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un/une dépositairedepository/possessor/guardian
enivrerto intoxicate
sans rancuneno hard/ill feelings
une injureaffront/offense
un packet depile/mass of
épurerto purify/refine/purge
raffoler deto be mad/wild/crazy about
faroucheshy/timid
déparerto spoil/disfigure/mar
folâtreplayful/frolicsome/lively/sprightly
lestenimble/agile
s’emparer deto seize/grab hold of
la complaisancekindness/accommodating attitude
la félicitébliss
égayerto brighten up/cheer up/enliven
retrancherto take away/subtract/remove/cut off
fougueux/-eusefiery
manderto command/summon
mander qqch à qqnto send/convey news of sth to sb/ to inform sb of sth
un laquaislackey/footman
un fiancrecab/carriage/hackney
un déshabillénégligé
galant(e)courteous/flirtatious/amorous/racy
l’empressement (m)attentiveness/willingness/over-zealousness
un bosquetcopse/grove
scellerto seal (pact/friendship)
un recueilbook/collection/anthology
décontenancerto disconcert
le sermentoath
le dépitpique/(great) vexation
se serrer le cœurto feel a pang of anguish
préluderto warm up (music)
exprèsspecially/on purpose/deliberately/intentionally
se dispenser deto avoid/get out of
à mesure que (le temps passe)as (time goes by)
un friponknave/rascal/rogue
le gagepledge/secuirty/guarantee/proof
se couler (dans/à travers)to slip (into/through)
un buissonbush
exaucerto fulfil/grant/answer (e.g. a prayer/wish)
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un prônesermon
faire le panégyrique de qqnto extol sb’s merits
enhardirto make bolder
le braconnierpoacher
une veilléeevening gathering/meeting/spent in company
calomnierto slander/libel/malign
sous les auspices(mpl) de qqnunder the patronage/auspices of sb
potelé(e)plump/chubby
la maladresseclumsiness/awkwardness/tactlessness
un brouillonrough copy/draft
se soucier deto care about
une contrariétéannoyance/vexation
courroucé(e)wrathful/incensed
un calomniateurslanderer/libeller
un pédantpretentious person
un aiguillonsting/thorn/spur/stimulus
filoucrook
l’étourderie (f)absentmindedness/a blunder
le désœuvrementidleness
laserto chatter/prattle/chat away
une cloisonpartition(wall)/barrier
renchérirto go further/go one better
une mégèreshrew (woman – insult)
augurerto gather/understand/foresee
tarirto run dry/dry up
entonnerto break into song
un cachettablet/stamp/seal/style
se dépêcherto hurry
babillerto chatter/babble/prattle
une bagatellesmall thing/trinket/knick-knack/trifle
un bergershepherd
le persiflagemockery
la besognework/job
être sur les épinesto be on tenter hooks
un raccommodementreconciliation
parierto bet/wager
un naufragewreck/wrecking/ruin
le courrouxire/wrath (litter.)
le procédéprocess/behaviour/conduct
se défier deto mistrust/distrust
ensevelirto bury/shroud/hide
tutélaireprotecting
s’effaroucher deto shy at/take fright at/be shocked / upset by
la lassitudeweariness
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la médisancemalicious gossip/scandal
sellerto saddle
borderto cold shoulder
seconderto assist/aid/help
les nues (fpm)the clouds/the skies (litter./old-fash.)
le rabâchageboring repetition/going over and over/rehash
faire tète à l’orageto weather the storm
un augureomen
écloreto hatch/take form/appear
s’écoulerto seep/ooze out / to disappear/melt away
le cobbleheight/depths
étalerto spread/stagger/parade/flaunt/show off
une duègneduenna
voltageflighty/fickle/inconstant
(le) empireempire/influence/authority/control
hérissé(e)standing on end (hair) /bristling/bristly
effréné(e)rampant
récuserto challenge/object to/ to deny/refute
la supercherietrick/trickery
la rouillerust
le tracasbother/upset (litter.)
un evêquebishop
la saillieprojection/witticism
le surlendemaintwo days later
esquiverto evade/dodge/elude/shirk
maudireto curse
la parurecostume/finery/livery
balbutierto stammer/babble
attachant(e)captivating/endearing
imprescriptibleinalienable (e.g. a right)
une harangueharangue (lengthy and aggressive speech) / tirade
un contretempshitch/cimplication
renouer aver qqnto take up with sb again
épancherto give vent to/to vent/pour forth
éperdumentfrantically/desperately/passionately/madly
avilirto degrade/debase/demean
entraînant(e)stirring/rousing/brisk/lively
un dérèglementdisturbance/upset/dissoluteness (of morals)
à Dieu ne plaise !God forbid !
redoubtableformidable/fearsomwe/dreadful/difficult
un cortègeprocession/retinue/cortège
recacheterto reseal
subalternesubordinate/subsidiary/junior
les ressorts (mal)inner workings/motivations (litter.)
la déconvenuedisappointment
un capuchonhood
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