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à, prép., To


abaisser, lower
abandonner, abandon
abcès, m.abscess
abjurer, give up, renounce
abolir, abolish, renounce
abondant, e, abundant
abonder, abound, have or produce in abundance
abord, m.,first. D'abord -, firstly
aborder, address, approach
abréger, shorten
absence, f., absence
absolument, absolutely
absorber, absorb
abstinence, f., abstinence
abuser, abuse, deceive


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académie, f., academy
accepter, accept
accès, m., access
acclamation, f., cheer, acclaim of a group of people
acclamer, cheer
accommoder, accommodate
accomplir, accomplish
accord, m., accord, harmony, agreement
accorder, grant
accoster, acost, approach someone to talk
accouder, push by the elbow
accrocher, hang on
accueil, m., home, reception
accueillir, welcome, receive
accusation, f., accuse, charge
accusé, e, accused
achat, m., a purchase, buy
acheter, to purchase
achever, complete
acquérir, acquire.
acquitter, to declare not guilty
acteur, m., actrice, f., actor, actress
action, f., action
actionnaire, n.,Shareholder


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adhérer, join, hold tight
adjuger, award (e.g. in justice)
admettre, admit
admirablement, beautifully
admirateur, -trice, admirer
admiration, f., admiration
admirer, admire
adopter, adopt, to take
adorateur, -trice, someone who adores, worshipper
adorer, to adore
adosser, lean back against
adresse, f., address
adresser, address/send to
adroit, e, adroit
advenir, happen, happen by accident
adversaire, m., adversary, competitor, enemy


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affaire, f., affair, business
affiche, f., poster
affirmer, confirm
affliger, afflict, cause distress/hurt
affront, m., afftront, insult
affubler, dress up
afin, conj. ou prép., in order to


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âge, m., age
âgé, e, old
agent, m., agent
agir, action, effect, do
agiter, shake
agneau, x, m., lamb
agrandir, make bigger, zoom in
agréable, pleasant, agreeable
agréer, accept


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aide, f., help
aider, help, assist
aigu, uë, acute, shapr, piercing
ailleurs, elsewhere D'--, in addition
aimable, friendly, kindly, lovable
aimablement, with kindness, friendliness
aimant, love
aimer, to love
aîné, e, elder
ainsi, thus
air, m., air. Prendre l'--, take the air (go for a walk)
air, m., appearance. Avoir l'-- de, seems like
aise, f., ease À son --,at ease
aisé, e, easy
aisément, easily


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ajouter, add, join


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alentours, m. pl., area, neighbourhood, nearby
Alger, Algiers, capital of Algeria
allemand, e, German
aller, go
allusion, f., hint, suggest something not talked about
alors, then
altérer, alter
Alternative, f., alternative
alterner, alternate
altesse, f., highness (title of honour)


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amabilité, f., kindness
amateur, m., amateur, fan
ambassadeur, m., ambassador
ambition, f., ambition, desire
ambulant, e, travelling
âme, f., soul
amende, f., fine (penalty)
amener, lead to
amèrement, bitterly
américain, e, American
Amérique, f., America
ami, e, friend
amiable, friendly
amical, e, aux, friendly
amicalement, in a friendly manner
amitié, f., friendship
amorce, f., bait, onset, beginning
amour, m., love
amoureusement, with love, lovingly
amoureux, euse, lovers
amphithéâtre, m., amphitheatre
amuser, amuse
amuseur, m., Entertainer


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an, m., year
ancêtre, m., ancestor
ancien, enne, ancient, old
âne, m., ass (donkey)
anéantissement, m., frustration, destruction
anecdote, f., anecdote
anecdotique, anecdotally
anglais, e, English
Angleterre, f., England
animal, aux, m., animal
année, f., year
annoncer, announce
antique, antique
antonyme, m., Antonym, (word which means the direct opposite to another)


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apercevoir, see, notice
aplatir, flatten, make flat
aplomb, m., aplomb
appareil, m., device
apparence, f., appearance
appartement, m., appartment
appartenir, belong to
appel, m., a call
appeler, call someone
appétit, m., appetite
applaudir, clap
application, f., application
appliquer, apply
apporter, bring
apprendre, learn
apprêter, prepare
apprivoiser, tame
approcher, approach
approuver, approve
appui, m., support
appuyer, to support
après, after
aprés-midi, f., Afternoon


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arbre, m., tree
ardeur, f., ardor
arène, f., arena
argent, m., money
arme, f., weapon
armée, f., army
arracher, pluck off, rip off
arranger, arrange
arrêter, stop
arrière, back, behind. -- -pensée, hidden thought
arrivée, f., arrival
arriver, arrive, happen
arroser, water (moisten with irrigation)
art, m., art
article, m., article
articuler, articulate
artificiel, elle, artificial
artificiellement, artificially


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aspect, m., aspect
assaillir, attack
assassiner, murder, assassinate
assemblée, f., meeting
asseoir, sit down
asservir, subjugate, subdue
assez, enough
assiette, f., plate
assister, help, attend to
assurance, f., insurance, confidence
assurer, make sure
astrologue, m., astrologer
astronome, m., Astronomer


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atelier, m., workshop
atlas, m.,atlas
attacher, attach
attaque, f., attack
attaquer, to attack
atteindre, reach
attendre, reach
attention, f., attention
attentivement, with attention,carefully
attirail, m., paraphernalia, unnecessary baggage
attirer, attract
attitude, f., attitude
attraper, trap,catch
attribuable, attributable
attribuer, attribute, allot, asign


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au, aux, to
auberge, f., inn, hotel
aubergiste, m., innkeeper
aucun, e, none
audace, f., daring
audacieux, euse, bold, audacious
auditeur, trice, person who listens, e.g. in an audience
auditoire, m., audience
augmenter, rise, increase
aujourd'hui, today
auparavant, previously
auprès, close to
auquel, which
aussi, also
aussitôt, once, at the same time
autant, however
auteur, m., author
autographe, m., autograph
automatiquement, automatically
autorisation, f., aauthorisation
autorité, f., authority
autre, another, other
autrefois, formerly, previously
autrement, otherwise
autrichien, enne, Austrian
autrui, pron. indéf., other
auxiliaire, auxiliary, someone who helps


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avaler, swallow
avance, f., advance
avancé, e, advanced
avancer, to advance
avant, prép., before
avantage, m., benefit, advantage
avantageux, euse, advantageous
avant-bras, m., forearm
avant-poste, m., outpost
avare, miser
avec,with
aventure, f., adventure
avertir, warn
avertissement, m., warning
aveugle, blind
avis, m., view, opinion
aviser, advise
avocat, m., Lawyer
avoir, have
avouer, confess, confirm


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