48 terms

Cyrano de Bergerac Vocabulary

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lackey
Someone who does menial or insignificant tasks
Doublet
A man's close-fitting jacket
cut-purse
Pickpocket
cull
To control the size of a group or crowd through elimination
swashbuckler
A daring soldier who fights with a sword
masque
A short drama
pullet
A young hen
incredulous
Unwilling to admit or accept what is offered as true; unbelievable
obsequious
Exhibiting a servile eagerness (someone who eagerly acts as a servant to another)
ostentation
Pretentiousness (showiness)
ambuscade
An ambush
sylvan
A wooded area
bower
A leafy shelter or retreat
zephyrs
A breeze from the west
mountebanks
A charlatan, a fake doctor, a quack
carbuncle
An inflamed wound
portent
Something that foreshadows a coming event; omen; sign
caparisoned
To adorne
protuberance
Something that extends beyond the whole; an extension; Projection
benediction
A blessing
duenna
A governess or nanny
precipitately
Exhibiting unruly speed; something that happens really quickly- too quick to control
nocturnal
Of, relating to, or occurring in the night
nebulous
Indistinct, vague
hiatus
A break in or as if in a material object; gap
interminable
Having or seeming to have no end
stentorian
Extremely loud
hecatomb
An ancient Greek and Roman sacrifice of 100 oxens or cattle
Ex: the 100 swordsman Cyrano kills
languidly
Exhaustedly or weakly
interposes
To intrude or intervene
volubility
Readiness to speak
grandiloquent
A lofty, extravagantly colorful, pompous, or bombastic style, manner, or quality especially in language
rampart
A protective barrier
traversing
To travel across and back
parapet
A low, protective wall
imperturbable
Unable to be irritated; serene
eviscerated
to lacerate and remove the innards
solicitude
Concern and anxiousness
contemptuous
Manifesting, disdain, or hatred
recoil
To pull back
reliquary
A shrine
inopportune
Inconvenient
boisterously
Loudly
burlesque
A caricature or parody
ferocity
fierceness
malady
A disease or disorder
imperceptibly
Unable to sense
delirious
Out of the senses from joy or mental anguish
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