Entry: sinistral (adj.)
In context: "Sinistral, his right hands missing digits from a fireworks accident three Interdependence Days past..."
Definition: Adverse; unlucky. Obs. rare.
Other: DFW is being pretty funny here. See the etymology for sinister (adj.):
Etymology: < Old French senestre, sinistre (modern French sinistre, = Portuguese sinistro, Italian sinistro, Spanish siniestro), or Latin sinister left, left-hand. The more original senses of the word are in English later and less common than the transferred.
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Source: Oxford English Dictionary