As part of my countdown to Beauty and the Beast movie, I am going to discuss the words I learned from the 1991 movie Beauty and the Beast. What I mean by this is English words that as a child I most diffidently did not know what they meant. Now on to the words! ( After adding all the pictures in I realized that a lot of the words revolve around Gaston. Interesting.)
1) Primeval: adj: of or relating to the first age or ages, especially of the world.
Line: Belle: Gaston you are positively primeval.
Gaston: Why thank you, Belle.
-Um Gaston that is not a compliment lol
2) Boorish: adj: of or like a boor; unmannered; crude; insensitive.
Line: Is he gone?Oh, can you imagine?He asked me to marry him Me, the wife of that boorish, brainless.
-Belle coming in strong with the insults!
3) Provincial: noun: a person who lives in or comes from the provinces.
Line: No sir, not me, I guarantee it I want much more than this provincial life.
4) Paragon: noun: a model or pattern of excellence or of a particular excellence.
Gaston (the song)
Line: For there’s no man in town half as manly perfect, a pure paragon!
5) Expectorating: verb: to eject or expel matter, as phlegm, from the thrust or lungs by coughing or hawking and spitting; spit.
Gaston (the song)
Line: I’m especially good at expectorating! Ptoooie!
-Gross Gaston just gross. Why is that something to brag about?
6) Crackpots: noun: a person who is eccentric, unrealistic, or fanatical.
Line: Plans to persecute harmless crackpots like Gaston
-Aw poor crazy old Maurice.
7) unnerving: verb: to deprive of courage, strength, determination, or confidence; upset.
Be Our Guest
Line: Life is so unnerving. For a servant who’s not serving.
8) siege: noun: the act or process of surrounding and attacking a fortified place in such a way as to isolate it from help and supplies, for the purpose of lessening the resistance of the defenders and thereby making capture possible.
The Mob Song
Line: We’ll lay siege to the castle, and bring back his head.
9) bygone: adj: past; gone; earlier; former.
Line: Well Lumiere old friend, shall we let bygones be bygones?
That’s it, all the words that I learned from Beauty and the Beast. Which words on this list did you not know the meaning of as a child? Comment down below!
Until next time book nerds,