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Glossary of Advanced French Vocabulary 2

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bribe
a fragment of a conversation
évantail
a hand fan
sursis
a reprieve
ânerie
a stupidity
itou
also (quécois)
sempiternellement
always the same thing
abruti
an idiot
factice
artificial, imitation
affriolant
attractive, appealing
poupon
baby
bachelière
bachellor
débander
bad erection
batracien
batrachian
barbu
bearded
nombril
belly button, navel
morsure
bite, dog bite
énergumène
bizarre person
vessie
bladder
brin
blade, twig
empâté
bloated, fleshy
estompé
blurred, soft
échouer
boat wreck, to wreck a project
boulon
bolt
caïd
boss, big chief
jarnigoine
brains, intelligence
reluisant
bright, shinny
allégrement
briskly, joyfully
airain
bronze
ébouillanter
burn with boiling water
buisson
bushes
gabarit
caliber
cierge
candle stick
plâtre
cast, plaster
chenille
caterpillar
châtiment
chastisement, corporal punishment
placoter
chat, converse
gratteux
cheap, stingy
cerisier
cherry tree
varicelle
chickenpox
mousseline
chiffon
clope
cigarette
mâchefer
clinker, cinders
cadran
clock face, dial
pavé
cobblestone
falot
colorless
rubrique
column
boussole
compass
aveu
confession
effaré
confused, alarmed
véreux
corrupt
ouaté
cotton, safety
convoitise
coveting, desire
exiguë
cramped, exigious
hurluberlu
crank, crazy person
dingue
crazy, nuts
cramoisi
crimson
corbeau
crowing
miette
crumb
béquille
crutch
bouclé
curly
noiraud
dark, swarthy person
dard
dart
aurore
dawn, daybreak
fulgurant
dazzling, flashing
trépas
dealth
fourbe
deceitful
dédier
dedicate
divagation
delusion, rambling
exigence
demand, requirement
anéantir
destroy
bousillé
destroyed
s'adonner
devote to
déconfit
disappointed
étalage
display, show window
cuvette
ditch
fossé
ditch
ausculté
doctor with a stethescope
seuil
doorstep, threshold
embrasure
doorway
fagoté
dressed-up
pansement
dressing, bandage
dégoulinant
dripping
ébriété
drunk
archarnement
elbow-greese, hard work
braise
ember
écarquiller
eyes wide open
lubie
fad, hairbrained idea
fée
fairy
bolide
fast car, meteor
dodue
fat, chubby
fatidique
fateful
accablant
fatiguing, oppressive, overwhelming
fauve
fawn-colored, rust-colored
bougre
fellow, chap
brebis
female sheep
comblé
filled in, vover-joyed
aboutir
finish, end
entame
first slice, first card
fiole
flask, mug
fugace
fleeting, quick
braguette
fly, flies
charpente
frame
chouette
fun, a nice person, owl
délirant
funny, delireous
galère
galley, buisness
attroupé
gather together in a group
cucul
gay, effeminant, tasteless
engrenage
gears, gearing, chain
serre
glasshouse, claw, talon
maussade
glum
potinage
gossip
potin
gossip, noise
goulûment
greedily
gémissement
groan, moan
abîme
gulf, chasm
caniveau
gutter
demeuré
half-witted
tracasserie
harassment
carapace
hard shell
coriace
hard, tough
attelage
harness
arpent
harpoon
moisson
harvest
pontage
heart bypass surgery
canicule
heatwave
troupeau
herd
aloi
honest, respectable
marelle
hopscotch
cornu
horned
crin
horse hair
épris
in love
jadis
in times past
engouement
infatuation
anodin
insignificant
illico
instantly
saccadé
jerky
besogne
job, work
soubresaut
jolt
môme
kid
loustic
kid, villain, funny guy
ménisque
knee ligament
insouciance
lack of concern
atterrisage
landing
clapoti
lapping (water)
mélèze
larch tree
attardé
late
fainéant
lazy, idle
gambade
leap (faire la)
terne
lifeless, colorless
fardeau
load, burden
larguer les amarres
loosen the mooring
paumé
lost, bewildered
désarroi
lost, confused
égaré
lost, stray
appât
lure, bait
giser
lying down
acajou
mahogony
crinière
mane, mane of hair
épandage
manure spreading
maint
many
guimauve
marsh mallow
pote
mate, buddy
dédale
maze, criss-crossing roads
rougeole
measles
émerillon
Merlin
gamelle
mess kit
pétrin
mess, jam
espiègle
mischevous
moisi
moldy
biais
moyen, crookeed
bourbeux
muddy
bariolé
multi-colored, gaudy
nombrilisme
navel gazing
goulot
neck (boire au…)
sapristi
nice word for shit, crap!
avenant
nice, agreeable
chevet
night stand
baliverne
nonsense, balderdash
fouineur
nosey, prying
calepin
notebook
nocif
noxious, harmful
tacot
old rattletrap, banger
bée
open-mouthed, flabergasted
lièvre
pacemaker, do several things at once
meute
pack, large group
bourré
packed, stuffed
affolé
panicked
galet
pebble
songeur
pensive
pioche
pickax
tatillons
picky
ficelle
piece of string, stripe
épingle
pin
auriculaire
pinky
embûche
pitfall, trap
piètre
poor, mediocre
vérole
pox
saugrenu
preposterous, ludicrous
barème
price list, fee table
souci
problems, concerns
cortège
procession
cuirasse
protection against…; armor
olibrius
queer customer or fellow
racaille
rabble, riffraff
râteau
rake, comb
frondeur
rebellious
rocaille
rocky terrain
côtoyer
rub shoulders with, flirt with, have contact
échantillon
sample
narquois
sardonic, mocking
repu
sated, full
grivoiserie
saucy expression, juicy story
échafaudage
scaffolding
écaillé
scaled (fish)
épar
scattered
cartable
school bag
cinglé
screwy
écornifleur
scrounger
astiquer
scrub
vergogne
shameless (sans)
tôle
sheet metal
naufragé
shipwrecked
abasourdi
shocked, dizzy
crampons
shoe spikes (golf)
tamis
sieve, sifter
dalle
slab
pétasse
slut
garce
slut, bitch
sournois
sly, shifty
felluette
small, weak (fluette)
mouchard
sneak, fink, informer
assoupir
snooze
museau
snout
soluté
solution
commère
someone sneaky, gossip
greffé
someone who has had a heart transplant
apatride
someone without a country
brûnatre
somewhat brown
vivoté
somewhat living
acariâtre
sour, cantankerous
épagneul
spaniel
étincelle
spark
pétillant
sparkling
échine
spine
hargne
spiteful anger
barbotine
splashing about
éclabousser
splatter
millepertuis
St. John`s Wort
amorce
start

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