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Vocabulary – Aug 2007

(Last updated: 2 Sep 2007)

  1. au milieu de – in the middle of [phrase]
  2. le corroyeur – leather finisher [phrase]
  3. en attendant – till then [phrase]
  4. en effet – indeed [phrase]
  5. haranguer – to rant [phrase]
  6. orrompre – to corrupt (morally) [phrase]
  7. se joindre à – to join in [phrase]
  8. se moquer – to make fun [phrase]
  9. se plaindre – to complain [phrase]
  10. se vanter de – to brag about [phrase]
  11. le travail – work (job / labor) [290.42]
  12. quant – as for [107.13]
  13. but – aim (purpose) / goal / end [96.58]
  14. le sort – lot [88.77]
  15. le cheval – horse (animal) [76.77]
  16. l’ ouvrage – work [48.00]
  17. le cri – cry / yelling [46.58]
  18. sûrement – safely / surely [44.00]
  19. le personnage – character / role [39.74]
  20. la reine – queen (royalty) [37.90]
  21. le repos – relaxation (rest) [36.32]
  22. la certitude – certainty [31.06]
  23. retenir – to withhold (hold back) [30.23]
  24. l’ estime – respect (esteem) [26.29]
  25. le mec – guy (man) colloquial [25.35]
  26. le gré – preference / liking [25.29]
  27. constamment – constantly (continually) [25.06]
  28. étendre – to extend [24.00]
  29. la prière – prayer [23.13]
  30. l’ issue – exit (way out) [22.84]
  31. le vieillard – old man [21.90]
  32. le paysan – peasant (country person) [21.00]
  33. la ceinture – belt (clothing accessory) [20.87]
  34. arracher – to take out / extract [20.71]
  35. brun – brown (color) [20.23]
  36. la jupe – skirt [18.13]
  37. raide – stiff [17.39]
  38. l’ imbécile – idiot (imbecile) [17.35]
  39. éloigner – to move away [16.81]
  40. le sentier – pathway [16.39]
  41. librement – freely [16.16]
  42. traîner – to drag along [15.32]
  43. confondre – to confuse (mix up) [15.19]
  44. l’ étoffe – material (fabric) [13.87]
  45. convenable – appropriate (suitable) [13.55]
  46. le nid – nest [13.10]
  47. boucher – to plug / block [12.48]
  48. la cire – wax (substance) [11.87]
  49. achever – to complete (accomplish) [11.58]
  50. l’ écorce – skin (fruit) [10.65]
  51. les habits – clothing (clothes) [10.13]
  52. rapporter – to bring back [9.13]
  53. attraper – to capture / catch [8.90]
  54. le neveu – nephew [8.74]
  55. pourri – decayed (rottten) [8.65]
  56. le zèle – zeal [8.58]
  57. susciter – to stir up [8.55]
  58. le patrimoine – heritage (cultural inheritance) [8.42]
  59. amer – bitter-tasting [8.23]
  60. le tumulte – uproar [8.03]
  61. secouer – to shakedown (shake down the contents of a sth) [8.00]
  62. l’ extase – trance / ecstasy [7.94]
  63. la guérison – healing (recovery) [7.90]
  64. l’ allégresse – joy [7.68]
  65. la muraille – wall / fortification [7.58]
  66. le buisson – bush [7.48]
  67. la querelle – quarrel (angry dispute) [7.42]
  68. le vestibule – hall (lobby) [7.42]
  69. la baguette – rod (cane, staff) [7.35]
  70. la demoiselle – young lady [7.19]
  71. le supplice – torment / torture [6.94]
  72. pieux – godly [6.87]
  73. le recensement – census [6.81]
  74. la piété – godliness [6.39]
  75. vilain – ugly [6.35]
  76. volupté – sensual pleasure [6.32]
  77. cueillir – to gather (look for) [5.97]
  78. le virage – bend (road infrastructure) [5.94]
  79. rouille – rusted (rust color) [5.68]
  80. punir – to punish [5.65]
  81. repasser – to iron (iron) [5.45]
  82. alentour – around [5.39]
  83. le gémissement – groan (expressing pain) / wailing [5.16]
  84. frotter – to brush / rub [4.94]
  85. émouvoir – to touch (move emotionally) [4.81]
  86. la marraine – godmother [4.65]
  87. gémir – to groan / wail [4.48]
  88. abaisser – to bring down [4.45]
  89. la postérité – descendants [4.19]
  90. l’ attelage – harnessing / team (animal group) [4.00]
  91. méconnaître – to be unaware of [3.90]
  92. obéissant – compliant (servile / obedient) [3.90]
  93. la paillasse – straw mattress [3.90]
  94. le potage – soup [3.81]
  95. orgueilleux – arrogant [3.71]
  96. périr – to perish [3.71]
  97. le carrosse – coach (horse-drawn vehicle) historical [3.65]
  98. bienheureux – blessed [3.45]
  99. la miséricorde – graciousness / mercy [3.39]
  100. la nuée – cloud [3.23]
  101. fraternel – brotherly [3.16]
  102. souillé – dirty / impure [2.90]
  103. l’ acception – favoritism [2.84]
  104. le délice – delight (charm) [2.77]
  105. ébranlé – disturbed (shaken) [2.68]
  106. le pécheur – sinner [2.68]
  107. le marchepied – footstool [2.48]
  108. le païen – pagan / Gentiles [2.39]
  109. convoquer – to call in / call together [2.35]
  110. prêcher – to preach (deliver sermon) [2.35]
  111. l’ aumône – charity (alms) [2.23]
  112. le venin – poison (from animals) [2.10]
  113. l’ escouade – squadron / squad [2.00]
  114. conciliant – compliant (willing) [1.97]
  115. le gouvernail – rudder (nautical) [1.97]
  116. le mors – bit (of horse) [1.97]
  117. gronder – to grumble (loud noise) [1.94]
  118. la louange – praise [1.94]
  119. vil – filthy (vile) figurative meaning [1.87]
  120. dévier – to sidetrack [1.77]
  121. le geôlier – jailer [1.61]
  122. soupirer – to sigh (with sigh) [1.58]
  123. l’ arrosoir – watering can [1.52]
  124. bâiller – to yawn [1.52]
  125. retrancher – to remove / cut away [1.52]
  126. comparaître – to appear (legal) [1.42]
  127. attester – to witness (testify) [1.35]
  128. impétueux – impetuous / strong [1.35]
  129. impie – ungodly [1.10]
  130. le bolide – fast (racing) car [1.06]
  131. dompter – to tame [1.00]
  132. la teigne – ringworm [0.94]
  133. haïssable – hateful (mean) [0.84]
  134. la souricière – mousetrap [0.84]
  135. expirer – to breathe one’s last breath [0.77]
  136. tondre – to shear [0.77]
  137. dépeindre – to depict / portray / describe [0.71]
  138. embraser – to set on fire [0.71]
  139. la pantoufle – slipper [0.68]
  140. ravager – to devastate [0.68]
  141. indigent – impoverished [0.61]
  142. l’ inimitié – hostility / enmity [0.61]
  143. emménager – to move in [0.58]
  144. jeûner – to fast (abstain) [0.52]
  145. raffermir – to strengthen [0.52]
  146. l’ aspersion – sprinkling [0.48]
  147. maltraiter – to mistreat [0.32]
  148. essouffler – to be out of breath [0.23]

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