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Flashcards in The Consumer Society (christmas) Deck (24):
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startling

amazing

2

a truce

armistice

3

the right blend of

the right mixture of

4

a touch nauseous

a little bit sick

5

tinsel

guirlande

6

cracker

pétard de noël

7

sprout

choux de Bruxelles

8

the sheer futility

the absolute, complete futility

9

a slaughter

a massacre

10

to co-opt events

to appropriate (the memory of) events and use it as you want

11

crass (adj)

without refinement or delicacy

12

to flog groceries

to sell groceries (usually food and everyday consumer goods)

13

historical accuracy

historical veracity

14

tasteless

vulgar, inelegant

15

trench

tranchées

16

warfare

guerre

17

accuracy

précision

18

to patter out

rapidly speak

19

orisons

oraisons (?) prayers

20

mockeries

moqueries

21

demented

dérangé (fou)

22

a bugle

clairon

23

shires

comté rural anglais

24

pallor

pâleur