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effacer

to erase

appartenant à

belonging to

surprendre

to surprise

le dédain

contempt, disdain, condescension

coller

to stick

cirer

to wax

les doigts plissés

fingers after being in warm water for a long time

effleuré

touched

les plis des draps

folds on the skin from lying on a pillow

serrer

to take (as in a hug)

mensuel

monthly

bouleversé

deeply moved, excited

battre la chamade

to beat wildly, very fast

ballotté

tossed, balanced, torn

l'ambiance

the environment

déclencher

to start, cause (as in accidents)

affreux

dreadful

assailler

to attack, to bother, to plague

s'effondrer

to break down

accablé

overwhelmed, overpowered

brûler un cierge

to burn a candle

résolu

decided, determined

le coup

the blow, the impact, the hit

recueillir

to collect, gather

les cendres

ashes

basculer

to topple over, tip, rock, change radically

boiter (boîte)

to limp (in parentheses, put 3rd person sing. form)

l'équestre

riding school, principal (dancer)

la déception

disappointment

le tabac

tobacco, smoke-shop

les entrailles

innards, guts

béni

blessed

le guérisseur

medecine man, healer

raté

failed, missed

espionner

to spy (on)

le carrelage

tiles, tiled floor

la retraite

retirement

repérer

to spot, locate

profond

deep, profound

briser

to break, shatter

la croûte

the crust

molletonné

made of or lined with fleece

se réfugier

to take refuge

survenir

to occur, arise

enfouir

to bury

la piste

trail, track, lead

se mêler

to mix, mingle, meddle with

le gamin

child, kid

écumé

scoured, searched, skimmed

la bagnole

familiar word for car

le chagrin

grief

la certitude

certainty

la belette

weasel

l'épicier

grocer

la noisette

hazelnut

le crétin

moron

saisir

to grab, hold, seize, understand, catch

le nid

bird's nest

gâteux

senile

la cabane

hut, shed

se décoller

to come off, burst

emmerder

to annoy, hassle

le recensement

census, inventory

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