The book is The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Guys, I'm only on page 80.
  1. Fabulation
    The act of inventing or relating false or fantastic tales
  2. Argosies
    large merchant ships
  3. Cineraria
    Cineraria plants are native to the Canary Islands
  4. Prestidigitation
    magic tricks performed as entertainment.
  5. Loupe
    a small magnifying glass used by jewelers and watchmakers
  6. Selvage
    a self-finished edge of fabric
  7. Penumbra
    the partially shaded outer region of the shadow cast by an opaque object
  8. Crepuscular
    of, relating to, or resembling twilight
  9. Theosophy
    any of a number of philosophies maintaining that a knowledge of God may be achieved through spiritual ecstasy, direct intuition, or special individual relations
  10. Omniveillant
    Something about being all-seeing
  11. Acromegaly
    A disorder in adults in which the pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone.
  12. Pogrom
    an organized massacre of a particular ethnic group, in particular that of Jews in Russia or Eastern Europe
  13. Dentrifice
    a paste or powder for cleaning the teeth.
  14. Carapace
    the hard upper shell of a turtle, crustacean, or arachnid
  15. Cenotaph
    an empty tomb or a monument erected in honour of a person or group of people whose remains are elsewhere
  16. Spavine
    Bone-swelling disease in horses?
  17. Susurrant
    A soft, whispering or rustling sound; a murmur
  18. Whelks
    a common name that is applied to various kinds of sea snail
  19. Opprobrium
    harsh criticism or censure
  20. Execrable
    extremely bad or unpleasant.
  21. Breechclouted
    Covered by a loincloth
  22. Parturition
  23. Tyro
    a beginner or novice
  24. Avidity
    extreme eagerness or enthusiasm