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VB: Wealth and poverty


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le dénuement
poverty, destitution, deprivation (d)
le richissime
fabulously wealthy
indigent
poor, destitute
bien nanti
well-off
démuni
deprived
le don
gift, donation
le legs
legacy (as in a will)
léguer
to bequeath
l'indigence
poverty (i)
la modicité
lowness
les appointements
salaries
l'arrhes
deposit
un défectuosité
imperfection, defect
s'endetter
to go into debt
un prêteur
money-lender
un créancier
creditor
le paupérisme
pauperism (permanent state of poverty affecting entire population)
famélique
starving
florissant
flourishing, thriving
dilapider
to squander, dissipate
en numéraire
in cash
pécuniaire
financial
la cupidité
greed, avarice, cupidity
un pécule
savings
les rentes
annuities
se démunir de
to leave yourself without, to leave yourself short
malingre
sickly
la pénurie
famine
cossu
plush
plantureux
lavish
chétif
puny, scrawny
commanditer
to sponsor
épargner
to save
lésiner sur
to skimp on, be sparing with
la ladrerie
stinginess
rentabiliser
to make profits