Frank McCourt has gone to meet his Maker and even though Susan didn't like any of his books ('Tis true)
she wishes him well in his new endeavor.
Susan much prefers Frank's brother, Malachy the author of 'A Monk Swimming'. Malachy makes Susan laugh and uses words like spifflicated, querulousness, concomitantly, promulgating, desultory and avoirdupois. Susan knows what promulgating means because it was part of a couplet in a junior high school bathroom stall and has stuck with her for three decades. Some of the other words Susan has seen around the neighborhood but she really doesn't know them and two are flat out strangers.
Let's make friends with some new words, shall we?
1920s slang for drunk
Damaged beyond repair
A related form of QUERULOUS; inclined to find fault,
Occurring simultaneously, accompanying,
existing with something else often in a lesser way
Announcing, making known
Lacking in consistency or visible order, disconnected
Excess body weight