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The Three Musketeers Test Vocabulary

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Sagacity
soundness of judgement
interlocutor
a person who takes part in a conversation or one who questions
Compatriots
fellow countrymen
Perfidy
faithlessness or treachery
Reprehension
to reprove of, to find fault within
Calumniators
slander, to make false statements about
Chimeras
mythological fire breathing monster
Coalition
alliance
Novices
beginners
Amorous
inclined or disposed to love
Avarice
insatiable greed for riches
Indemnified
to guard or secure against anticipated loss
Chancellor
title of various important judges or high offcials
Antipathy
oppositions in feeling
Apostrophized
to address a usually absent person or a usually personified thing rhetorically
Promulgated
publish, proclaimed
Rendezvous
meeting of two persons
Sonorous
full and loud and deep
Physiognomy
outward appearance offering insight to character
Polemic
controversial argument
Orthodox
of or pertaining to conforming to the approved
Lugubrious
mournfully, gloomy
Ingrate
ungrateful persons
Soubrette
lady's maid
Contiguous
touching/contact
Vouchsafing
to allow or permit
Culpable
deserving blame or censure
Phlegmatic
self-possessed, calm, or composed/not excited
Perspicuous
clearly expressed or presented
Magnanimity
act of being magnanimous; the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving
Conjugal
pertaining to marriage
Laconic
using few words
Capuchins
Catholic Reform order established in 1528 that sought a return to the original ascetic and charitable ideals of Saint Francis and became very popular among the ordinary people to whom they directed their ministry
Catarrh
inflammation in mucus membrane
Dissimulation
the act of deceiving
Peregrination
travel from one place to another
Ennui
feeling of weariness resulting from lack of interest
Infamy
bad reputation
Candor
state of being frank
Lucid
easily understood
Novitiate
state of being a novice
Stupefaction
overwhelming amazement
Complicity
state of being an accomplice
Affectation
effort to appear to have a quality fully possessed
Equerry
an officer of a royal or similar house hold