French 411 semaine 4

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une tentative

an attempt

un écart

distance, gap

un échec

a failure

échouer

to fail

rejaillir

to splash, spurt back

un bouleversement

disruption, upheaval

tendu

tense, nervous

égayer

to enliven, brighten

la pudeur

sense of modesty, sense of propriety

un souci

a worry

l'artisanat

craft industry

rayer

to cross something out

ancrer

to anchor, to fix, to establish

s'incliner

to bow (sens figuré)

certes

admittedly

reconnaître

to admit

(other meanings too)

céder

to yield, give up

décevant

disappointing

décevoir

to disappoint

angoissé

anxious, nervous

une angoisse

anxiety

endolori

painful, sore, aching

le désarroi

disarray, confusion, distress

émouvoir

to touch (one's feelings)

un point de presse

a press briefing

la démission

resignation

le fief

territory, stronghold

mener

to guide, lead

intervenir

to step in, to interfere

une abrogation

repeal

démarrer

to start up, to get off the ground

la cote

rating, quoted value

un mandat

term or office

un fardeau

burden, load

un asile

refuge, sanctuary

palabrer

to discuss endlessly

rayonner

to radiate, to be an influence

un frisson

a shiver, shudder

la boue

mud

un sauveteur

a rescuer, lifesaver

survoler

to fly over

l'ampleur (f)

amplitude, scope, extent

étouffer

to stifle, to suppress

débloquer

to release, unjam, make available

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