french vocab quiz 2 (la rue cases-negres)

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analphabète

illiterate

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arrogant(e)

arrogant

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combatif(ive)

combative, with a fighting spirit

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doué(e)

gifted

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énergique

energetic

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exigeant(e)

demanding

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exploité(e)

exploited

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exploiteur(euse)

exploitative

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fier(ère)

proud

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fort(e)

strong

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gratuit(e)

free

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honnête

honest

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malhonnête

dishonest

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bien intégré

well integrated

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mal intégré

badly integrated

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intolérant

intolerant

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juste

just

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injuste

unjust

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libre

having freedom/liberty

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métis(se)

of mixed race

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obstiné(e)

obstinate

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opprimé(e)

oppressed

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pâle

pale

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payant

fee-based

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résigné(e)

resigned

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révolté(e)

rebellious

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sensible

sensitive

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sévère

severe

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soumis(e)

submissive

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tenace

tenacious

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travailleur(euse)

hard working

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vif(-ive)

bright

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l’abolition (f.)

abolition

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un ancêtre

ancestor

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les Antilles

West Indies

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un béké

white person born in the West Indies

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une bêtise

something stupid

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la bêtise

stupidity

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une bourse partielle

partial scholarship

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une bourse complète

full scholarship

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la canne à sucre

sugar cane

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une cantine

school cafeteria

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une case

hut

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le certificat d’études

name of a French diploma

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un champ

field

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une colonie

colony

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un combat de coqs

cock fight

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un concours

competitive exam

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le créole

Creole language

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une devinette

riddle

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un diplôme

diploma

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une école primaire

primary school

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l’éducation

education

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un élève

primary or secondary school student

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un enterrement

burial

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l’esclavage (m.)

slavery

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un examen

exam

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l’exploitation (f.)

exploitation

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la fierté

pride

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les frais de scolarité

tuition

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une île

island

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un incendie

fire

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un instituteur, une institutrice

elementary school teacher

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l’instruction (f.)

schooling

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la justice

justice

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l’injustice

injustice

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le lycée

high school

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un maître, une maîtresse

master, elementary school teacher

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un mensonge

lie

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un métis, une métisse

person of mixed race

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la métropole

the “mother” country (vs. overseas territories)

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un mulâtre

mulatto

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l’oppression (f.)

oppession

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un patron, une patronne

boss

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une paye

paycheck

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un paysage

landscape

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une plantation

plantation

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une prière

prayer

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une punition

punishment

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les racines

roots

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une rébellion

rebellion

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la résignation

resignation

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la résistance

resistance

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le rhum

rum

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la soumission

submission

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une superstition

superstition

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la traite des esclaves

slave trade

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accuser quelqu’un de quelque

to accuse someone of something

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apprendre

to learn

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apprendre quelque chose à quelqu’un

to teach someone something

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arrêter

to arrest, to stop

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casser

to break

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connaître

to know (familiar with)

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conseiller à quelqu’un de faire quelque

to advise someone to do something

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demander à quelqu’un de faire quelque

to ask someone to do something

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obtenir

to get/obtain

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opprimer

to oppress

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passer

to take (an exam)

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plagier

to plagiarize

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porter

to bear (a name), to carry

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