His wife, the pretty Madame Dambreuse, who fig- ured in the fashion journals, presided at charitable assemblies. By flattering the duchesses, she appeased the rancours of the aristocratic faubourg, and caused the residents to believe that M. Dambreuse might yet repent and render them some services.
“The Greek government has accepted practically everything. It accepted all the crucial and important points.”
Former US Diplomat Rattles Taiwan Before Election
New York Times
TAIPEI, Taiwan — In a closely fought election rife with verbal attacks and partisan rancor, the comments of a foreign academic with no official government position might normally be subsumed by the storm and stress of the campaign. ...
By JEREMY W. PETERS and JENNIFER PRESTON
Andrew Breitbart made a partnership with ABC News in an effort to keep the news about Representative Anthony D. Weiner “out of the partisan rancor realm.”
Rancorous 'Clearstream' slander trial opens in France
France's most politically charged trial in years began Monday, pitting
President Nicolas Sarkozy against former Prime Minister Dominique de
Villepin, who is accused of plotting a smear campaign to topple his rival.
The DW-WORLD Article
French Trial Over Smear Campaign
Pits Sarkozy Against Former Rival
Former Prime Minister de Villepin, on trial for an alleged smear campaign against Sarkozy, accused the French leader of abusing presidential powers to persecute him.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FaubourgFaubourg is an ancient French term approximating "suburb" (now generally termed banlieue). The earliest form is Forsbourg, derived from Latin foris, 'out of',
v., smeared, smear·ing, smears. v.tr.
- To spread or daub with a sticky, greasy, or dirty substance.
- To apply by spreading or daubing: smeared suntan lotion on my face and arms.
- To stain by or as if by spreading or daubing with a sticky, greasy, or dirty substance.
- To stain or attempt to destroy the reputation of; vilify: political enemies who smeared his name.
- Slang. To defeat utterly; smash.
To be or become stained or dirtied.
- A mark made by smearing; a spot or blot.
- A substance to be spread on a surface.
- Biology. A sample, as of blood or bacterial cells, spread on a slide for microscopic examination or on the surface of a culture medium.
- Vilification or slander.
- A vilifying or slanderous remark.
[Middle English smeren, to anoint, from Old English smerian.]rancor
Bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will. See synonyms at enmity.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin, rancid smell, from Latin rancēre, to stink, be rotten.]rancorous ran'cor·ous adj.
rancorously ran'cor·ous·ly adv.
rancorousness ran'cor·ous·ness n.
The adjective has one meaning:
Meaning #1: showing deep-seated resentment