Les Mis Vocab

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Les Mis Vocab
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2011-09-27 22:07:57
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  1. cravat
    a scarf or tie
  2. gendarme
    policeman
  3. lackey
    messenger
  4. scullion
    kitchen servant
  5. vague
    unclear
  6. lugubrious
    sad and mournful
  7. sundry
    varied
  8. prefect
    • chief of police
    • student officer
  9. ignominy
    disgrace
  10. Francs & Sous
    • French money
    • 100 sou=5 francs
  11. apparition
    vision/ghost
  12. alcove
    a bay or recessed area
  13. torpid
    lazy or unchanging
  14. morose
    sad; miserable
  15. poacher
    robber
  16. sullen
    depressed
  17. cleave
    cut
  18. cure'
    a priest
  19. Savoyard
    someone from Savoy region in france
  20. hurdy-gurdy
    a stringed instrument
  21. lurid
    loud and bright
  22. epaulettes
    shoulder ornaments on a general's uniform
  23. drays
    a cart for carrying heavy articles
  24. caprice
    an impulse
  25. lackadaisicalness
    being lazy/not caring
  26. bourgeois
    middle class in France
  27. enigma
    a riddle
  28. grotto
    a cavern or cavern-like structure
  29. venerable
    worthy of respect

    ex: the bishop was a venerable man, worthy of our mourning his death
  30. dowager
    • a widow who owns property
    • she is respected
  31. contagion
    the spreading of an idea, as in an idea is contagious
  32. formidable
    • frightening, alarming
    • ex: Javert is formidable to all vagrants; he would rather them locked up
  33. vagrant
    a wanderer

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