The Death of a Government Clerk Glossary

The Death of a Government Clerk Glossary

Cloches de Corneville

The Bells of Cornville, an opera-comique by Robert Planquette (1877)

acme

the highest point

frivolous

lacking seriousness

queerly

strangely, oddly

to venture

to dare, to take a chance

lachrymose

mournful

fanfaron

boaster

Puckered

to wrinkle a person's face

Reprehensible

To deserve condemnation

Mutter

To speak quietly so as not to be overheard

Spattered

to splash

Superintendent

manager

Bliss

extreme happiness

Uneasiness

lacking a sense of security

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