French vocabulary

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French vocabulary
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  1. Accuiel
    Home (like home page, foster home, etc.)
  2. actualites
    news
  3. lendemain
    following day
  4. récemment
    recently
  5. tandis que
    whereas, while
  6. ailleurs
    elsewhere
  7. aveux
    confessions
  8. arracher
    extract, like a confession, a plant
  9. violenter
    to assault
  10. préalable
    preliminary, introductory
  11. grevé
    burdened
  12. grève
    walkout, strike
  13. dès
    since, from
  14. fouiller
    unwrap, open
  15. hotte
    sack (like Santa)
  16. cochons
    hogs, swine, obscene, smutty, lecherous
  17. régaler
    to treat
  18. oublier
    forget, miss, neglect
  19. rideaux
    curtain, drape
  20. prendre son pied
    blow one's mind, get off, orgasm
  21. truc
    thingy, whatsit, what's-his-name, whatchamacalit
  22. nulle
    null, lousy, zero
  23. dessus
    over, above
  24. tenir
    give, keep, hold, abide
  25. montrer
    show
  26. dessin
    drawing, cartoon
  27. brûler
    burn
  28. parquet
    prosecutor (tribunal)
  29. procureur
    prosecutor
  30. lors de
    then
  31. ensuite
    afterwords
  32. demeure
    home, residence, abode, dwelling
  33. cendres
    ashes
  34. ciment
    cement, bond
  35. maçonnerie
    masonry
  36. toutefois
    notwithstanding
  37. délabré
    dilapidated
  38. deférer
    legal remand
  39. require
    required
  40. mise
    put, place
  41. ainsi
    thus, thereby
  42. gîtes
    resting place
  43. geste
    gesture
  44. aussitot
    right away
  45. ventes
    sales
  46. fond
    burden, background
  47. manifestations
    demonstrations
  48. davantage
    more (plus), greater
  49. cran
    pluck, plucky, courage, determination
  50. corteges
    procession, corteges
  51. chiffres
    calculate, compute, estimate
  52. CGT
    Confédération générale du travail
  53. taux
    rate
  54. hausse
    increase
  55. en hausse
    rising
  56. quasi-totalité
    substantially all
  57. atteindre
    reach
  58. métre-étalon
    yardstick
  59. niveau
    level
  60. défilés
    parades
  61. bémol
    literally flat note, effectively sour note, bad point
  62. croissante
    growing
  63. écarte
    deviation, spread, separate
  64. salaries
    employees
  65. privé
    private
  66. impôts
    taces
  67. cheminots
    railroadmen
  68. décalage
    lag
  69. parmi
    among
  70. pancartes
    signs (as in protests)
  71. faites maison
    homemade
  72. quinquagénaire
    person in his/her 50s, cinquantenaire
  73. cinquantenaire
    quinquagénaire
  74. mentuer
    liar
  75. mener
    lead
  76. néanmoins
    nevertheless
  77. pénibilité
    arduous
  78. infirmière
    nurse
  79. débordée
    overwhelmed
  80. épuisée
    exhausted
  81. marée
    tide
  82. marée noire
    oil slick, oil spill
  83. rapport
    report
  84. sous-traitants
    subcontractors
  85. colmatée
    clogged, plugged, sealed
  86. entender
    hear, understand, mean
  87. dont
    whose
  88. partenaires
    partners
  89. enjeu
    issue
  90. tailles
    size
  91. récolter
    collect, harvest, reap
  92. imprimer
    print
  93. envoyer
    send
  94. carriére
    career
  95. parcourant
    browsing
  96. un pas
    a step
  97. volet
    flap
  98. CFDT
    Conféderation Française Démocratique du Travail (largest union by members)
  99. la pub
    ad, advertising
  100. casques
    helmet, headset
  101. emission en différe
    podcast
  102. en différe
    offline
  103. en ligne
    online
  104. pouvoir
    power
  105. prévoir
    provide
  106. cotiser
    contribute
  107. majoree
    plus
  108. durée
    duration
  109. dispositif
    device, provision, plan, scheme
  110. tôt
    early
  111. échapper
    escape
  112. l'âge légal de départ
    statutory age of retirement
  113. report
    postponement
  114. les assurés
    the insureds
  115. désormais
    henceforth
  116. revanche
    revenge
  117. en revanche
    on the other hand
  118. démarrer
    start
  119. quant
    as, as for, regarding
  120. fâcher
    to upset
  121. se fâcher
    to get angry, upset
  122. ubuesque
    ludicrous
  123. bondir
    jump
  124. bondir de joie
    jump for joy
  125. bondir de colère
    hopping mad
  126. remise
    remission
  127. remise en cause
    questioning
  128. d'autant
    on the other hand
  129. souhaiter
    hope, wish
  130. mordicus
    obstinant
  131. assouplier
    to relax, soften
  132. de son côte
    for its part
  133. le chômage
    unemployment
  134. donc
    then, therefore, thus
  135. remplir
    fill, fulfill
  136. séance
    session
  137. exprimer
    assert
  138. mouture
    grounds
  139. soumis
    submissive, kept down
  140. soumettre
    submit, put down
  141. UMP
    Union Pour un Mouvement Populaire (French center-right party, Sarkozy's party, has National Assembly majority and Senate plurality)
  142. chiffres
    numbers
  143. chiffrer
    calculate, compute
  144. en fait
    in fact (as a contradiction, "no, in fact")
  145. au fait
    by the way, to the point (<<je vais droit au fait>>)
  146. entretenir
    look after, foster, maintain
  147. céder
    give up, sell, concede
  148. flou
    confusing, blurry, unfocused
  149. bouger
    move, budge
  150. recul
    backward step, demotion
  151. sidérugie
    steel industry, welding
  152. espérance de vie
    life expectancy
  153. s'accroître
    increase
  154. l'avenir
    future
  155. esquiver
    avoid, dodge, evade
  156. se décrédibiliser
    to discredit
  157. afin
    so that
  158. le PS
    Partie Socialiste (largest center-left party)
  159. aveugle
    blind
  160. cerveau
    brain
  161. soutenir
    support
  162. prestation
    benefit, payout
  163. digérér
    digest, accept, take in
  164. pilonner
    crush, pound
  165. dérouler
    roll out, unwind
  166. empêcher
    prevent
  167. putes
    whores
  168. au point
    focus, point
  169. ombre
    shadow
  170. volonté
    willpower, volition
  171. mettre en avant
    put forward, point out
  172. échecs
    setbacks, failures, defeats
  173. afficher
    show, display, post, put up (as in a sign)
  174. plateau
    stage, tabletop, flatbed
  175. aux anges
    cloud 9, delirious, ecstatic (literally, to the angels)
  176. repasser devant
    return to
  177. glisser
    slip, slide (incl. as slipped into a conversation)
  178. claironner
    proclaim
  179. facture
    bill, invoice, account
  180. fournir
    furnish, supply, provide
  181. en aparté
    aside, stage whisper
  182. réagir
    respond, react
  183. tirer
    pull
  184. veille
    eve, brink
  185. agacent
    annoying
  186. égrène
    pick off, shell
  187. hebdomadaire
    weekly
  188. mensuel
    monthly
  189. féliciter
    compliment, congratulate
  190. s'appropriater
    be suitable for, appropriate
  191. appropriater
    adapt, suit, fit
  192. affichage
    display
  193. sein
    breast
  194. revendiquer
    lay claim to, assert
  195. jeu de dames
    checkers
  196. tempêter
    rant
  197. lancer
    cast (fishing), set in motion, launch
  198. sinon
    if not, or else
  199. tergiverser
    procrastinate, pussyfoot
  200. réprime
    suppress, quell
  201. débordements
    excessives
  202. papillons
    butterflies
  203. attirer
    attract
  204. tels
    such, like
  205. égarer
    mislead
  206. s'égarer
    stray, get lost, drift
  207. tenir
    hold, keep
  208. miliciens
    militia members
  209. sac
    sack, bag
  210. mauvais genre
    bad form
  211. les consignes
    deposit, keep in
  212. là-bas
    over there
  213. coller
    adhere, stick
  214. sceller
    scaled
  215. liens
    affiliations, connections
  216. le lit
    bed
  217. faire le lit
    make the bed
  218. tuméfiés
    enflé, swollen
  219. cassées
    broken
  220. égaré
    lost, led astray
  221. enflé
    tuméfiés, swollen
  222. errer
    roam
  223. chuter
    fall, decline
  224. sommeill
    sleep, slumber
  225. attacher
    attached, bound
  226. partout
    all over, everywhere, throughout
  227. sauter
    leap, hop, jump
  228. déchirer
    rip up
  229. linge
    linen
  230. le préposé
    officer
  231. déplacer
    move, dislodge
  232. amère, amer
    bitter
  233. égarde
    consideration
  234. voies de fait
    assault
  235. simple voies de fait
    simple assault
  236. con
    cunt
  237. queuler
    to bitch
  238. désespérer
    despair, give up hope
  239. mordre
    bite (as in bite an apple, or take the bait)
  240. écarter
    eliminate (risk, rival), remove (obstacle), move
  241. appuyer
    support, endorse, lean, press, rest
  242. complot
    plot, conspiracy
  243. sombre
    somber
  244. apprendre
    learn

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