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 Augmentation (n.f.)  Augmenter (v.)  Cancer (n.m.)  Chiffre (n.m.)  Climat (n.m.)  Correspondre (v.)  Développer (v.)  Devenir (v.)  Diminuer (v.)  Énergie (n.f.)  Évolution (n.f.)  Futur (n.m.)  Guerre (n.f.)  Hésiter (v.)

Increase To increase Cancer Figure, number Climate To correspond To develop To become To reduce Energy Evolution, change Future War To hesitate

 Métier (n.m.)  Nourriture (n.f.)  Opinion (n.f.)  Optimiste (adj.)  Paix (n.f.)  Partie (n.f.)  Pétrole (n.m.)  Population (n.f.)  Quotidien (n.m.)  Relation (n.f.)  Riche (adj.)  Terre (n.f.)  Transporter (v.)  Vivement

Job, occupation, trade Food Opinion Optimistic Peace Part Oil, petroleum Population, people Daily Relation, relationship Rich Earth, ground To carry, to transport Vivaciously

 Autant  Nommer (v.)

As much To name, to list, to appoint

 Salaire (n.m.)

Wages, pay, salary

 Choix (n.m.)  Chômage (n.m.)  Congé (n.m.)  Contrôleur (n.m.)  Coup (n.m.)  Courage (n.m.)  Création (n.m.)  Déranger (v.)  Économie (n.f.)  Gestion (n.f.)

Choice Unemployment Holiday, vacation Ticket inspector, controller Blow, stroke, knock Courage Creation To disturb Economy Management

 S’inquiéter (v.)  Justement (adv.)  Laboratoire (n.f.)  Proposition (n.f.)  Qualité (n.f.)  Réfléchir (v.)  Ressources

To worry Just, justly, precisely Laboratory Proposition, suggestion Quality To think Human resources Retirement Specialized

humaines (
 Retraite (n.f.)  Spécialisé (adj.)

 Administration (n.f.) Administration

 Formation (n.f.)  Former (v.)  Général (adj.)  Incident (n.m.)  Ingénieur (n.m.)  Institut (n.m.)  Laïque (adj.)  Mélanger (v.)  Niveau (n.m.)  Obligatoire (adj.)  Pauvreté (n.f.)

To move forward, to progress Future  Avenir (n.m.) Stock exchange  Bourse (n.f.) 1. Executive 2. Frame  Cadre (n.m.) Notebook  Cahier (n.m.) To count  Compter (v.)  Connaissance (n.f.) Knowledge To cut  Couper (v.) To spend  Dépenser (v.) Difficulty  Difficulté (n.f.)
 Avancer (v.)

Cultural background, education To form, to shape, to train General Incident Engineer Institute Secular To mix Level Compulsory Poverty

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 Doctorat (n.m.)  Droit (n.m.)  Enseignement (n.m.)  Étape (n.f.)  Étudier (v.)  Exister (v.)  Extrait (n.m.)  Final (adj.)

Doctorate, PhD Law, right Education Stage, stop To study, to learn To exist Extract, excerpt Final

 Primaire (adj.)  Religion (n.f.)  Respecter (v.)  Réunir (v.)  Second (adj.)  Signe (n.m.)  Solution (n.f.)  Technicien (n.m.)

Primary Religion To respect To join together Second Sign, mark Solution Technician

 Ajouter (v.)  Ambulant (adj.)  Baguette (n.f.)  Capable (adj.)

To add Itinerant Baguette, stick, chopstick Capable, able

 Manquer (v.)  Mémoire (n.f.)  Observer (v.)  Personnel (n.m.)  Plante (n.f.)  Produire (v.)  Ramener (v.)  Se renseigner (v.)  Réparateur (n.m.)  Salé (adj.)  Société (n.f.)  Suffire (v.)  Téléviseur (n.m.)  Vitamine (n.f.)

To miss, to lack, to be short of, to fail Memory To watch, to observe Workforce, staff, personnel Plant To produce To bring back To make enquiries Repairer Salted Society, company To be enough Television, TV set Vitamin

 Commercial (adj.) Commercial  Commercialisation Marketing

 Commercialiser (v.)  Diriger (v.)  Emploi (n.m.)  S’ennuyer (v.)  Fabrication (n.f)  Financier (adj.)  Garde (n.m.)  Gardien (n.m)  Lieu (n.m.)

To market To manage Job, employment To be bored Production, manufacture, made in... Financial Guard Guard Place

 Marque (n.f.)

Brand, mark

 Séduisant (adj.)

Attractive, seductive

 Armoire (n.m.)  Cosmétique (n.m.)  Couramment  Disponible (adj.)  Entretien (n.m.)  Étonner (v.)  Exact (adj.)  Exemple (n.m.)

Wardrobe Cosmetic Fluently, common Available 1. Maintenance 2. Interview To amaze, to surprise Exact, correct, accurate Example

 Expérience (n.f.)  Franchement  Horreur (n.f.)  Nul (adj.)  Plaire (v.)  Plutôt  Responsable (n.m.)  Sexy (adj.)

Experience Frankly, honestly Horror Null, nil, hopeless, rubbish To be attractive Rather Person in charge Sexy

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« Veuillez agréer mes... »  Améliorer (v.)  Architecture (n.f.)  Bâtiment (n.m.)  Catégorie (n.f.)  Chômeur (n.m.)
 Domaine (n.m.)  Durée (n.f.)

 Agréer (v.)

Sincerely yours To improve Architecture Building Category Unemployed Domain, field Duration

 Médiathèque (n.f.)

Media library Minimum Half Engine, driving force Net, neat, clear Opportunity, chance, occasion Pole Fulfilment, achievement, realization (Salaried) employee Security Feeling Social Care Trade union

 Minimum (adj.)  Moitié (n.f.)  Moteur (n.m.)  Net (adj.)  Occasion (n.f.)  Pôle (n.m.)  Réalisation (n.f.)

Expression  Expression (n.f.)  Fonctionnaire (n.m.) Public service employee, civil servant To administer, to manage Strike  Grève (n.f.)  Impressionner (v.) To impress  Indépendant (adj.) independent Attached, enclosed  Joint (adj.)
 Gérer

 Salarié (n.m.)  Sécurité (n.f.)  Sentiment (n.m.)  Social (adj.)  Soin (n.m.)  Syndicat (n.m.)

To accuse, to blame, to charge  Alimentation (n.f.) Diet, food, food distribution To authorize, to allow  Autoriser (v.) Biscuit, cookie  Biscuit (n.m.) Cannon, gun  Canon (n.m. Bell  Cloche (n.f.) Anger, rage  Colère (n.f.) Covered, clouded  Couvert (adj.) 1. To forbid  Défendre (v.) 2. To defend  Distributeur (n.m.) Vending machine, dispenser To use, to employ  Employer (v.) Smoke  Fumée (n.f.) To keep, to look after  Garder (v.) To put on weight  Grossir (v.)
 Accuser (v.)

 Imiter (v.)  Juge (n.m.)  Local (adj.)  Mère (n.f.)  Mur (n.m.)  Outil (n.m.)  Peindre (v.)  Portrait (n.m.)  Pourtant  Procès (n.m.)  Récréation (n.f.)  Règle (n.f.)  Transformer (v.)  Vache (n.f)

To imitate, to copy, to mimic Judge Local Mother Wall Tool To paint Portrait Yet, even so Trial, lawsuit Playtime Rule To transform Cow

 Élection (n.f.)  Gramme (n.m.)  Insécurité (n.f)  Municipal (adj.)  Peser (v.)

Election Gramme, gram Insecurity Municipal To weigh

 Poids (n.m.)  Policier (n.m.)  Recruter (v.)  Seulement  Voter (v.)

Weight Policeman To recruit Only To vote

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 Piste (n.f.)

Track, trail

Authorization, permission  Extraordinaire (adj.) Extraordinary, amazing
 Autorisation (n.f.)  Hirondelle (n.f.)  Loger (v.)  Parfumerie (n.f.)

 Prototype (n.m.)  Reportage (n.m.)  Révolution (n.f.)  Secteur (n.m.)

Prototype Report, reporting, reportage Revolution Sector

Swallow To live at, to stay at perfumery

To administer, to manage Candidate  Candidat (n.m.)  Communiste (adj.) Communist Deputy, M.P.  Député (n.m.) To divide  Diviser (v.) Education  Éducation (n.f.) To elect  Élire (v.) Finance  Finance (n.f.)  Gouvernement (n.m.) Government List  Liste (n.f.) Law, rule  Loi (n.f.) Majority  Majorité (n.f.) Minister  Ministre (n.m.)
 Administrer (v.)

 Outre-mer  Parti (n.m.)  Pouvoir (n.m.)  Préfet (n.m.)  Président (n.m.)  Présidentiel (n.m)  Province (n.f.)  Regrouper (v.)  Socialiste (adj.)  Succéder (v.)  Union (n.f.)  Voix (n.f)

Overseas Party Power Prefect president Presidential Province, country To bring together Socialist To succeed Union Vote, voice

 Arrêt (n.m.)  Atelier (n.m.)  Automobile (n.f.)  Bourse (n.f.)  Chaîne (n.f.)  Chance (n.f.)  Débat (n.m.)

Stop, halt Workshop Automobile, car Stock exchange Chain, line Luck, chance Debate

 Interview (n.f.)  Météo (n.f.)  Meurtre (n.m.)  Moto (n.f.)  Mystère (n.m.)  Psychanalyste (n.m.)  Rapporter (v.)  Récent (adj.)  Scène (n.f.)  Sélection (n.f.)  Série (n.f.)  Sommaire (n.m.)  Suite (n.f.)  Télécommande (n.f.)  Zapper (v.)

 Dessin animé (n.m.) Cartoon Direct  Direct (adj.) 1. Direction 2.  Direction (n.f.)  Enquêter (v.)  Événement (n.m.)  Familier (adj.)  Fou (adj.)  Incompréhensible

Interview Weather forecast Murder Motorbike Mystery Psychoanalyst 1. To bring back 2. To yield 3. To report Recent Stage, scene Selection Series Summary Following, next Remote control To zap

management To investigate Event Familiar Crazy, mad, insane Incomprehensible Information, news

 Information (n.f.)

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 Comédien (n.m.)  Doucement

Comedian, actor Slowly, gently

 Rapidement


 Admirer (v.)  Arracher (v.)  Article (n.m.)  Baobab (n.m.)  Branche (n.f.)  Commencement (n.m.)  Descendre (v.)  Dieu (n.m.)  À l’envers  Escalier (n.m.)  Étonner (v.)  Feuille (n.f.)  Fleur (n.f.)  Formidable (adj.)  Fort (adj.)

To admire To root out, to tear out, to snatch Article, item Baobab Branch Beginning To go down, to come down God Upside down, in reverse Stairs To astonish, to amaze Sheet, leaf Flower Great, wonderful Strong

 Honneur (n.m.)  Invention (n.f.)  Lever (v.)  Orgueilleux (adj.)  Plantation (n.f.)  Planter (v.)  Plateau (n.m.)  Producteur (n.m.)  Punir (v.)  Racine (n.f.)  Sentir (v.)  Sourire (v.)  Toast (n.m.)  Vers

Honour Invention To raise, to lift Proud, arrogant Planting To plant Tray Producer To punish Root To smell, to feel To smile Toast 1. Towards 2. Around

 Avoir lieu (v.)  Apprécier (v.)  Baisse (n.f.)  Cœur (n.m.)  Comparer (v.)  Condamner (v.)  Copie (n.f.)  Culture (n.f.)  Déclaration (n.f.)  Ensuite  Essentiel (adj.)  Féminin (adj.)  Généreux (adj.)  Gouverneur (n.m.)  Humour (n.f.)  Informer (v.)  Inondation (n.f.)

To happen, to take place, to occur To estimate, to appreciate Drop, fall, decline Heart To compare To condemn, to sentence Copy Culture Declaration, statement Then Essential Feminine, female Generous Governor Humour To inform Flood

 Intérêt (n.m.)  Nombreux (adj.)  Page (n.f.)  Participant (n.m.)  Préciser (v.)  Présent (adj.)  Récemment  Record (n.m.)  Règlement (n.m.)  Sauf  Simplicité (n.f.)  Tissu (n.m.)  Titre (n.m.)  Se trouver (v.)  Valoir (v.)  Vers (poésie) (n.m.)

Interest Numerous Page participant To specify, to make clear present Recently Record Regulation, rules Except, save, apart from, unless Simplicity Tissue, fabric, cloth Title To be located, to be found To be worth, to cost Verse

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 Aise (à l’) (expr.)  Auditif (adj.)  Bagage (n.m.)  Baisser (v.)  Balbutier (v.)  Construction (n.f.)  Dépendant (adj.)  Emporter (v.)  Explication (n.f.)  Illuminer (v.)  Jeter (se) (à l’eau)

(To feel) at ease Auditory, hearing Baggage, luggage To lower, to fade, to decline To babble, to stammer Construction, building Dependent To take away, to carry away Explanation To light up To leap (into the water) The following day

 Maximum (n.m.)  Même  Orthographe (n.f.)  Proche (adj. /n.)  Réfléchi (adj.)  Renseigner (v.)  Reporter (n.m.)  Retenir (v.)  Sonore (adj.)  Spontané (adj.)  Test (n.m.)  Traduction (n.f.)

Maximum Same, even Spelling, orthography Near, nearby, close to Well thought-out To give information to To postpone To hold back, to retain Loud, sound Spontaneous Test Translation

(v.)  Lendemain (n.m.)

 Leçon (n.m.)


 Promettre (v.)

To promise

 Au fait (expr.)  Barbecue (n.m.)  Boulot (n.m.)  Cheminée (n.f.)  Courant (au-de) (expr.)  Double (adj.)  Galerie (n.f.)

By the way Barbecue Work Chimney, mantelpiece Well-informed Double Gallery

 Gîte (n.m.)  Informatique (n.f.)  Marchand (adj.)  Obliger (v.)  Pantacourt (n.m.)  Remarquer (v.)  Tenue (n.f.)

Room, home Information technology Shopping, commercial To oblige, to force Capri pants To notice Dress, appearance

 Accepter (v.)  Accorder (v.)  Agence (n.f.)  Agence

To accept, to agree To grant, to give Agency Marriage bureau Farmer Elsewhere Except, apart, aside To go deeper In advance Single, bachelor Field Consideration, esteem To contact, to get in touch with Cordially, kindly

 Former (se) (v.)  Fuser (v.)  Grâce à  Immigration (n.f.)  Intention (n.f.)  Internaute (n.)  Lancer (v.)  Numérique (adj.)  Occuper (un lieu) (v.)  Permettre (v.)  Positif (adj.)  Renaître (v.)  Respectueux (adj.)  Salutation (n.f.)

To form, to learn To jet, to fly Thanks to Immigration Intention Net surfer To throw Digital, numerical To occupy To allow Positive To come back to life Respectful Regards

matrimoniale (n.f.)
 Agriculteur (n.m.)  Ailleurs  À part (expr.)  Approfondir (v.)  Avance (par) (expr.)  Célibataire (n.)  Champ (n.m.)  Considération (n.f.)  Contacter (v.)  Cordialement

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 Côté (n.m.)  Dehors (adv.)  Dévoué (adj.)  Discuter (v.)  Distinguer (v.)

Side Outside Devoted, faithful To discuss To distinguish

 Semblable (adj.)  Sincère (adj.)  Square (n.m.)  Veuf (n.m.)

Alike Sincere Square Widower

 Accent (n.m.)  Ancrer (v.)  Attirer (v.)  Attraction (n.f.)  Avoir lieu (v.)  Bal (n.m.)  Bataille (n.f.)  Celtique (adj.)  Chêne (n.m.)  Cor (n.m.)  Courir (v.)  Couronne (n.f.)  Course (n.f.)  Défilé (n.m.)  Déguiser (v.)  Dégustation (n.f.)  Discussion (n.f.)  Fédéral (adj.)  Fest-noz (n.m.)  Fléchette (n.f.)  Foire (n.f.)

Accent To anchor To attract Attraction To happen, to take place, to occur Ball, dance Fight, battle Celtic Oak 1. Corn 2. Horn To run Crown Race Parade, march 1. To dress up 2. To mask Tasting Discussion Federal Breton festival Dart Fair

 Folklore (n.m.)  Importer (v.)  Jet (n.m.)  Lancer (v.)  Lutte (n.f.)  Majeur (adj.)  Manège (n.m.)  Maquiller (v.)  Masque (n.m.)  Orchestre (n.m.)  Province (n.f.)  Rater (v.)  Renouveau (n.m.)  Rire (v.)  Sans doute  Spectaculaire (adj.)  Stade (n.m.)  Succès (n.m.)  Taureau (n.m.)  Vainqueur (n.m.)  Vallée (n.f.)

Folklore To import 1. Throw 2. jet To throw Struggle, fight Major Merry-go-round To make up, to disguise Mask Orchestra Province To miss, to fail Revival To laugh 1. Most probably 2. undoubtedly Spectacular Stadium, stage Success Bull Winner Valley

 Canoë (n.m.)


 Rivière (n.f.)


 Cuillère (n.f.)  Déconcentrer (v.)  Désagréable (adj.)  Faire plaisir (v.)  Fin (adj.)  Moche (adj.)  Particulier (adj.)  Recette (n.f.)

Spoon To distract, to devolve, to dilute Disagreeable To please Thin, fine, subtle, delicate Ugly Particular, private Recipe

 Résister (v.)  Retrouvaille (  Sauce (n.f.)  Secret (n.m.)  Servir (v.)  Tranche (n.f.)  Truffe (n.f.)  Valoir (mieux) (v.)

To resist, to withstand Reunion Sauce Secret To serve, to be used (as, for...) Slice Truffle To be worth

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 Ail (n.m.)  Amande (n.f.)  Amer (adj.)  Armistice (n.m)  Arroser (v.)  Bol (n.m.)  Bouillir (v.)  Bouteille (n.f)  Calendrier (n.m.)  Canard (n.m.)  Carafe (n.f.)  Casserole (n.f.)

Garlic Almond Bitter Armistice To water, to drink Bowl To boil Bottle Calendar Duck Carafe Saucepan To heat up, to warm Pressure cooker To stick Commemoration Basket Knife To cook Cooking, baking To cut, to carve Residence To have at one's disposal Emotion, feeling Spice 1. To wipe 2. to endure To spread Bean Foie gras Stride Fork Fresh Raspberry To fry Pancake To inflate, to swell Drop

 Huile (n.f.)  Huître (n.f.)  Ingrédient (n.m.)  Laurier (n.m.)  Lumière (n.f.)  Moule (n.f.)  Moutarde (n.f.)  Muguet (n.m.)  Nappe (n.f.)  Oie (n.f.)  Oignon (n.m.)  Parcours (n.m.)

 Chauffer (v.)  Cocotte-minute

 Pâte (n.f)  Percer (v.)  Persil (n.m.)  Piquer (v.)  Placer (v.)  Poêle (n.f.)  Poivre (n.m.)  Poivrer (v.)  Poudre (n.f.)  Poule (n.f)  Retirer (v.)  Réveillon (n.m.)  Saladier (n.m.)  Saupoudrer (v.)  Seau (n.m.)  Sec (adj.)  Sel (n.m.)  Serviette (n.f.)  Talent (n.m.)  Tasse (n.f.)  Thym (n.m.)  Trou (n.m.)  Verser (v.)  Victoire (n.f.)  Vinaigre (n.m.)

Oil Oyster Ingredient Laurel Light Mussel Mustard Lily of the valley Tablecloth Goose Onion 1. Route 2. career, (school) record Pasta To pierce Parsley To prick To place, to put Frying pan Pepper To pepper Powder Chicken (hen) To remove, to take off Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve (Salad) bowl To dust, to sprinkle Bucket Dry Salt Napkin, towel Talent, skill Cup Thyme Hole To pour Victory Vinegar

 Coller (v.)  Commémoration

 Corbeille (n.f)  Couteau (n.m)  Cuire (v.)  Cuisson (n.f.)  Découper (v.)  Demeure (n.f.)  Disposer (v.)  Émotion (n.f.)  Épice (n.f.)  Essuyer (v.)  Étaler (v.)  Fève (n.f.)  Foie gras (n.m.)  Foulée (n.f.)  Fourchette (n.f.)  Frais (adj.)  Framboise (n.f.)  Frire (v.)  Galette (n.f.)  Gonfler (v.)  Goutte (n.f)

 Assurer (v.)  Bien (n.m.)  Cap (n.m.)  Chercheur (n.m.)  Cheval (n.m.)

To assure Well, good, right Cape Researcher Horse

 Jury (n.m.)  Mémoriser (v.)  Originaire (adj.)  Presse (n.f.)  Pulvériser (v.)

Jury To memorise To originate from Press To pulverise, to spray, to smash

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 Clé (n.f.)  Destin (n.m.)  Équivalent (n.m.)  Gain (n.m.)  Garde-robe (n.f.)  Haras (n.m.)  Influencer (v.)  Insolite (adj.)  Invisible (adj.)

Key Destiny Equivalent Gain, profit Wardrobe Stud farm To influence Unusual Invisible

 Quand même  Réciter (v.)  Recruter (v.)  Rêve (n.m.)  Sociologue (n.m.)  Somme (n.f.)  Superbe  Table d’hôte (n.f.)

Even though, all the same To recite To recruit Dream Sociologist Sum, amount Superb Fixed full course meal

 Accompagner (v.)  Amener (v.)  Pilote (n.m.)

To go with, to accompany To bring Pilot To push

 Raccompagner (v.)  Rallye (n.m.)  Reculer (v.)

 Pousser (v.)

 Sponsor (n.m.)

To walk, take or drive somebody back Rally To move back, to postpone, to lose ground Sponsor

 Antiquaire (n.m.)  Autodidacte (adj.)  Carnivore (adj.)  Crocodile (n.m.)  Dedans  Dégonfler (v.)  Dessus (au-de)

Antique dealer Self-educated Carnivorous Crocodile Inside To deflate Above, over it, on it

 Gonflé (adj.)  Hésitation (n.f.)  Montgolfière (n.f.)  Reine (n.f.)  Scrabble (n.m.)  Serpent (n.m.)

Puffed-up, inconsiderate Hesitation Hot-air balloon Queen Scrabble Snake

 Abstrait (adj.)  Âne (n.m.)  Applaudir (v.)  Art (n.m.)  Artistique (adj.)  Atterrissage (n.m.)  Attraper (v.)  Blague (n.f.)  Caricature (n.f.)  Chou (n.m.)  Coloriste (n.m.)  Comique (adj.)  Défaut (n.m.)  Descendant (n.m.)  Douanier (n.m.)  Entourage (n.m.)  Exploiter (v.)  Exposer (v.)  Frapper (v.)  Huissier (n.m.)  Humoriste (n.m.)

Abstract Donkey, ass, idiot To applaud Art Artistic Landing To catch Joke Caricature Cabbage Colourist Comical Defect, flaw, lack Descendant Customs officer Entourage To exploit To exhibit, to display To hit, to strike 1. Bailiff 2. Usher Humorist

 Ignorance (n.f.)  Ironie (n.f.)  Moquer (v.)  Mouvement (n.m.)  Néfaste (adj.)  Période (n.f.)  Personnalité (n.f.)  Phare (n.m.)  Pinceau (n.m.)  Plaisanter (v.)  Posséder (v.)  Queue (n.f.)  Regard (n.m.)  Révéler (v.)  Taquiner (v.)  Terminal (n.m.)  Terminer (v.)  Toile (n.f.)  Tragédie (n.f.)  Tremper (v.)

Ignorance Irony To mock Movement Noxious, harmful Period Personality Lighthouse, beacon Brush To joke To possess, to own, to have Tail, rear, queue Glance, look To reveal To tease Terminal To finish Web, canvas, cloth Tragedy To soak

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 Ambition (n.f.)  Annuaire (n.m.)  Autorisation (n.f.)  Blouse (n.f.)  Carton (n.m.)  Casque (n.m.)  Clandestin (adj.)  Comportement

Ambition Phone book, yearbook Authorization, permit Overall, blouse Cardboard Helmet Illegal Behaviour Understanding, comprehension Cord, string, cordon Creativity, creativeness Cook Curiosity Elegance Balance, equilibrium Gaiety, cheerfulness Generosity Grey

 Honnêteté (n.f.)  Intolérance (n.f.)  Jouet (n.m.)  Langage (n.m.)  Maillot (n.m.)  Ordre (n.m.)  Parole (n.f.)  Passéisme (n.m.)  Pessimisme (n.m.)  Pratique (adj.)  Rayon (n.m.)  Réflexion (n.f.)  Rejeter (v.)  Rose (adj.)  Sociable (adj.)  Spontanéité (adj.)  Tapis (n.m.)  Timidité (n.f.)

 Compréhension

Honesty Intolerance Toy Language Bathing trunks, swimming costume Order Speech Backward-looking attitude Pessimism Practical, convenient, handy Ray, beam, radius, shelf, department Thought, remark, reflection To reject, to refuse Pink Sociable Spontaneity Carpet Shyness

(n.f.)  Cordon (n.m.)
 Créativité (n.f.)  Cuisinier (n.m.)  Curiosité (n.f.)  Élégance (n.f.)  Équilibre (n.m.)  Gaité (n.f.)  Générosité (n.f.)  Gris (adj.)

 Affirmer (v.)

To assert

 Cause (à-de)  Exploration (n.f.)  Explorer (v.)  Grotte (n.f.)  Pénible (adj.)

Because Exploration To explore Cave Painful, tiresome

 Perdre (se) (v.)  Salir (v.)  Spéléologie (n.f.)  Surprise (n.f.)

To lose To (make) dirty, to soil Speleology Surprise

To board, to approach, to tackle So, as, that way  Ainsi To chat  Bavarder (v.) Bouquet, bunch  Bouquet (n.m.)  Chère (bonne) (n.f.) To eat well Complement, remainder,  Complément additional On the other hand  Contre (par) Cover, blanket  Couverture (n.f.)
 Aborder (v.)  Désorganiser (v.)

 Manière (n.f.)  Manifeste (adj.)  Naturellement  Revanche (en-)  Soigneusement  Store (n.m.)  Sujet (n.m.)  Taire (v.)  Tas (n.m.)

Way, manner Obvious Naturally Revenge Carefully Blind, shade Subject To conceal, to say nothing about Pile, lots of

To disorganize

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Firmly  Fermement  Hors-d’œuvre (n.m.) Starter Impolite, rude  Impoli (adj.)
 Indiscret (adj.)  Instantanément  Intervenir (v.)  Légume (n.m.)

 Tas (un- de)  Témoignage (n.m.)  Transmettre (v.)  Valeur (n.f.)  Volet (n.m.)  Volontiers

Indiscreet, inquisitive Instantly To intervene Vegetable

A lot of Testimony To transmit, to pass on, to hand over Value Shutter 1. Willingly 2. With pleasure

 Au-delà  Aventurier (n.m.)  Arriver à (v.)  Bout (n.m.)  Cabane (n.f.)

Beyond Adventurer To succeed, to reach, to come to A bit of, the end, a bit of Hut

 Inventaire (n.m.)  Libérer (v.)  Mât (n.m.)  Médiatique (adj.)  Objectif (n.m.)  Observation (n.f.)  Ouvrage (n.m.)  Péninsule (n.f.)  Peuplé (adj.)  Planète (n.f.)  Polaire (adj.)  Probablement  Rame (n.f.)  Rejoindre (v.)  Risque (n.f.)  Rocheux (adj.)  Sauter (v.)  Scientifique (n.m.)  Solitaire (adj.)  Témoigner (v.)

Inventory To free, to release Mast Media library Objective, goal, aim, target Observation Work Peninsula Populated Planet Polar Probably 1. Oar 2. Underground train To join Risk, hazard Rocky To jump, to leap Scientist Lonely, solitary To testify, to give evidence Attempt To attempt, to tempt Mark, trace Sled, sleigh, sledge Trapper Only, solely, exclusively Sail Wilful, voluntary, volunteer Will

Circle  Cercle (n.m.)  Collaborateur (n.m.) Associate, contributor,
 Courant (n.m.)  Crabe (n.m.)  Crustacé (n.m.)  Décourager (v.)  Dépasser (v.)  Dramatique (adj.)  Dresser (v.)  Échec (n.m.)  Échouer (v.)  Encourir (v.)  Énergique (adj.)  Enlever (v.)  Essai (n.m.)  Expédition (n.f.)  Faillir (v.)  Fauve (n.m.)  Fiction (n.f.)  Filmer (v.)  Flore (n.f.)  Îlot (n.m.)  Inconscient (adj.)  Indiquer (v.)

collaborator Current, trend Crab Crustacean, seafood Discourage To overtake, to surpass Appalling, dramatic To erect, to raise, to put up, to tame Failure To fail To incur Energetic To remove, to take off Test, trial

Expedition  Tentative (n.f.) To nearly... on the verge  Tenter (v.) of... Big cat  Trace (n.f.) Fiction  Traineau (n.m.) To film  Trappeur (n.m.) Flora  Uniquement Islet Unaware To point, to indicate
 Voile (n.f.)  Volontaire (adj.)  Volonté (n.f.)

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Anguished  Angoissé (adj.) Stupid  Bête (adj.)  Débrouiller (se) (v.) To manage to Crazy, mad  Dingue (n.m.) Electricity  Électricité (n.f.) To move away  Éloigner (s’) (v.) Test  Épreuve (n.f.) To worry  Faire (s’en) (v.)

 Fenêtre (n.f.)  Garage (n.m.)  Inquiet (adj.)  Mécanique (n.f.)  Panique (n.f.)  Port (n.m.)  Rassurer (v.)  Vraiment

Window Garage Anxious, worried Mechanics Panic Port To reassure Really

To announce  Annoncer (v.) To beat, to defeat  Battre (v.) Celebrity  Célébrité (n.f.)  Championnat (n.m.) Championship  Compétition (n.f.) Competition  Concurrent (n.m.) Competitor Contingent, quota  Contingent (n.m.) Cyclist  Cycliste (n.m.) To date  Dater (v.) To declare  Déclarer (v.) To distribute  Distribuer (v.) Drug use  Dopage (n.m.) Sport number worn by a  Dossard (n.m.)
 Édition (n.f.)  Élancer (s’) (v.)

Presence To foresee, to forecast, to plan, to anticipate, to expect Entirely, completely Main, principal  Entièrement  Principal (adj.) Around, about Platform, quay,  Environ  Quai (n.m.) embankment Horse riding To go up, to go back  Équitation (n.f.)  Remonter (v.) up Favourite Bank, shore  Favori (n.m.)  Rive (n.f.) To be among, to appear  Téléspectateur (n.m.) T.V. viewer  Figurer (v.) (on a list) Ton, tonne Jogging  Footing (n.m.)  Tonne (n.f.) Tournament  Hippodrome (n.m.) Racecourse  Tournoi (n.m.) Most of To trace, to draw  La plupart  Tracer (v.) Widely, greatly Violence  Largement  Violence (n.f.)  Malhonnêteté (n.f.) Dishonesty
 Présence (n.f.)  Prévoir (v.)

competitor Publishing, edition To rush, to dash

 Marathon (n.m.)  Marquer (v.)  Match (n.m.)  Média (n.m.)  Mener (v.)  Minceur (n.f.)  Nation (n.f.)  Organisateur (n.m.)  Parmi  Patinage  Planche (n.f.)  Plongée (n.f.)  Pratiquer (v.)

Marathon To mark Match Media To lead Thinness, slimness Nation Organizer Among Skating Board Diving To practise, to do

 Accrocher (v.)  Ampoule (n.f.)  Appareil (n.m.)  Aspirateur (n.m.)  Baignoire (n.f.)

To hang Bulb, phial, blister Machine, device, apparatus Vacuum cleaner Bathtub

 Lave-vaisselle (n.m.) Dishwasher Detergent  Lessive (n.f.) Washing, linen, items  Linge (n.m.)  Lit (n.m.)  Ménage (n.m.)

of laundry Bed Cleaning, housework,

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 Bouton (n.m.)  Bricolage (n.m.)  Bricoleur (n.m.)  Complémentaire

Button Do-it-yourself D.I.Y. D.I.Y. man, handyman Complementary To sew 1. Knife, fork and spoon 2. place setting To clear away, to rid Hard, harsh, tough Equality Interview, discussion, maintenance To peel To hang out, to stretch out, to spread out Sink Oven Ideal To impose Inside, interior Kit Washbasin, washbowl Washing machine

 Meuble (n.m.)  Miroir (n.m.)  Nettoyer (v.)  Poubelle (n.f.)  Poussière (n.f.)  Ranger (v.)  Rare (adj.)  Réfrigérateur (n.m.)  Repassage (n.m.)  Repasser (v.)  Résoudre (v.)  Sale (adj.)  Sol (n.m.)  Sondage (n.m.)  Surgelé (n.m.)  Tâche (n.f.)  Tirer (v.)  Vaisselle (n.f.)  Vider (v.)

household Furniture Mirror To clean Dustbin Dust To tidy, to put away Rare Fridge, refrigerator Ironing To iron To solve, to resolve Dirty, filthy, nasty Ground, floor, soil Poll, survey Frozen food Task, job, mission To pull The dishes To empty

(adj.)  Coudre (v.)  Couvert (n.m.)
 Débarrasser (v.)  Dur (adj.)  Égalité (n.f.)  Entretien (n.m.)  Éplucher (v.)  Étendre (v.)  Évier (n.m.)  Four (n.m.)  Idéal (adj.)  Imposer (v.)  Intérieur (n.m.)  Kit (n.m.)  Lavabo (n.m.)  Lave-linge (n.m.)

 Appartenir (v.)  Aucun  Banc (n.m.)

To belong to None Bench, seat

 N’importe …  Saluer (v.)

Any... (it doesn't matter) To greet, to say hello to

 Avertir (v.)  Colocataire (n.m.)  Compter sur (v.)  Confiance (n.m.)  Domicile (n.m.)  Fier à (se) (v.)

To warn Co-tenant To rely on, to count on Confidence, trust Place of residence, home, address To trust

 Locataire (n.)  Méfier (se-de) (v.)  Réparation (n.f.)  Sentir (v.)  Tout à l’heure

Tenant, lodger To distrust Repairing To smell, to feel Later, earlier, in a while

Alimentary, (of, for) food  Alimentaire (adj.) Rainbow  Arc-en-ciel (n.m.) Candidature, candidacy  Candidature (n.f.) Career  Carrière (n.f.) Should this happen  Cas échéant To cohabit  Cohabiter (v.)  Conformisme (n.m.) Conformity,
 Contenter (se) (v.)

conventionality To make do with

 Licencier (v.)  Limiter (v.)  Manuel (n.m.)  Mentir (v.)  Modèle (n.m.)  Montant (n.m.)  Perfectible (adj.)  Pharmacien (n.m.)  Pourvoir (v.)  Précarité (n.f.)

To fire, to dismiss To limit Manual, textbook To lie Model Amount, sum Perfectible Pharmacist, chemist, druggist To provide, to equip Precariousness

To fear  Craindre (v.)  Délocalisation (n.f.) Off shoring

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 Dégouter (v.)  Déplacer (se) (v.)  Dépourvu (adj.)  Efforcer de (s’) (v.)  Élite (n.f.)  Embauche (n.f.)  Estimer (v.)  Étiquette (n.f.)  Examiner (v.)  Fusion (n.f.)  Injustice (n.f.)  Innovation (n.f.)  Insatisfait (adj.)

To drip To move, to travel Lacking in To endeavour to do, to try one's best to Elite Hiring To estimate Label To examine Fusion, melting Injustice Innovation Unsatisfied

 Qualifié (adj.)  Réconcilier (se) (v.)  Requérir (v.)  Restructuration (n.f.)  Revenu (n.m.)  Satisfait (adj.)  Sécurité (n.f.)  Souhait (n.m.)  Spécialiste (adj.)  Synonyme (n.m.)  Système (n.m.)  Usine (n.f.)  Vedette (n.f.)

Qualified, skilled To reconcile To require Restructuring, reorganisation Income Satisfied Security Wish Specialist Synonymous System Factory, plant Celebrity, star

Lying on  Allongé (adj.) Aluminium  Aluminium (n.m.) Silver, money  Argent (n.m.) Broom  Balai (n.m.) Concrete  Béton (n.m.) Wood  Bois (n.m.) Brick  Brique (n.f.)  Brosse à dents (n.f.) Toothbrush Desk  Bureau (meuble) (n.m.) Coffee maker, coffeepot  Cafetière (n.f.) Sofa, settee  Canapé (n.m.) Square  Carré (n.m.) Centimetre  Centimètre (n.m.) Hi-fi system  Chaîne hi-fi (n.f) Chair  Chaise (n.f) Champion  Champion (n.m.) Bedside  Chevet (n.m.) Chest of drawers  Commode (n.f.)  Congélateur (n.m.) Freezer Cotton  Coton (n.m.) Duvet  Couette (n.f.) Cushion  Coussin (n.m.) Cube  Cube (n.m.) Leather  Cuir (n.m.) Gas cooker  Cuisinière à gaz (n.f.)
 Cuivre (n.m.)  Diamant (n.m.)  Dimension (n.f.)  Drap (n.m.)  Embarrasser (v.)  Enchère (n.f.)  Étagère (n.f.)

 Fer (n.m.)  Gant (n.m.)  Halogène (adj.)  Hauteur (n.f.)  Illustration (n.f.)  Laine (n.f.)  Largeur (n.f.)  Longueur (n.f.)  Marbre (n.m.)  Marqueur (n.m.)  Matelas (n.m.)  Matière (n.f.)  Métal (n.m.)  Micro-ondes (n.m.)  Millimètre (n.m.)  Or (n.m.)  Oreiller (n.m.)  Pelle (n.f.)  Plastique (n.m.)  Plomb (n.m.)  Porcelaine (n.f.)  Précieux (adj.)  Recouvrir (v.)  Rectangle (n.m.)  Recueil (n.m.)  Rideau (n.m.)  Robot (n.m.)  Savon (n.m.)  Textile (n.m.)  Traversin(n.m.)  Triangle (n.m)  Velours (n.m.)

Iron Glove Halogenous, halogen Height Illustration Wool Width Length Marble Marker Mattress Matter, material Metal Microwave Millimetre Gold Pillow Shovel, spade, dustpan Plastic Lead China, porcelain Precious To cover, to re-cover Rectangle Collection Curtain Robot Soap Textile Bolster Triangle Velvet

Copper Diamond Size, dimension Sheet To embarrass Auction Shelf

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 Collier (n.m.)


 Avertir (v.)  Billetterie (n.f.)  Cabaret (n.f.)  Compter (sur) (v.)

To warn Ticket office Cabaret To rely, to count

 Consulter (v.)  Fric (n.m.)  Réparation (n.f.)  Taper (v.)

To consult, to check Money Repair, repairing To knock, bang, slam, beat, type, clap, hit, slap ...

 Abonnement (n.m.) Subscription, season

ticket Shelter  Abri (n.m.) Benefit, welfare,  Allocation (n.f.) allowance  Approvisionner (v.) To supply To press, to push  Appuyer (v.) Gross, raw, rough  Brut (adj.) To calculate  Calculer (v.) Notebook, book  Carnet (n.m.)
 Charge (n.f.)  Chauffeur (n.m.)  Clavier (n.m.)  Clôturer (v.)  Comparer (v.)  Confidentiel (adj.)

 Mobile (adj.)  Obtenir (v.)  Opération (n.f.)  Ouvreuse (n.f.)  Plombier (n.m.)  Pourboire (n.m.)  Pourcentage (n.m.)  Prélèvement (n.m.)  Recharger (v.)  Reçu (n.m.)  Récupérer (v.)  Relevé (de compte)  Remise (n.f.)  Renouvellement

Moving, removable To obtain Operation Usherette Plumber Tip Percentage Withdrawal, debit, sample To reload, to refill, to recharge Receipt To get back, to save, to recover (Monthly) statement Discount Renewal Withdrawal Sales Tax Property tax Button, key To touch Wages Payment Label, sticker, tax disc Transfer

Charge, burden, responsibility, load Driver Keyboard To enclose, to fence To compare Confidential overdrawn To spend To put down, to deposit Deposit, warehouse To desire, to want, to wish To save In principle, in theory Ticket office (Income) tax To insert

 Découvert (à) (n.m.) Without cover,  Dépenser (v.)  Déposer (v.)  Dépôt (n.m.)  Désirer (v.)  Économiser (v.)  En principe  Guichet (n.m.)  Impôt (n.m.)  Insérer (v.)

 Retrait (n.m.)  Solde (n.m.)  Taxe (n.f.)  Taxe foncière (n.f.)  Touche (n.f.)  Toucher (v.)  Traitement (salaire)

 Versement (n.m.)  Vignette (n.f.)  Virement (n.m.)

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To act  Agir (v.)  Archéologue (n.m.) Archaeologist Artisan, craftsman  Artisan (n.m.) Attaché  Attaché (n.m.)  Bibliothécaire (n.m.) Librarian Butcher  Boucher (n.m.) Baker  Boulanger (n.m.) Building site, roadworks  Chantier (n.m.) To click  Cliquer (v.)  Commerçant (n.m.) Shop, shopkeeper  Concepteur (n.m.) Designer Consultant  Consultant (n.m.)
 Diplomate (n.m.)  Économiste (n.m.)  Efficace (adj.)  Entraîner (v.)  Entreprenant (adj.)  Environnement

Diplomat Economist Efficient To drag, to sweep along Enterprising Environment

Grocery shop Garage manager, mechanic Honest  Honnête (adj.) Gardener  Jardinier (n.m.) Mason  Maçon (n.m.) Marketing  Marketing (n.m.) Joiner  Menuisier (n.m.) Soldier  Militaire (n.m.) Way, means  Moyen (n.m.) Multimedia  Multimédia (n.m.) Pastrycook  Pâtissier (n.m.) To profit, to take  Profiter (v.) advantage  Psychologue (n.f./m.) Psychologist Jigsaw puzzle  Puzzle (n.m.) Restaurant  Restaurant (n.m.) Sociologist  Sociologue (n.m.) Designer, stylist  Styliste (n.m.) Down-to-earth  Terre à terre (adj.)
 Épicier (n.m.)  Garagiste (n.m.)


 Officier (n.m.)  Malgré

Officer In spite of

 Malheureusement  Tellement

Unfortunately ... so much ...

Wing  Aile (n.f.)  Ambassadeur (n.m.) Ambassador
 Avouer (v.)  Batterie (n.f.)  Bêtise (n.f.)  Bloquer (v.)  Communication  Constat (n.m.)  Deviner (v.)  Embêter (v.)

 Enfoncer (v.)  Faire exprès (v.)  Jurer (v.)  Maladresse (n.f.)  Ministère (n.m.)  Reprocher (v.)  Tarder (v.)  Tournée (n.f.)  Valoir la peine (v.)

To admit, to confess Battery, drums Stupidity To block, to freeze Communication Report To guess To bother


To drive in, to sink in To do something on purpose To swear Blunder, clumsiness Ministry To reproach, to blame To be a long time coming Round, tour To be worth

 Accélérer (v.)  Angle (n.m.)  Assurance (n.f.)  Bénéficier (v.)  Cambrioler (v.)

To accelerate, to speed up Angle, corner Assurance, confidence, insurance To benefit To burgle

 Freiner (v.)  Garer (v.)  Heurter (v.)  Incendie (n.m.)  Matériel (adj.)

To slow down, to brake To park To hit, to strike Fire, blaze Material

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 Causer (v.)  Ci-joint  Conducteur (n.m.)  Constater (v.)  Contribution (n.f.)  Corporel (adj.)  Couvrir (v.)  Croiser (v.)  Dégât (n.m.)  Démarrer (v.)  Doubler (v.)  Endommager (v.)

1. To cause 2. to chat, to  Maternité (n.f.) talk Attached, enclosed  Pare-brise (n.m.) Driver  Permis de conduire (n.m.) To notice  Renverser (v.) Contribution Corporal, physical, bodily To cover To meet, to cross Damage To start up 1. to double 2. to overtake To damage
 Rouler (v.)  Serrure (n.f.)  Souscrire (v.)  Stationner (v.)  Véhicule (n.m.)  Vieillesse (n.f.)  Violemment  Vol (n.m.)

Maternity Windscreen, windshield Driving licence To knock down, to reverse, to spill To roll, to drive The lock To subscribe To park Vehicle Old age Violently 1. Robbery 2. flight

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