Candide vocabulary Flashcards

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répandu
spread
droit
honest
tourmenté
tormented
l'enfer
hell
d'autres
others
Clemency
forgiveness
Vehemence
intensity 
Hostelries
inn/restaurant
l'eurie
stable
laudable
praiseworthy
l'hautbois (m.)
oboe
s'évanouir
to faint
le soutien
support
nettoyer
to clean
un paravent
screen
un pierre
rock
Biped
2 footed
Alcald
prison official
Curate
church custodian
seller
to saddle
tuer
to kill
un moine
monk
impetus
incentive, stimulus
ôter
to take off
assouvi
appeased; satisfied; assuaged
Emollients
healing salves,
Unguents
Infallible
incapable of error
Colerique
Iritable, quick tempered
la broche
spit, skewer
consternation
amazement and confusion
s'aviser
to think of something
défrayer
to pay someone's expenses
transi
paralyzed by the cold
les étoffes (f.)
material, fabric
Cochineal
red dye from bugs
couler
to run, to flow
dispensation
general order/organization of things
son billet
bill; note; promisary note
idolatry
the religious worship of idols.
cassock
a priest's robe, usually black
scruple
an ethical or moral principle
prendre le parti
to make the decision
Haranguing
scolding
or
a long or intense verbal attack
immodest
not modest in conduct, utterance, etc.; indecent; shameless.
unction
anointing for medical or religious purposes
alms
money, food, or other donations given to the poor or needy; anything given as charity:
satire
the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.
mulatto
person of mixed white and black ancestry
strewn
to let fall in separate pieces or particles over a surface; scatter or sprinkle:
vicissitudes
a change or variation occurring in the course of something.
exorcise
to expel or free from an evil spirit
vicar
a person acting as priest of a parish in place of the rector, or as representative of a religious community to which tithes belong.
eunuch
a castrated man placed in charge of a harem
révérence
reverence
chassé
chased
mal
badly/poorly
coquins
scoundrels
Concatenated
connected
Repast
meal
Verily
truly
l'esclave
slave
pox
syphilis
entrecoupé
interrupted; broken
consterné
dumb-founded; stunned
vieillards
old people
hors
outside of
une sottise
stupidity/foolishness
Prelate
church official
Ascertain
to determine
oser
to dare
tandis que
while
erudite
learned, intellectual
une pustule
a pustule
fustigé
to be beaten
Vizier
Chief executive officer
un fardeau
burden, load
la pucelle
virgin, maid
effrontery
insolence, shameless boldness
s'enfuir
to flee; run away
le lendemain
the next day
Mufti
interpreter of muslim law
semblance
outward aspect or appearance.
imam
Muslim religious official, cleric
treatise
a methodical account or report
se promener
to go for a walk
Deigning
to lower oneself, to do something
pomp
stately or splendid display; splendor; magnificence.
marquise
a tall rooflike projection above a theater entrance, usually containing the name of a currently featured play or film and its stars.
extort
to obtain by force or illegal power
torrents
a stream of water flowing with great rapidity and violence.
lustre
the state or quality of shining by reflecting light; glitter, sparkle, sheen, or gloss:
dervish
Muslim holy man who prophesies when in a trance
abbot
a man who is the head or superior, usually elected, of a monastery.
impale
to torture or kill by piercing with a sharp stake
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