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machin, un truc

un truc; it means thingummyjig, whatsit, contraption, or whats-his-name.

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une machine or un appareil

a machine

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une revue or un périodique.

magazine

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as a noun = poste or courrier; as a verb = envoyer or expédier (par la poste), poster.

mail

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main

principal, premier, majeur, or essentiel.

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maîtriser

control, overcome, contain, or master.

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maîtriser, dompter, saisir, apprendre.

to master

8

un maître, un professeur, or une maîtrise

a master

9

méchanceté or malveillance

malice

10

malice

malice or simply mischievousnous or mischief.

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mandat

many different types of legal documents and powers: mandate, proxy, power of attorney, and warrant, as well as a money order.

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une crèche (religion) or une mangeoire (agriculture).

manger

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manifestation

manifestation, but is also commonly used in reference to a political demonstration or some kind of event.

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marche

walking, gait, a walk, march, running/working, progress, or a step or stair.

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une marche, un défilé, or une manifestation

march

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marmite

cooking pot or soup pot.

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marron

color, brown, and a food, chestnut.

18

bordeaux.

maroon

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une allumette

a match

20

méat

uncommon word meaning meatus or lacuna in anatomy (a body opening, passage, or cavity).

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mécanique

mechanical or machine-made.

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un mécanicien.

a mechanic

23

la médecine.

medication

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une réunion, une assemblée, or un meeting.

a meeting

25

mentor, maître spirituel

mentor

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pitié, indulgence, or miséricorde.

mercy

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simple, pur, seul, etc.

mere, only, simply

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messe

mass

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une pagaille, un fouillis, la saleté, or un gâchis.

a mess

30

Militant

militant or activist.

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mine

a person's expression, look, or appearance, as well as a coal or other mine.

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miser

to bet

33

un avare or un grippe-sou.

a miser

34

monnaie

currency, coin(age), or change.

35

morale

moral

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moral

morale

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morgue

pride or haughtiness as well as a morgue or mortuary

38

mousse

dessert and hair product, but it also means such diverse things as moss, lather, or foam - so it's very important to pay attention to the context! This includes the foam in beer or a bottle of champagne.

39

mouton

sheep or sheep meat

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napkin

a sanitary napkin: J'ai besoin d'un napkin - I need a sanitary napkin.

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une serviette

a napkin "J'ai besoin d'une serviette."

42

nature

nature, but is also an adjective that means plain, natural, or uninhibited.

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niche

niche or recess, it can refer to a kennel or doghouse.

44

note

note, it can refer to scholarly marks or grades or to a bill, check, or account.

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un mot

a short letter/note

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notion

conscious notion, as in "Je n'ai aucune notion de cela" - I have no notion about that. It can also mean elementary knowledge, such as "J'ai quelques notions d'arabe" - I know a smattering of Arabic.

47

idée

a notion

48

Oblitérer

to cancel
Cachet d'oblitération - postmark.

49

effacer, rayer

to obliterate -to wear down/erase or to cross out

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une occasion, un événement, or un motif.

an occasion

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une occasion

occasion, circumstance, opportunity, or second-hand purchase. Une chemise d'occasion = a second-hand or used shirt

52

mobile

motive

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occupé

occuper - to occupy in all senses of the word. It can also mean to employ or to keep busy: Mon travail m'occupe beaucoup - My work keeps me very busy.

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occuper, habiter, remplir.

to occupy

55

once

ounce

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une fois or jadis.

once

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opportunity

refers to timeliness or appropriateness: Nous discutons de l'opportunité d'aller à la plage - We're discussing the appropriateness of going to the beach (under the circumstances).

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C'est une occasion de te perfectionner en français.

leans toward favorable circumstances for a particular action or event and is translated by occasion: It's an opportunity to improve your French

that is, occasion is french for "Opportunity" in english

59

originel

means original in the sense of primeval - it's the adjecive for origins (e.g., original sin = le péché originel).

60

original, originel, premier, initial

original, new, first, one of a kind

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ostensible

obvious or conspicuous: Son indifférence est ostensible - Her indifference is conspicuous.

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Sa raison prétendu était de nous aider.

ostensible, purported

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ouverture

opening

64

pacifique

peaceful or peace-loving. When capitalized, it refers to the Pacific Ocean.

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pain

douleur, peine, souffrance.

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pair

a peer; as an adjective, pair means even: le côté pair de la rue - the even-numbers side of the street.

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oar, paddle, or propeller blade

pale

68

un pamphlet

a satire or lampoon.

69

une brochure

pamphlet

70

pan

piece, side, patch [of light], area, etc) - check a dictionary for the complete listing.

71

une casserole

a pan

72

parcelle

a bit or a fragment, or can refer to a parcel of land.

73

un colis or un paquet

a parcel

74

parent

any relative. It is also an adjective meaning related.

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parole

a word or speech in general.

76

parole d'honneur or liberté conditionnelle.

parole

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parti

a political party, an option or course of action (prendre un parti - to make a decision), or a match (as in he's a good match for you). It is also the past participle of partir. Partie (F) can mean a part (e.g., une partie du film - a part of the film), a field or subject, a game (e.g., une partie de cartes - a game of cards), or a party in a trial.

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une fête, soirée, or réception; un correspondant

party of fun

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un groupe/une équipe

party of people