Help for The Elegance of the Hedgehog –On Grammar Section

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pedagogical: of a child’s tutor

asthenic: weak

salvoes: a round of fire given as a salute

banlieue: The territory without the walls, but within the legal limits, of a town or city.

erudite: characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly

Sharia: law, seen as deriving from the Koran

ephemeral: lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory

rebus: a representation of a word or phrase by pictures, symbols, etc., that suggest that word or phrase or its syllables: Two gates and a head is a rebus for Gateshead

erudition: knowledge acquired by study, research, etc.; learning; scholarship

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