Acadian descendant of the French Canadians who in 1755 left Acadia

Acadian descendant of the French Canadians who in 1755 left Acadia

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Acadian  descendant of the French Canadians who in 1755 left Acadia, a former French colony  (1604–1713) on the northeast coast of North America. accouchement   childbirth. alacrity  eager willingness or readiness, often manifested by quick, lively action. "Allez vous-en! Sapristi!"  French phrases meaning "Go away! For God's sake!" appointments  furniture; equipment. arbitrary  not fixed by rules, but left to one's judgment or choice; discretionary. atelier  a studio or workshop, especially one used by an artist. au revoir  goodbye. banquette  a raised way; sidewalk. Baratarians  natives of the Baratarian Islands, located off the Louisiana coast east of Caminada Bay  and Grand Isle.
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