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1

abusif

incorrect, illegal, unauthorised, excessive - NOT abusive, which is "injurieux"

2

acte

incorrect, illegal, unauthorised, excessive - NOT abusive, which is "injurieux"

3

actuel

present(-day) NOT actual

4

affecter, l'affectation

present(-day) NOT actual

5

l'agenda

a diary in the sense of what has to be done NOT agenda which is l'ordre du jour. diary as in thoughts thought is "le journal"

6

l'agglomération

an urban, built up area

7

l'application

diligence, NOT an application which is "la candidature"

8

arabe

in the use of "le téléphone arabe" for the grapevine

9

arguer, argument

as in putting forward an argument but not a quarrel, which is une dispute,une querelle

10

arrêter

to stop or to arrest, but also to decide upon or to fix in administrative contexts

11

assigner

as well as to assign, means to summon someone to court as a defendant or witness. une assignation is a summons

12

assumer

not assume in the sense of suppose, but to take on

13

assurer

as in English to assure and insure (une police d'assurance contre la grele) but also to provide

14

auditeur

a listener

15

avis

view, position, but also official announcement

16

la barge

a flat-bottomed military landing craft NOT a barge which is "une péniche"

17

le bombardement

bombing as well as shelling

18

le box

as in "le box des accusés". but note that the witness box is "la barre des témoins". Un box also means a lock up garage, but a box in a theatre is "une loge"

19

la bribe

not a bribe, but a fragment of music or conversation

20

le calendrier

not just a calendar but a schedule of times by when things have to be done

21

caractérisé

well marked, definite NOT characterised

22

le carton

cardboard or cardboard box

23

casser

to break but also to quash

24

cautionner

to guarantee, NOT to caution

25

la chemise

not just a shirt, but also a folder for holding papers

26

collectif

used frequently where English has the term public, like public expenditure or so

27

le commando

a group or unit of soldiers, NOT a soldier trained for dangerous operations

28

communal

belonging to the smallest unit of local gov. in France, NOT communal

29

la compétence

not just competence, but also having the authority to decide something

30

constater

to note

31

décliner

not just to decline (an invitation or a verb), but also to state your identity (décliner son identité)

32

décomposer

to break down a problem or difficulty into its constituent parts

33

défendre

to defend or to forbid depending on the context

34

déposer

to depose but to also make a statement: faire une déposition

35

le député

not a deputy but an MP

36

désigner

to appoint, NOT design which is dessiner

37

desservir

to do someone a disservice or to clear the table

38

la destitution

dismissal, NOT destitution which is la misère or le dénuement

39

disposer

to have at one's disposal (DE), NOT to dispose of which is se débarasser de, or to dispose of someone being exécuter

40

la disposition

provisions

41

une évidence

not evidence (la preuve, le témoignage, une déposition) but that which is evident or goes without saying

42

le forfait

an inclusive contract, NOT a forfeit in a game which is "un gage". Hence the expression: "un voyage a' prix forfaitaire" for a package holiday

43

formel

strictly, categorically

44

le formulaire

a form to fill in

45

gracier

to pardon

46

le greffe

the Clerk's Office in a court of law

47

la greffe

a graft by a gardener or transplanter

48

habiliter

to give official authorisation

49

l'habitation

publicly provided low rent accommodation

50

honoraire

not honorary in the senseof unpaid, but retired and authorised to retain a title

51

le huissier

usher, but also a court official responsible for delivering summons

52

l'impression

as in English, but also une faute d'impression is a printing error

53

inculper

to bring a formal charge against

54

l'injure

not an injury (la blessure) but an insult

55

instamment

not instantly (tout de suite) but urgently

56

intéresser

not only to interest but also to concern

57

interroger

not always to interrogate but sometimes better rendered by to question

58

inutile

unnecessary as well as useless

59

la licence

not a driving licence, but either a university degree, an import licence, membership of a sports federation

60

liquider

note liguider une pension - to determine when someone retires, also the winding up of a firm after bankcruptcy