War And Peace Vocabulary List

attila

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And as for the migration of peoples, it never occurs to anybody nowadays that the renewal of the European world depended on an idea plucked out of the air by Attila the Hun.

cadges

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Nikolay cadges a lift.

caucasus

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In 1851 he joined an artillery regiment in the Caucasus.

cheekier

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'And they must be bored stiff,' laughed one of the cheekier officers.

chirpier

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Greycoat looked sleeker and chirpier than she had done in Moscow.

circassian

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He greeted his master by raising his Circassian cap while treating him to a look of great disdain.

copernicus

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Nevertheless, long after the discovery of the law of Copernicus Ptolemaic worlds continued to be a subject of study.

crimean

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He took part in the Crimean War and after the defense of Sevastopol wrote The Sevastopol Sketches (1955), which established his literary reputation.

croat

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The general's entourage and an escort of Croats followed on behind the coach.

danube

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The weather had cleared during the afternoon, and the sun shone brightly as it began to go down over the Danube and the dark surrounding hills.

decembrist

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In this original version of the novel the Decembrist hero returns after thirty years of exile in Siberia to the intellectual ferment of the early years of Alexander II's reign.

duroc

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Duroc told him the Emperor Napoleon would receive the Russian general before going out for his ride.

euripides

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As Euripides once said, 'Those whom God wishes to destroy he first drives mad.'

footcloths

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As his eyes grew more used to the dark Pierre realized that this man was unwrapping his footcloths, and the way he was doing it caught Pierre's imagination.

frenchwoman

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Just as they reached the room where the clavichord was being played a pretty blonde Frenchwoman skipped out through a side door.

gascons

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(Please note: all three are Gascons.

gorki

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Pierre pressed on towards Gorki, where he drove uphill and found himself on the little village street.

gregorian

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PART II 1 11th of October 1805: Until 1918 Russia used the Julian Calendar, as opposed to the Gregorian Calendar universally accepted today.

greycoat

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The French called her Azor, the story-telling soldier called her Femgalka, but Karatayev called her Greycoat, or sometimes Floppy.

grumpiest

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The butler, Foka, was the grumpiest person in the house, and Natasha liked to test her authority over him.

kirghiz

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Shortly behind, on a skinny, scraggy Kirghiz pony, with a huge tail and mane and a mouth flecked with blood, rode a young officer in a blue French greatcoat.

knyaz

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'Most amusing, my Mr Prince,' said the duty staff officer, who knew there was a special way of using the Russian title knyaz (prince) in French, but kept getting it wrong.

krems

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said Prince Andrey, as it dawned on him that his news about the battle at Krems paled into insignificance in the light of events like the occupation of Austria's capital city.

laocoon

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she said, changing the subject as she looked at the finger that wore a ring with a cameo head of Laocoon.12 'Today.

moliere

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At the tenth time of asking a quotation from Moliere occurred to him: 'How the devil was he going to get himself out of a mess like that?

moravian

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If we were in Vienna it would all be very easy, but here, in this godforsaken Moravian hole it's more difficult, and I am asking all of you to help.

napoleonic

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Set against the historical events of the Napoleonic Wars, its complex narrative development is a long way from the tidy plot structure of the European novel in its nineteenth-century form.

pipple

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'And I am peggink you not meddlink in ozzer pipple's business,' answered the colonel, roused to fury.

pliss

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Suddenly the colonel, purple with rage, put spurs to his horse and yelled at the general, 'Kindly pliss to come to ze front viz me, you vill see zis position no goot!

plutarch

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In Anna Pavlovna's circle, by contrast, the same effusions were greeted with much enthusiasm and spoken about gravely; it was like Plutarch speaking of the ancients.

prussia

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Prussia has already declared that Bonaparte is invincible and that the whole of Europe is powerless to oppose him .

ptolemaic

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Nevertheless, long after the discovery of the law of Copernicus Ptolemaic worlds continued to be a subject of study.

rohan

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By the way,' she added, calming down, 'there are two very interesting men coming here tonight - the Vicomte de Mortemart, a Montmorency through the Rohan line, one of the best French families.

schelling

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Greetings also to Monsieur Schelling, Madame Schoss and his old nurse, and a special kiss from him to his darling Sonya, whom he still loved and remembered as always.

scythian

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'Yes, I heard about that,' he said with some sympathy, and after a brief pause he went on, 'Yes, we're fighting like the Scythians.

sevres

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Napoleon sat down, toying with his Sevres coffee cup, and motioned for Balashev to sit down beside him.

siberia

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In this original version of the novel the Decembrist hero returns after thirty years of exile in Siberia to the intellectual ferment of the early years of Alexander II's reign.

sistine

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He was a very pretty child with curly hair and eyes like those of Christ in the Sistine Madonna, and he had been portrayed playing cup and ball.

soppiness

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The sixteen-year-old officer was anything but delighted to be welcomed by his mother with such a morbid display of affection and soppiness.

starwise

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CHAPTER 27 It was not until the evening of the 2nd of September that the process of absorbing the French into Moscow by spreading out starwise finally reached the district where Pierre was staying.

throatier

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'Princess, I have to warn you,' she added, lowering her voice, 'the prince has had an altercation,' she said, with the r throatier than ever, and seeming to enjoy hearing herself speak.

tolstoy

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Tolstoy wrote two great novels, War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877), as well as many short stories and essays.

tolstoyan

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His moral stance - especially his pacifism - attracted interest from all over the world, and Tolstoyan communities were formed in several countries by disciples.

trepak

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There in the middle of the room a handsome general, red-faced and not very tall, was dancing a trepak with much energy and not a little style.

ukrainian

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'Yes, sir,' answered the Ukrainian boy with a cheerful toss of his head.

unthreateningly

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The sleek, well-fed abbe, with his podgy, clean-shaven chin, his good strong mouth and his white hands clasped unthreateningly round his knees, was sitting close to Helene.

viennese

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Towards them down the broad, tree-lined country road came a tall, blue Viennese coach drawn by six horses at a smart trot, creaking on its springs.

waise

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'What if the peopuh of Smolensk have offahd to waise militia for the Empewah?

wapped

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'Little sorsowess, she's got me wapped awound her little finger!'

witing

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'I am witing to her,' he said.