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cravat

necktie commonly worn by men in the 17th century

gendarme

soldier serving in an army group acting as armed police

lackey

footman or servant

scullion

kitchen servant who does menial work

garret

small, usually wretched attic

leagues

a unit of distance equal to three miles

lugubrious

mournful, dismal, or gloomy

prefecture

the office or residence of a person appointed to a position of command

seminary

special school providing education in theology

turnkey

person who has charge of the keys of a prison; jailer

torpid

inactive or sluggish

coquetry

amorous toying; flirtation

contagion

the communication of a disease by direct or indirect contact

tribunals

seat or court of justice

timorous

full of fear; fearful

oratory

skill or eloquence in public speaking

brigadier

non commissioned rank in the Napoleonic armies

calumnies

false and malicious statement; slander

hurdy-gurdy

barrel organ or similar musical instrument played by turning a crank

lackadaisicalness

without interest, vigor, or determination; listless; lethargic

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