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Glossary of English Vocabulary: Candide Set 2

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Gauntlet
A form of punishment where people are on two lines, facing each other, armed with sticks, and attack (so basically an attack, but could also be a type of glove)
Hautboy
An oboe, which is a slender, double-reed instrument
Anabaptist
A member of a 16th century Reformation movement that saw baptism only as an external witnes that a beleiver had faith, and believed in seperation of church and state, simplicity of life
Askance
with disapproval, suspicion, or distrust
Ignominious
marked by shame or disgrace; despicable
Florin
a British coin, worth two shillings (could also be a guilder)
Compassion
deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the wish to releive it
Ingredient
An element in a mixture or compound
Corrupt
Marked by immorality and perversion; containing errors
Inconceivable
Impossible to grasp or comprehend fully

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