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Word: travail

Definition: strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth


Sentences Containing 'travail'

Among the negotiators were Jacques Chirac, then the young Secretary of State of Local Affairs, and Georges Séguy, representative of the Confédération générale du travail.
At Katowice, not far from Auschwitz, Martin met workers from the "Service du Travail Obligatoire" in a bistro, who described to him the mass extermination of Jews and the incineration of their bodies.
In 1998, Lavant appeared in the iconic Jonathan Glazer-directed video for the UNKLE song Rabbit in Your Headlights, and in 1999, he played one of the lead roles in "Beau Travail", directed by Claire Denis.
Lavant is also known for his roles in Claire Denis' "Beau Travail", and Harmony Korine's "Mister Lonely".

More Vocab Words

::: proletarian - member of the working class; blue collar guy; N. proletariat: working class (who have to work for wages)
::: subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass
::: compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
::: drone - idle person who lives on other people's work; male bee
::: wizardry - sorcery; magic
::: efface - rub out; remove the surface of
::: luscious - pleasing to taste or smell; delicious
::: chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel
::: quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
::: minion - servile dependent; obsequious follower