells temperature temple temples temporarily tempted ten tend tender tending tenor tense tension tent ten-year terra cotta terrain terrified territory terror terse test tested testing tests Texas text textbook than thank thanked thankful thankfully thanks that that’s the theater their them themselves 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touring tourism tourist tourists tourists’ tours tow toward towel toweled towels tower towers town towns townsfolk toy traced track trade trading traditional traffic tragedy trail trailed trailers trailing train training traipsing trajectory trance tranquility transcribed transfixed transform transformation transfusion translate translated translating translation translator transparent transported trap trapped trash trauma travel traveled traveling travels traversed tray treachery treasure treasures Treasury treat treated treating treatment treats tree treeline trees trench tributaries trick tricked trickle tricks tried trio trip tripe tripped tripping trips triumph triumphant triumphantly trivia Troad trod Trojan Trojan’s Trojans troop troops Tros trot trouble troubled troublemakers trough trousers trove Troy Troy’s Troyor truces truck trucks true truffles truly truncheons trunk trust truth try trying tucked tufts tugged tugging tumbled tumbling tune tunnel turbulent Turk Turkey 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you’d you’ll you’re you’ve young younger youngest your yours yourself youth youthful Yugoslavia’s Zeus zeytin zip zipper zombie zone
I really never thought that a 62,000 word novel could be written using only 6,908 different words (including all of the proper nouns of people, places, and products), but it evidently can be done.
Good luck to you!
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