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the compulsion

la compulsion

Stop pumping up his ego like that.
- to pump up

Arrête de lui gonfler l'ego de même.
- gonfler
- (le) ego

Did you know she was up to her ears in drugs?
lit: in drug over her ears
- over

Savais-tu qu'elle était dans la drogue par-dessus les oreilles?
- par-dessus

the outlaw

(le) hors-la-loi

His reputation, tarnished by an acrimonious divorce, had been restored.

Sa réputation, ternie par un divorce acrimonieux, avait été redorée.

He was found guilty.

Il a été reconnu coupable.



timid (not "timide")


the radish
the radishes

le radis
les radis

behind closed doors

à huis clos

the mess, the trouble

le pétrin

the cloud

le nuage

the court (legal), the yard

la cour (2)

He presided over the meeting.
- to preside

Il a présidé à la réunion.
- présider

Daphne is watering her tomatoes.
- to water

Daphne arrose ses tomates.
- arroser

the hitman

le tueur à gages

the preambule

la préambule

We were finally able to realize our project.
alt: to make our project a reality

Nous avons enfin pu concrétiser notre projet.
alt: réaliser

the advance

(la) avancée

The waitress: You want the hard or the soft.

La serveuse: Tu veux de la dure ou bien de la molle.



I blow out the candle.
- to blow (out)

Je souffle la chandelle.
- souffler

the denigration

le dénigrement



the palpable unease

le malaise palpable

Can I sit anywhere?
- to sit

Puis-je m'asseoir n'importe où?
- s'asseoir
m'assieds t'assieds s'assied
nous asseyons vous asseyez
m'assiérai ...
m'asseyais ...
je me suis assis

the lizard

le lézard

the screwdriver

le tournevis

elected by acclamation

élu par acclamation