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Vocabulary – Sep 2007

(Last updated: 5 Oct 2007)

  1. le nom – noun [286.90]
  2. l’ arrière – backward [113.45]
  3. l’ outre – wineskin [105.52]
  4. le geste – gesture (motion) [101.77]
  5. la plupart – majority [94.97]
  6. la notion – concept [75.68]
  7. doucement – gradually / gently [71.23]
  8. l’ enfance – childhood (youth) [70.23]
  9. la charge – responsibility [68.23]
  10. tantôt – sometimes [66.55]
  11. le manque – lack (deficiency) [66.32]
  12. cru – crude [64.81]
  13. le phénomène – phenomenon [64.19]
  14. la veille – eve (day before) [63.61]
  15. autrement – otherwise (in another way) [61.68]
  16. la boîte – bin (box) [58.77]
  17. sombre – dark (color) [57.16]
  18. le modèle – original [54.68]
  19. la vague – wave [53.58]
  20. léger – light (moving easily) [51.90]
  21. la logique – rationale [50.52]
  22. la tâche – job (task) [49.29]
  23. l’ échelle – scale (map, pay, extent) [48.45]
  24. apparition – appearance (arrival) [48.42]
  25. l’ honte – disgrace (shame) [47.97]
  26. le malheur – misfortune (trouble) [47.13]
  27. le fauteuil – armchair [43.94]
  28. le cercle – circle / range [43.55]
  29. le cuir – leather (material) [43.10]
  30. l’ amitié – friendship [42.74]
  31. la plage – beach [42.23]
  32. creux – hollow [41.58]
  33. la revanche – revenge (vengeance) [40.52]
  34. l’ attente – expectation (anticipation) [39.35]
  35. l’ éclat – brightness [39.13]
  36. tort – fault / mistake (wrong) [38.94]
  37. le vertu – virtue [38.94]
  38. la chemise – shirt (man’s) [38.71]
  39. mince – slim (slender build) [38.52]
  40. la rigueur – stiffness (rigor) [37.74]
  41. prenant – absorbing [37.52]
  42. le comportement – conduct (behavior) [36.97]
  43. la carrière – career (general progression) [36.03]
  44. le commandant – commander (military officer) [36.03]
  45. l’ onde – wave [34.61]
  46. le tiers – one third [33.90]
  47. la faculté – capability (faculty) [33.74]
  48. le quai – quay [33.39]
  49. quelconque – indifferent (not important) [32.94]
  50. suffisamment – enough [32.19]
  51. bourgeois – middle-class [31.87]
  52. l’ arme – weapon [31.81]
  53. haine – hatred (hate) [31.58]
  54. le recours – remedy [31.48]
  55. vierge – virgin [31.45]
  56. la sueur – sweat [31.23]
  57. le stade – phase (stage) / stadium [30.71]
  58. le rideau – curtain (hanging cloth) [30.23]
  59. le manche – handle / handgrip / sleeve [29.84]
  60. l’ élan – impulse / spirit [29.81]
  61. le curé – parish priest [29.68]
  62. le plafond – ceiling (of a room) [29.58]
  63. constater – to notice / certify [29.32]
  64. pantalon – trousers / pants [29.26]
  65. poussé – advanced [29.19]
  66. le cerveau – brain (head) [28.23]
  67. la plume – feather (bird) [28.06]
  68. la lueur – gleam [27.81]
  69. le ciment – cement (building material) [27.68]
  70. l’ ouvrier – factory worker [27.32]
  71. le couteau – knife [26.94]
  72. la paille – straw [26.71]
  73. envoyer – to dispatch [26.29]
  74. le ménage – household [25.84]
  75. banc – bench / pew [25.71]
  76. l’ enfer – hell (inferno) [25.42]
  77. le sien – his / her [24.68]
  78. appliquer – to apply (enforce) [24.32]
  79. le poil – hair (on body) [24.32]
  80. l’ exposé – paper (report) [24.13]
  81. le baiser – kiss (lips) [24.03]
  82. la valise – suitcase [23.77]
  83. l’ orgueil – pride (negative pride) [23.65]
  84. la boule – ball [23.58]
  85. étroit – narrow (cramped) [23.23]
  86. la vitre – window glass [22.68]
  87. la roue – wheel [22.58]
  88. la bière – beer / casket (coffin) [22.55]
  89. entraîner – to lead to [22.39]
  90. la grève – strike (on strike) [21.74]
  91. embrasser – to kiss (lips) [21.52]
  92. la racine – base (root) [21.48]
  93. l’ optique – perspective / point of view [21.42]
  94. serré – crowded (packed in) [21.32]
  95. la démarche – measure (move) [21.19]
  96. fuir – to flee from [21.19]
  97. avouer – to confess (legal) [21.16]
  98. renoncer – to give up [20.42]
  99. le prêtre – priest [19.97]
  100. le plancher – floor (base) [19.48]
  101. relever – to pick up [19.48]
  102. le chevalier – knight (trained noble) [19.00]
  103. l’ essor – blossoming [17.94]
  104. le tiroir – drawer [17.61]
  105. le plomb – lead (Pb) / tin [17.58]
  106. le palier – floor / level [17.32]
  107. la fierté – pride (positive pride) [17.29]
  108. le fonctionnaire – civil servant [17.03]
  109. le bonhomme – chap [16.94]
  110. éteint – extinct (fire) [16.90]
  111. l’ obus – bombshell [16.45]
  112. le recul – recoil (backward jerk) [16.45]
  113. le coût – cost (total spent) [15.84]
  114. le crépuscule – twilight / dusk [15.84]
  115. deviner – to infer (guess) [15.81]
  116. la cravate – tie (necktie) [15.45]
  117. le sourd – deaf [15.42]
  118. las – tired [15.29]
  119. débarrasser – to clear away [14.77]
  120. le moulin – manufactory (mill) [14.52]
  121. la Belgique – Belgium [14.48]
  122. songer – to reflect [14.35]
  123. le syndicat – trade union [13.81]
  124. géant – giant (great mass) [13.74]
  125. la rêverie – daydream [13.61]
  126. la chaux – whitewash [13.58]
  127. serrer – to grip / tighten (make tighter) [13.42]
  128. soumettre – to subject (expose to) [13.32]
  129. le lis – lily [13.29]
  130. l’ abîme – abyss [13.23]
  131. éclater – to shatter [13.23]
  132. battu – beaten up [12.97]
  133. la grimace – funny face [12.97]
  134. l’ apport – contribution [12.84]
  135. la blessure – wound (injury) [12.77]
  136. consacrer – dedicate (devote / commit) [12.74]
  137. la vieillesse – oldness [12.71]
  138. la bonté – kindness (quality) [12.58]
  139. le tigre – tiger (feline) [12.42]
  140. le couvercle – cover (top) / lid [12.19]
  141. le moine – monk [11.97]
  142. illustre – celebrated (illustrious) [11.94]
  143. jouir – to enjoy (of someone’s presence) [11.48]
  144. la sûreté – security [11.45]
  145. briser – to break (crack) [11.39]
  146. enfoncer – to press in [11.32]
  147. malin – malign (malign) [11.29]
  148. douteux – questionable [11.00]
  149. le chou – cabbage (vegetable) [10.90]
  150. mêlé – tangled (embroiled) [10.90]
  151. éteindre – to extinguish (souffler) [10.87]
  152. le penchant – preference [10.68]
  153. la récolte – crop (harvest) [10.65]
  154. le lapin – rabbit (animal) [10.42]
  155. le malentendu – misunderstanding [10.39]
  156. le marteau – hammer (tool) [10.26]
  157. la pauvreté – poverty [10.19]
  158. la foire – fair (exhibition) [10.16]
  159. la baie – bay [10.03]
  160. convenu – appointed (agreed) [10.00]
  161. défendu – forbidden [10.00]
  162. la foudre – lightning (when striking) [10.00]
  163. taper – to knock [10.00]
  164. le tombeau – grave (tomb) [9.94]
  165. la fourrure – fur (Zoology) [9.87]
  166. la clôture – close (finale) [9.84]
  167. enfermer – to confine (enclose) [9.77]
  168. l’ éventail – fan (hand-held fan) [9.74]
  169. l’ auberge – hostel (inn) [9.71]
  170. le canard – duck (Zoology) [9.58]
  171. la serrure – lock (key lock) [9.58]
  172. caresser – to stroke (caress) [9.32]
  173. l’ asile – retirement home [9.23]
  174. le fondement – basis / foundation [9.23]
  175. se rapporter – to relate to [9.13]
  176. la boucle – loop [9.10]
  177. plonger – to plunge (immerse) [8.94]
  178. hurler – to yell out [8.81]
  179. la fosse – pit (hole) [8.71]
  180. la plaie – wound (sore) [8.71]
  181. l’ annexe – appendix [8.65]
  182. la cachette – hideout [8.65]
  183. l’ attrait – attraction [8.32]
  184. le gendarme – policeman [8.29]
  185. le foulard – scarf (headscarf) [8.23]
  186. le défilé – parade (military procession) [8.19]
  187. la souche – strain (biology) [8.10]
  188. enlevé – kidnapped [7.97]
  189. entrevoir – to catch a glimpse of [7.97]
  190. farouche – wild (untamed) [7.94]
  191. le seau – bucket (vessel) [7.84]
  192. réagir – to react (chemical reaction) [7.77]
  193. le balai – broom (for sweeping) [7.71]
  194. l’ épanouissement – blooming [7.71]
  195. grimper – to climb [7.71]
  196. la baguette – chopstick / rod (cane / staff) [7.35]
  197. le peuplement – population [7.35]
  198. emprunté – awkward [7.29]
  199. hebdomadaire – weekly (every week) [7.26]
  200. l’ ivrogne – drunkard [7.26]
  201. prodigieux – tremendous [7.23]
  202. le tourbillon – whirlpool [7.19]
  203. antérieur – previous / earlier [7.16]
  204. le communiqué – statement (government) [7.16]
  205. le doyen – eldest citizen [7.10]
  206. coller – to glue (join / attach) [7.06]
  207. la monture – horse (mount) [7.03]
  208. l’ encadrement – management (managerial staff) [7.00]
  209. élargir – to widen (become broader) [6.97]
  210. le danseur – dancer [6.94]
  211. fouiller – dig (excavate) [6.87]
  212. la gifle – smack [6.87]
  213. surmonter – to overcome [6.77]
  214. l’ Écosse – Scotland [6.58]
  215. accru – increased (added to / heightened) [6.39]
  216. préalablement – beforehand [6.39]
  217. l’ héritier – heir (by will) [6.26]
  218. l’ ébauche – draft / sketch [6.23]
  219. la pénurie – shortage (lack) [6.23]
  220. plié – folded [6.23]
  221. le châtiment – chastisement [6.16]
  222. la fourchette – fork (piece of silverware) [6.16]
  223. le routier – truck driver USA [6.16]
  224. amical – friendly (sociable) [6.13]
  225. loger – to room (board) [6.10]
  226. échoué – failed (failed (test/exam)) [6.03]
  227. la corvée – chore [6.00]
  228. l’ envergure – scope (range) [5.97]
  229. terne – dull (color) [5.97]
  230. l’ arrondissement – borough (neighbourhood of London or New York) [5.94]
  231. impitoyable – unforgiving [5.94]
  232. l’ avertissement – caution (warning) [5.90]
  233. la démission – resignation (job) [5.84]
  234. formel – serious [5.65]
  235. heurter – to knock (bump into (thing)) [5.65]
  236. la faillite – bankruptcy [5.61]
  237. bruyamment – noisily [5.58]
  238. carabine – rifle [5.55]
  239. vermeil – ruby [5.52]
  240. la bagarre – fight [5.48]
  241. la courtoisie – courtesy [5.48]
  242. frêle – frail (fragile) [5.45]
  243. habituer – to accustom (get used) [5.45]
  244. se baigner – to bathe [5.42]
  245. le pommier – apple tree [5.35]
  246. vieillir – to grow old [5.35]
  247. maladroit – blundering [5.29]
  248. reporter – to adjourn (postpone) [5.29]
  249. la consigne – order / instruction [5.23]
  250. invraisemblable – improbable (unbelievable) [5.19]
  251. natal – home (roots) [5.13]
  252. somptueux – grand (splendid / sumptuous) [5.10]
  253. la bobine – roll (roll of film) [5.06]
  254. bourdonnement – hum (humming noise) [5.03]
  255. le millénaire – millennium (1000 years) [5.03]
  256. le Suédois – Swedish (person) [5.03]
  257. buté – stubborn [5.00]
  258. loué – praised [4.97]
  259. la punition – punishment [4.90]
  260. capter – to capture [4.87]
  261. la cuillère – spoon [4.84]
  262. tordu – bent (crooked) [4.81]
  263. la particularité – characteristic (distinguishing feature) [4.74]
  264. la percée – break-through [4.74]
  265. pressant – urgent [4.71]
  266. la renommée – reputation (renown) [4.65]
  267. insensé – foolish (unwise) [4.58]
  268. la lucarne – attic window [4.52]
  269. mouiller – to wet [4.39]
  270. l’ îlot – small island / islet [4.35]
  271. la paupière – eyelid [4.35]
  272. les représailles – retaliation [4.35]
  273. le champignon – mushroom [4.16]
  274. épuiser – to eat up / use up [4.16]
  275. osseux – bony [4.13]
  276. l’ agacement – annoyance (irritation) [4.03]
  277. détendu – relaxed (less tense) [4.03]
  278. errer – to hang about [4.03]
  279. raser – to shave (removing hair) [4.03]
  280. la grippe – flu (Medicine) [4.00]
  281. le dessinateur – cartoonist [3.94]
  282. sourdement – dully / in a muffled way [3.90]
  283. l’ amende – fine (money) [3.84]
  284. la morue – cod-fish [3.84]
  285. mépriser – to despise [3.81]
  286. le bouclier – shield [3.74]
  287. l’ égout – sewer [3.68]
  288. gonfler – to pump up / inflate [3.68]
  289. hisser – to draw up / pull up [3.65]
  290. le locataire – tenant (occupant) [3.61]
  291. bouleverser – to distress / disrupt [3.58]
  292. lécher – to lick (with tongue) [3.52]
  293. l’ affaiblissement – weakening [3.39]
  294. déborder – to overflow [3.39]
  295. gâcher – to spoil / ruin [3.39]
  296. la sciure – sawdust [3.39]
  297. le confrère – colleague [3.35]
  298. la contrée – district / region [3.29]
  299. la poutre – beam (wood or metal) [3.29]
  300. salir – to mess (make dirty) [3.29]
  301. évanoui – unconscious [3.19]
  302. la griffe – claw (on animal) [3.13]
  303. tousser – to cough (expel sth from lungs) [3.13]
  304. affreusement – terribly [3.06]
  305. bousculade – scramble [3.06]
  306. le concurrent – competitor [3.06]
  307. démarrer – to start up / open (business) [3.06]
  308. la grogne – rumbling discontent [3.06]
  309. effondré – collapsed (building) [3.00]
  310. tardif – late (belated) [3.00]
  311. furtif – stealthy [2.97]
  312. la verge – baton [2.97]
  313. néfaste – fatal (calamitous) [2.90]
  314. trier – to sort (things) [2.90]
  315. l’ embauche – employment (hiring / taking-on) [2.87]
  316. la devanture – storefront [2.84]
  317. la verrière – glass roof [2.84]
  318. niais – simple-minded (naïve) [2.81]
  319. le bagne – labour camp [2.77]
  320. provenir – to come from [2.77]
  321. raccrocher – to hang up (a call) [2.77]
  322. déplorable – regrettable [2.74]
  323. saurez – (you pl) will know [2.74]
  324. onéreux – expensive [2.71]
  325. le réverbère – lamp-post [2.71]
  326. l’ afflux – influx [2.68]
  327. nuisible – harmful (dangerous / damaging) [2.68]
  328. l’ obsèques – funeral [2.68]
  329. l’ argot – slang [2.65]
  330. renifler – to sniff (sensing) [2.65]
  331. le piquet – stake (marker) [2.61]
  332. le sot – idiot [2.61]
  333. effleurer – to touch lightly [2.58]
  334. l’ heurt – collision [2.55]
  335. le lépreux – leper (leprosy sufferer) [2.55]
  336. supplier – to beg (someone) [2.55]
  337. bercer – cradle (rock) [2.52]
  338. pâlir – to turn pale [2.52]
  339. la pilule – pill [2.48]
  340. le creuset – crucible [2.45]
  341. douillet – oversensitive [2.42]
  342. affamé – starving [2.35]
  343. l’ aumônier – chaplain [2.35]
  344. le bûcheron – woodcutter [2.35]
  345. la noisette – nut (hazelnut) [2.35]
  346. le radeau – raft (float boat) [2.29]
  347. savourer – to enjoy (food) [2.29]
  348. le roseau – reed [2.23]
  349. accoucher – to give birth [2.19]
  350. dérobé – hidden (concealed) [2.19]
  351. entraver – to handicap (hamper) / hold up [2.19]
  352. flâner – to loiter [2.19]
  353. l’ inondation – flooding [2.16]
  354. piètre – poor (performance) [2.16]
  355. l’ abattoir – slaughterhouse [2.13]
  356. le baquet – bucket [2.13]
  357. inondé – overwhelmed (snowed under / swamped) [2.13]
  358. prélever – to deduct [2.13]
  359. vouer – to devote (sb to sth: religion) [2.13]
  360. adoucir – to soften (make soft) [2.10]
  361. la tanière – den [2.10]
  362. épier – to spy on [2.06]
  363. l’ oisiveté – idleness [2.06]
  364. le plombier – plumber [2.06]
  365. l’ érudit – scholar (learned person) [2.03]
  366. l’ ordonnateur – organizer [2.03]
  367. durcir – to toughen [2.00]
  368. noueux – gnarled [2.00]
  369. le brassard – armband [1.94]
  370. le corbillard – hearse [1.94]
  371. volubile – talkative [1.94]
  372. enfouir – to bury [1.90]
  373. étirer – to stretch (stretch out) [1.90]
  374. la chenille – caterpillar (Zoology) [1.87]
  375. cramoisi – crimson [1.87]
  376. imprégner – to soak (drench) [1.87]
  377. l’ allocution – address (short speech) [1.84]
  378. sonder – to survey (poll) [1.84]
  379. charrier – to carry along [1.81]
  380. nordique – north [1.81]
  381. encadrer – to manage / supervise [1.77]
  382. renfermé – withdrawn (reserve tendency) [1.77]
  383. tricoter – knit (by knitting) [1.77]
  384. rhabiller – to dress again [1.74]
  385. bénévole – voluntary [1.71]
  386. bouilli – boiled [1.71]
  387. le juron – curse word [1.71]
  388. aboyer – to bark (barking) [1.68]
  389. le dactylo – typist [1.68]
  390. la véracité – truthfulness [1.68]
  391. écarquillés – goggled [1.65]
  392. éponger – to sponge (soak up) [1.65]
  393. le saule – willow tree [1.65]
  394. contesté – disputed [1.61]
  395. inéluctablement – unavoidably [1.61]
  396. copieux – plentiful (copious) [1.58]
  397. orner – decorate (adorn) [1.55]
  398. le raz – current [1.55]
  399. l’ accroc – accident (hitch) [1.52]
  400. l’ édit – edict [1.52]
  401. la scierie – sawmill [1.52]
  402. coquet – fashionable [1.45]
  403. le méridional – southerner [1.45]
  404. l’ érable – maple (tree) [1.42]
  405. le castor – beaver [1.39]
  406. déverser – to dump (discharge) [1.39]
  407. châtier – to chasten /refine [1.32]
  408. resserré – squeezed [1.32]
  409. assouplir – to make more flexible / relax [1.29]
  410. l’ hanneton – cockchafer [1.29]
  411. la villégiature – holiday UK [1.29]
  412. entasser – to stack (up) [1.26]
  413. inculquer – to implant (knowledge) [1.26]
  414. rayonner – to glow (radiate) [1.26]
  415. subvenir – to provide for (sustain) [1.26]
  416. embellir – to beautify / embellish [1.23]
  417. traquer – to hunt down [1.23]
  418. laïc – non-religious [1.19]
  419. réticent – reluctant (dissenting) [1.19]
  420. la tromperie – fraud / cheating [1.19]
  421. l’ échoppe – booth / shop [1.16]
  422. le fusain – charcoal pencil [1.16]
  423. rétif – stubborn [1.13]
  424. rétrécir – to shrink [1.10]
  425. comestible – eatable (mangeable / consommable) [1.06]
  426. embaucher – to hire [1.06]
  427. escamoter – to disappear (conjure away) [1.06]
  428. imprenable – untouchable [1.06]
  429. le détaillant – retail outlet [1.03]
  430. épaissir – to thicken [1.03]
  431. le grelot – bell [1.03]
  432. la plaidoirie – pleading [1.03]
  433. soûl – drunk [1.03]
  434. empiéter – to entrench [1.00]
  435. piégé – booby-trapped [1.00]
  436. assaillir – to assault (military attack) [0.97]
  437. le classeur – file cabinet [0.97]
  438. apprivoisé – tamed [0.94]
  439. avérer – to prove to be (aver) [0.94]
  440. enfreindre – to break (transgress) [0.94]
  441. le cabanon – cottage (holiday) [0.90]
  442. chancelant – faltering [0.90]
  443. enrayer – to block [0.90]
  444. fautif – guilty [0.90]
  445. le pensum – extra / punitive assignment [0.90]
  446. portuaire – relating to ports [0.90]
  447. acquiescer – to agree / approve [0.87]
  448. le créancier – creditor [0.87]
  449. instamment – insistently [0.87]
  450. nocif – harmful (toxic) [0.87]
  451. la rizière – rice field [0.87]
  452. le dépistage – detection / screening [0.84]
  453. embrouiller – to complicate / confuse [0.84]
  454. hocher – to nod (head) [0.84]
  455. subventionner – to subsidise [0.84]
  456. la succursale – branch office [0.84]
  457. attrayant – attractive [0.81]
  458. le rattrapage – catching up [0.81]
  459. griffonner – to scrabble / scribble [0.77]
  460. pertinent – relevant (pertinent) [0.74]
  461. rechigner – to balk [0.74]
  462. l’ enjambée – stride [0.71]
  463. le gaucher – lefty (left-hander) [0.71]
  464. navrant – upsetting [0.71]
  465. adosser – to lean against [0.68]
  466. le bonze – Buddhist [0.68]
  467. importuner – to insist (importune) [0.68]
  468. refréner – to restrict oneself [0.68]
  469. fiable – reliable (dependable) [0.65]
  470. la ripaille – blowout [0.65]
  471. sillonner – to groove (to furrow) [0.65]
  472. tâtonner – to fumble (search) [0.65]
  473. le coutelas – large knife [0.61]
  474. louvoyer – to navigate [0.61]
  475. cinglant – withering [0.58]
  476. enorgueillir – to make proud [0.58]
  477. le bélier – ram [0.55]
  478. le dévoilement – unveiling (introduction / présentation) [0.55]
  479. retrousser – to roll up [0.55]
  480. assortir – to match [0.48]
  481. le bourrage – stuffing [0.48]
  482. éventer – to ventilate [0.48]
  483. la fourrière – dog pound [0.48]
  484. le plumier – pencil case [0.48]
  485. suranné – outdated [0.48]
  486. décontracté – easy-going [0.45]
  487. dévaliser – to rob [0.45]
  488. enraciner – to implant / root [0.45]
  489. poignarder – to stab (use knife) [0.42]
  490. épouvanter – to scare (terrify / appal) [0.35]
  491. la muselière – muzzle [0.35]
  492. la nouille – noodle [0.35]
  493. l’ entremetteur – mediator [0.32]
  494. l’ occultation – concealment [0.32]
  495. estival – summer [0.29]
  496. malcommode – inconvenient [0.29]
  497. la persienne – blinds / shutter [0.29]
  498. le pourvoi – appeal [0.29]
  499. ramoner – to sweep out / clean (machine) [0.29]
  500. l’ aiguilleur – railway switchman [0.26]
  501. entortiller – to envelop [0.26]
  502. inaltéré – unmodified (intact) [0.26]
  503. le jacassement – chatter [0.26]
  504. le passereau – sparrow [0.26]
  505. arable – cultivatable (region / land) [0.23]
  506. occulter – to obscure [0.23]
  507. le pourceau – pig [0.23]
  508. a eu lieu – took place [phrase]
  509. à jamais – forever [phrase]
  510. à la mode – trendy [phrase]
  511. à nouveau – again / anew [phrase]
  512. à partir de – from (time) starting point [phrase]
  513. à peine – barely [phrase]
  514. à travers – through [phrase]
  515. aboteux – rough / bumpy (road) [phrase]
  516. ainsi de suite – so on [phrase]
  517. allant de soi – self-explanatory [phrase]
  518. alors que – whereas [phrase]
  519. amonceler – to pile up [phrase]
  520. asséner – to strike [phrase]
  521. l’ assitude – weariness (fatigue) [phrase]
  522. assourdir – to muffle (sound) / make deaf [phrase]
  523. aussi bon que – as good as [phrase]
  524. autant que – as many as / as much as [phrase]
  525. l’ auto-stop – hitch-hiking [phrase]
  526. l’ ayatollah – Shiite (ayatollah) [phrase]
  527. la baliverne – nonsense [phrase]
  528. le ballottement – rocking [phrase]
  529. bien entendu – as a matter of course [phrase]
  530. bien que – although (even though) [phrase]
  531. le bien-aimé – beloved [phrase]
  532. la Birmanie – Burma [phrase]
  533. le cas échéant – if necessary / if the need arises [phrase]
  534. la celle-ci – this one [phrase]
  535. la chevillette – small peg [phrase]
  536. le compte rendu – report (account) [phrase]
  537. le coucher du soleil – sunset [phrase]
  538. le coup de feu – gunshot [phrase]
  539. d’ores et déjà – right now [phrase]
  540. dans le sillage de – in the wake of [phrase]
  541. démoder – to make obsolete [phrase]
  542. dès lors – consequently [phrase]
  543. disséminer – to disperse (disseminate) [phrase]
  544. doper – to boost [phrase]
  545. échoir – to mature (become due) [phrase]
  546. écouler – to get rid of [phrase]
  547. écrouler – to collapse [phrase]
  548. en dépit de – in spite of [phrase]
  549. en outre – besides (in addition) [phrase]
  550. en tant que – as a … [phrase]
  551. l’ enfant de chœur – altar boy [phrase]
  552. enhardir – to toughen [phrase]
  553. entre-temps – meantime [phrase]
  554. l’ ère spatiale – space age [phrase]
  555. faute de – in the absence of [phrase]
  556. le feux d’artifice – fireworks [phrase]
  557. fourvoyer – to mislead [phrase]
  558. se frayer un chemin – to wade through [phrase]
  559. fustiger – to criticize [phrase]
  560. le gratte-ciel – skyscraper [phrase]
  561. le gribouillage – scratch (scribble) [phrase]
  562. l’ haut-parleur – loudspeaker [phrase]
  563. l’ intégrisme – fundamentalism [phrase]
  564. le lapereau – young rabbit [phrase]
  565. le lever du jour – sunrise [phrase]
  566. le locuteur natif – native speaker [phrase]
  567. le Maroc – Morocco [phrase]
  568. mis en garde – warn against [phrase]
  569. les mœurs – morals [phrase]
  570. le mont-de-piété – pawnshop [phrase]
  571. la nature morte – still-life painting [phrase]
  572. n’importe quel – any [phrase]
  573. nuire – to harm [phrase]
  574. l’ œil – view [phrase]
  575. outre-mer – overseas [phrase]
  576. par la suite – thereafter (subsequently) [phrase]
  577. le passe-partout – master key [phrase]
  578. le Pays de Galles – Wales [phrase]
  579. la prise de sang – blood test [phrase]
  580. se flétrir – to wither [phrase]
  581. se serrer la main – to shake hands [phrase]
  582. s’emparer – to take away [phrase]
  583. sous-entendre – to suggest / imply [phrase]
  584. sous-jacent – inherent (underlying) [phrase]
  585. streindre – to compel (oblige: sb to do sth) [phrase]
  586. sur ces entrefaites – meanwhile [phrase]
  587. Taisez-vous – be quite (vous) [phrase]
  588. tais-toi – shut up [phrase]
  589. le témoin oculaire – eyewitness [phrase]
  590. tout à l’heure – very soon [phrase]
  591. la tractation – secret negotiation / dealing [phrase]
  592. vinification – wine making [phrase]
  593. la volte-face – flip-flop [phrase]
  594. y compris – including [phrase]
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