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Vocabulary – January 2007

To fulfill my new month’s resolution, I was required to learn 93 new French words. Here is my result.

  1. blessés – wounded
  2. le bricolage – do-it-yourself
  3. dès que – as soon as
  4. dévoiler – to reveal
  5. empêcher – to prevent
  6. le meurtrier – murderer
  7. le paysage – landscape
  8. la pendaison – hanging (execution)
  9. le rassemblement – gathering
  10. secher – to dry out
  11. selon – according to
  12. le seuil – threshold
  13. tenter – to try
  14. le truc – trick
  15. tués – killed
  16. l’ abonné – subscriber
  17. l’ aile – wing
  18. attirer – to attract
  19. cheminer – to walk through (a progress)
  20. le deuil – grief (mourning)
  21. marquante – outstanding/eventful
  22. menacé – threatened
  23. le naufrage – shipwreck
  24. la panne – breakdown
  25. la peine capitale – capital punishment
  26. perdre – to lose
  27. le pire – worst
  28. prédire – to predict
  29. prendre – to take
  30. rappeler – to remember
  31. rencontrer – to meet (first meet)
  32. s’écraser – to crash (accident)
  33. tâcher – to try
  34. la cheville – ankle
  35. le cou – neck
  36. le coude – elbow
  37. le doigt – finger
  38. le dos – back
  39. l’ épaule – shoulder
  40. l’ estomac – stomach
  41. le genou – knee
  42. la jambe – leg
  43. la joue – cheek
  44. la lèvre – lip
  45. le nez – nose
  46. le ongle – fingernail
  47. l’ orteil – toe
  48. le poignet – wrist
  49. la poitrine – chest (body)
  50. le pouce – thumb
  51. le visage – face
  52. l’ aube – dawn
  53. le jalon – milestone
  54. puissant – powerful
  55. l’ endroit – place (location)
  56. l’ internaute – Internet user
  57. l’ espoir – expectancy
  58. agrandir – to expand
  59. le sondage – poll (opinion)
  60. l’ avis – opinion
  61. le savant – scientist
  62. plaisanter – to joke
  63. le fardeau – burden
  64. peser – to weigh
  65. la maladie – disease
  66. l’ enterrement – funeral
  67. pluvieux – rainy
  68. le début – beginning
  69. acharné – fierce
  70. le tollé – collective protest
  71. ainsi – thus
  72. la réussite – accomplishment
  73. récemment – recently
  74. caché – hidden
  75. malgré – in spite of
  76. mûr – mature
  77. la santé – health
  78. souvent – often
  79. manquer – to miss
  80. le copain – buddy
  81. de plus – moreover
  82. s’ennuyer – to be bored
  83. le maître – master
  84. se promener – to walk-around
  85. accablant – overwhelming
  86. sembler – to seem/appear
  87. prêt – ready
  88. le souffle – breath
  89. puisque – since
  90. enlever – to strip off
  91. la feuille – leaf
  92. détruire – to ruin
  93. le papillon – butterfly
  94. le rameau – branch
  95. soigneusement – carefully
  96. la moisson – harvest
  97. pantois – stunned
  98. s’attarder – to linger
  99. suivant – next (following)
  100. la fenêtre – window
  101. ayant – having
  102. le milieu – medium (mid-point)
  103. le chiffre – figure (number)
  104. le contribuable – taxpayer
  105. désormais – from now on
  106. dépasser – to exceed
  107. plusieurs – several
  108. la dizaine – around ten
  109. meilleur – best (superlative)
  110. la fuite – evasion
  111. craindre – to fear (be uneasy)
  112. la voie – path (choice)
  113. la perte – loss
  114. la impuissance – impotency (powerlessness)
  115. lointain – remote
  116. quotidien – daily (every day)
  117. charmant – charming (delightful)
  118. le sourire – smile
  119. courant – common (vernacular)
  120. plutôt – rather (instead)
  121. écarté – outspread
  122. sucer – to suck (candy)
  123. le lycée – high school US
  124. lié – related (linked)
  125. la banlieue – suburb
  126. le loyer – rent / interest
  127. abordable – low-cost (affordable)
  128. rendre – to return (make a return)
  129. rêver – to dream
  130. bondé – packed
  131. la galette – flat cake made of puff pastry. Wafer
  132. la crêpe – pancake
  133. salé – salted
  134. l’ emballage – packaging / packing (in box)
  135. la recette – receipts / recipe
  136. la bouchée – mouthful
  137. autant – many
  138. remonter – to ride up
  139. le propos – topic
  140. maigre – thin (width)
  141. la poularde – young fat chicken
  142. farci – filling (stuffed)
  143. engraisser – to fatten
  144. cuire – to cook
  145. le guichet – ticket booth
  146. l’ étrennes – New Year’s gift (pl)
  147. sérieusement – earnestly
  148. suivre – to attend (to pay attention)
  149. le four – oven (furnace)
  150. enfourner – to put in the oven
  151. pendant – over (during)
  152. la cuisson – baking
  153. tellement – so much
  154. convaincre – to convince
  155. merveille – wonder
  156. digne – worthy (of)
  157. le tome – volume (book)
  158. vers – towards (direction)
  159. le casque – helmet (protective headgear)
  160. le su – knowledge
  161. glisser – to slide
  162. l’ étape – stage
  163. subitement – suddenly
  164. éploré – tearful
  165. laisser – to let (permit)
  166. la gêne – discomfort / embarrassment
  167. le niveau – level (indicator)
  168. chacun – each
  169. méchant – mean (malicious)
  170. moyen – average (intermediate)
  171. le bilan – balance sheet / statement of account
  172. franchir – to pass over
  173. surgelé – deep-frozen
  174. les retrouvailles – reunion (pl)
  175. remarquer – to notice (remark)
  176. disparaître – to disappear (vanish)
  177. raconter – to tell (recount a story)
  178. devenir – to become (come to be)
  179. sentir – to feel (perceive / sense) / to smell (with nose)
  180. la chasse – hunting (wild animals)
  181. viser – to aim (plan)
  182. le chasseur – hunter
  183. sympathique – nice (person, kind)
  184. la chèvre – goat (animal)
  185. le colis – parcel (things wrapped)
  186. le guichetier – counter clerk
  187. l’ étiquette – label / identification tag
  188. le voisin – neighbour
  189. le séjour – visit (stay)
  190. mener – to guide (lead)
  191. le taux – rate (amount)
  192. court – brief (little)
  193. surveiller – to supervise (monitor)
  194. guéri – cured (from illness)
  195. le dehors – outside
  196. le célibataire – single man
  197. faible – frail (weak)
  198. pauvre – weak / bad
  199. le sida – AIDS (disease)
  200. l’ ennui – boredom
  201. scotcher – scotch tape USA
  202. littéralement – literally
  203. quasiment – partially / almost
  204. la tempête – storm (turmoil)
  205. balayer – to sweep out
  206. les Pays-Bas – Netherlands (pl)
  207. les pourparlers – negotiations (pl)
  208. le homologue – counterpart
  209. entretenu – maintained (well-kept)
  210. promouvoir – to promote (advertise)
  211. la reprise – revival (resurgence)
  212. le entretien – discussion (conversation / debate)
  213. peindre – to paint
  214. L’ Asie – Asia (continent)
  215. tout à coup – suddenly
  216. divers – various
  217. concernant – relating to (lié à)
  218. pensivement – thoughtfully
  219. quand même – nevertheless (still)
  220. soulager – to relief (pain)
  221. la douleur – pain (hurt)
  222. le comptoir – bar (counter)
  223. l’ ordonnance – prescription (drug)
  224. le médicament – drug (prescription)
  225. remercier – to thank
  226. la carte à puce – electronic card
  227. rembourser – to reimburse (pay back)
  228. débourser – to spend
  229. le sou – sou (old French coin) / penny
  230. remplir – to fill in (a form)
  231. le formulaire – form (printed document)
  232. récupérer – to recover
  233. la détente – relaxation
  234. souligner – to underline (draw line) / emphasize
  235. brouillé – scrambled
  236. l’ évêque – bishop (clergyman)
  237. là-bas – over there
  238. le rempart – rampart / fortification (castle)
  239. le siècle – century (100 years)
  240. le mur – wall / fortification (castle)
  241. le gant – glove
  242. la serviette – briefcase
  243. déménager – to move (change houses)
  244. se réveiller – to wake up
  245. assez – rather (quite)
  246. tôt – early (morning)
  247. la douche – shower (in bathroom)
  248. s’habiller – to get dressed
  249. brosser – to brush (clean)
  250. maquiller – to apply make up
  251. le manteau – coat (jacket)
  252. le repas – meal (eat)
  253. la vaisselle – dishes (washing-up)
  254. le bain – bath
  255. longuement – at length
  256. s’endormir – to dose off
  257. la bande dessinée – comic strip / comic book
  258. la remise – delivery
  259. saisir – grab (seize someone/thing)
  260. l’ achat – purchase (acquisition)
  261. pris – busy
  262. la angoisse – fear (anguish)
  263. afficher – display
  264. le meuble – furniture (piece)
  265. la livraison – delivery (bringing)
  266. livrer – to deliver (bring)
  267. le livreur – deliverer
  268. la grille – gate (metallic) / grid
  269. tout de suite – right away / immediately
  270. vite – quickly (fast)
  271. enfiler – to slip into
  272. la chaussure – shoe (chaussure)
  273. le chauffeur – driver (person operating car)
  274. l’ immeuble – building
    1. End-of-month JMemorize report:
      jMemorize Progress as of January 2007

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