Balzac La Femme Sans Coeur

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taquin

teasing

un bordereau

ticket

un huissier

bailiff

frayer

to open up

factice

artificial

une coterie

set

rapetisser

to shrink

effaroucher

to frighten

avilier

to debase

espiègle

mischevious

une moulure

moulding

un escadron

squadron

crotté

muddy

fluet

thin

des hardes

rags

un fiacre

cab

une enfilade

series

chatouiller

to tickle

hâve

gaunt

abasourdi

stunned

le verglas

black ice

éclabousser

to splash

un présage

omen

émousser

to wane

les décombres

rubble

la proxnète

procurer

saccadé

jerky

le câlin

affection

une entrave

hindrance

troquer

to swap

s'avilir

to demean oneself

l'écorce

bark of a tree

mutin

mischievous

un canif

penknife

la lorgnette

opera glasses

une saillie

serving

fredonner

to hum

égratigner

to scratch

athée

atheist

l'ouïe

hearing

une fiole

flask

le tapage

noise

le carosse

horse-drawn coach

un baîllement

yawn

épars

scattered

un briquet

cigarette lighter

trépigner

to stamp one's feet

un entonnoir

funnel

le bûcher

funeral pyre

l'échéance

expiry

griffonner

to scribble

une sauterelle

grasshopper

la fange

mire

un rentier

person of independent means

un canaille

crook

un cor

horn

leste

nimble

ruer

to kick out

se ruer

to pounce on

juteux

juicy

un parterre

flowerbed

le lambris

panelling

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