The Necklace - Vocabulary

Updated: 12/29/2016
The Necklace - Vocabulary
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The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant

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The story is set in Paris in the 1880s. The protagonist Mathilde Loisel, a young middle-class woman, and her husband, a modest clerk, are invited to a prestigious ball. Mathilde, being very vain, complains to her husband that she cannot go without a new dress and some jewelry. To appease her, her husband gives her money he had been saving, so she can buy a dress. However, she still feels poor without a bauble to wear. Thinking quickly, she goes to a wealthy friend, Mme. Forestier, to borrow a necklace.


The Necklace

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The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant - Vocabulary

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  • GARRET
  • ADULATION
  • Beautiful!
  • EXORBITANT
  • n. a small room just under the roof, a small apartment To pay off the cost of the replacement necklace, she and her husband moved into the garret of their house.
  • n. loud approval. The ladies at the party paid Mme. Loisel much adulation for her attire.
  • adj. extremely costly, too high, excessive She thought she borrowed a necklaced of exorbitant worth but later found out it was a costume piece.
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