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20 terms

Fantine voc.

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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