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63 terms

Amélie 1-6

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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