Tuesday, June 7, 2016

ramshackle & frivolous


Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out

The villa was a roomy white house, which, as is the case with most continental houses, looked to an English eye frail, ramshackle, and absurdly frivolous, more like a pagoda in a tea-garden than a place where one slept.


1. in a very bad condition and needing repair;
2. badly organized or designed and not likely to last very long.

1. silly or amusing, especially when such behaviour is not suitable;
2. having no useful or serious purpose.

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