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Vocabulary – April 2007

I have committed to add 300 new/forgotten French words to my vocabulary list this month. Here is my progress so far.

(Last updated: 6 May 2007)

  1. l’ époux – husband (spouse) / bridegroom
  2. enivrer – to make drunk
  3. assis – seated
  4. le fouet – whip
  5. renverser – to overturn (cause the downfall)
  6. la fête de Pâque – Passover festival
  7. se fier – to rely (trust)
  8. quiconque – whoever
  9. haïr – to hate
  10. sut – (he/she/it) knew
  11. le puits – well (water / oil)
  12. les vivres – supplies
  13. le don – donation / giving / gift
  14. puiser – to draw (eg. from a well)
  15. jaillir – to shootout (eg. spring of water)
  16. adorer – to worship
  17. le salut – salvation (state)
  18. la cruche – jug / pitcher
  19. presser – to urge
  20. amasser – to compile (amass)
  21. semer – to sow
  22. boiteux – lame
  23. aussitôt – right away
  24. éprouver – to proof (test) / experience (something)
  25. l’ herbe – grass (wild grass)
  26. rassasié – satisfied (hunger)
  27. ramasser – to gather (look for)
  28. l’ orge – barley
  29. la barque – small boat
  30. la pérennité – durability
  31. fastidieux – tedious (irritating)
  32. cocher – to check off
  33. possédé – possessed
  34. ramer – to row (propel)
  35. le sceau – seal (adhesive for closing)
  36. buvez – you (plural) drink
  37. parcourir – to travel
  38. égarer – to lead astray
  39. diffuser – to broadcast
  40. le sous-titre – subtitle
  41. bondir – to bounce (spring)
  42. conclure – to come to a conclusion
  43. l’ huissier – doorkeeper (portier)
  44. amener – to bring over
  45. lapider – to stone
  46. quoique – although (even though)
  47. la lessive – laundry soap
  48. la couche – diaper (child) USA
  49. renseigner – to give information to
  50. polluer – to pollute
  51. sympa – great / nice / cool
  52. l’ essorage – spin-dry
  53. affranchir – to free / liberate
  54. se livrer à – to indulge in
  55. le diable – devil (demon)
  56. proférer – to utter
  57. semblable – similar
  58. prirent – they picked (took)
  59. le patin à roulettes – roller-skate
  60. cracher – to spit (expel / eject)
  61. la boue – mud
  62. le mendiant – beggar
  63. exaucer – to grant (a wish)
  64. prosterner – to bow low
  65. la bergerie – sheepfold
  66. le voleur – thief
  67. le brigand – bandit
  68. conduire – to lead (conduct)
  69. propre – own (my / his)
  70. dérober – to steal
  71. égorger – to cut the throat of
  72. le mercenaire – hireling
  73. ravir – to tear away
  74. entourer – to surround
  75. franchement – frankly
  76. anéantir (détruire éradiquer tuer) – to annihilate
  77. essuyer – to wipe
  78. le bouchon – cap
  79. le sommeil – sleep
  80. frémir – to tremble (shake)
  81. ému – touched (emotionally)
  82. pleurer – to cry / weep
  83. la grotte – cave (grotto)
  84. délier – to release
  85. réfléchir – to ponder (reflect)
  86. la bourse – purse (for money) UK
  87. l’ égard – consideration
  88. le tonnerre – thunder
  89. l’ ange – angel (spiritual being)
  90. cacher – to hide (sth)
  91. le dessein – plan (design)
  92. ceindre – to encircle / gird
  93. le linge – piece of cloth
  94. verser – to pour
  95. pur – pure (without impurity)
  96. l’ apôtre – apostle
  97. le talon – heel
  98. le coq – rooster USA
  99. renier – to disown
  100. avertir – to warn (attract notice)
  101. lutte – struggle
  102. débattre – to debate
  103. le gisement de pétrole – oilfield
  104. le secours – assistance (aid)
  105. l’ allure – speed
  106. dorénavant – from now on
  107. la demeure – dwelling-place
  108. orphelin – orphan
  109. guère – little (scarcely)
  110. le cep – vine stock
  111. le vigneron – vintner (viticulteur)
  112. le sarment – vine shoot
  113. brûler – to burn (feel hot)
  114. le drapeau – flag
  115. équivoque – indeterminate (ambiguous)
  116. le partisan – follower
  117. démentir – contradict / disclaim
  118. intimer – to suggest
  119. le char – tank
  120. déboulonner – to unbolt (technical)
  121. coincer – to jam (wedge) / box in
  122. le culte – service
  123. la tristesse – sadness (emotion)
  124. la souffrance – pain (suffering)
  125. vaincre – to conquer (vanquish / defeat)
  126. l’ hébergement – hosting (Internet)
  127. oser – to dare (be bold enough to)
  128. la carapace – shell (carapace)
  129. la déception – disappointment (failed expectation)
  130. l’ épée – sword
  131. le fourreau – sheath (scabbard)
  132. emmener – to take along
  133. le beau-père – father-in-law
  134. le brasier – inferno
  135. le soufflet – swipe (blow)
  136. souiller – to mess
  137. le malfaiteur – criminal (evil doer)
  138. la coutume – custom (tradition)
  139. battre – to beat (pound)
  140. le feuilleton – soap opera
  141. carrément – bluntly
  142. nul – lousy
  143. le flic – cop (policeman)
  144. le couturier – designer (Fashion)
  145. marrant – funny (amusing)
  146. incroyable – unbelievable (incredible)
  147. le jumeau – twin (two identical offspring)
  148. la greffe – transplant
  149. le foie – liver
  150. le cadeau – gift
  151. revêtir – to put on (cloth)
  152. la frayeur – fright (fear)
  153. le crâne – skull
  154. déchirer – to rip (tear)
  155. rompre – to sever (break up)
  156. l’ os – bone
  157. ensevelir – to bury (funeral)
  158. le clou – nail
  159. attrister – to sadden (make sad)
  160. paître – to pasture (graze)
  161. convenablement – suitably
  162. fondé – based (founded)
  163. élu – elect (elected)
  164. éditer – to publish
  165. nu – naked
  166. la casserole – saucepan
  167. le tablier – apron (garment)
  168. pétillant – sparkling
  169. le veau – calf (of cow)
  170. mis à part – set apart
  171. la fouille – excavation (archéologie)
  172. tendu – tense (taut / rigid)
  173. liguer – to unite
  174. le ravisseur – abductor
  175. le chêne – oak tree
  176. la colline – hill
  177. le flanc – side (of a mountain)
  178. mitigé – mixed (weather)
  179. détromper – to set someone straight (on)
  180. parier – to bet
  181. la nourriture – food (in general)
  182. la fée – fairy
  183. le carré – square (geometry)
  184. baisser – to lower (sth)
  185. hausser – to rise
  186. naquit – (he/she/it) was born
  187. dépouiller – to skin (animal)
  188. effacé – faded
  189. la fusillade – shootout
  190. la tuerie – massacre
  191. le dortoir – dormitory
  192. le tireur – gunman
  193. déranger – to disturb (sb / arrangement)
  194. le tabouret – stool (simple seat)
  195. la farine – flour (meal / powder)
  196. le poivre – pepper (food – condiment)
  197. l’ échu – due (finance)
  198. cadet – younger (brother / sister)
  199. assujettir – to subdue (subordinate)
  200. le maire – mayor
  201. la pègre – mob
  202. la balle – ball / bullet (gun projectile)
  203. le mécontentement – discontentment
  204. l’ encart – insert (Printing)
  205. l’ autel – altar (church)
  206. le piège – pitfall (trap)
  207. l’ imperméable – raincoat
  208. exquis – delicious (exquisite)
  209. dépayser – to disorientate
  210. le sanglier – wild boar
  211. épuisant – exhausting (éreintant)
  212. le passant – passer-by
  213. le stage – training course
  214. caverne – cave (underground enclosure)
  215. monter – to rise
  216. le chameau – camel
  217. l’ abri – shelter
  218. vaillant – brave (person)
  219. le taureau – bull (male cattle)
  220. abattre – to cut down
  221. le pieu – post / pole / stake
  222. la rosée – dew
  223. pareil – same (similar)
  224. puéril – childlike
  225. redoutable – formidable (terrifying)

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