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Salaire

salary or just wages or pay in general.

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sale

- dirty. Saler means to salt.

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vente or solde

noun, sale

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scène

stage as well as all senses of scene.

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scientifique

adjective, scientific, or a noun, scientist.

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methodique, scientifique

scientific

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scrutin

ballot, poll, election

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un examen minutieux/rigoureux, un regard insistant

scrutiny

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secret

secret, the French word can mean reserved or reticent: Il est secret - He is reserved.

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sécurité

safety as well as security.

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une caution or guarantie in addition to la sécurité.

security

12

seize

sixteen

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saisir

to seize, ] take hold of suddenly and forcibly

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sensible

sensitive or even nervous, as in pas recommandé aux sensibles - not recommended for people of a nervous disposition.

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sensé, raisonnable, sage.

sensible

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sentir

to smell or feel.

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siège

a seat or chair, although it can also mean a siege.

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signe

a sign in sign language, a gesture, an omen, a sign of the zodiac, or a symbol. It can also mean a mark or feature, as in signes particuliers - distinguishing marks or features.

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un panneau or une enseigne, respectively.

st. store sign

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signer

marker or bookmark.

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sceau or un cachet. A signet ring = une chevalière

a small seal, esp. one set in a ring, used instead of or with a signature to give authentication to an official document.

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simple

plain, one-way (as in a street or a plane ticket), or singles (as in tennis).

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sinistre

true cognate as an adjective, but as a noun it refers to a catastrophe, disaster, or accident.

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sinistre, funeste, or menaçant.

sinister

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sinistré

noun - disaster victim and an adjective - disaster-stricken.

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situation

situation, it can refer to location or position.

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situation or conjoncture.

situation

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social

n addition to the English sense, it often refers to the world of industrial or labor relations: partenaires sociaux - management and labor.

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société

society or to a company.

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la solde

sale, financial balance,

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le solde

pay

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sole

fish or hearth, une sole

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la semelle

sole of a shoe

34

seul or unique.

sole, qua adj

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sort

one's lot in life, fate, or a magical spell.

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une sorte, un genre, une espèce, une marque.

sort

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classer, trier, or séparer.

to sort

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source

to source, it can refer to a spring (source of water).

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souvenir

verb "to remember" as well as a noun for memory, recollection, and remembrance, souvenir (noun: keepsake, momento)

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spécial

special, it can mean strange: Elle est très spéciale - She is very peculiar.

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spectacle

any sort of exhibition: un spectacle de danse - a dance performance or to something that others can watch: le spectacle de la rue - the bustle on the street.

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sportif

something related to sports: un journal sportif - a sports magazine or someone who is fond of sports: un homme sportif - an athletic man.

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folâtre, badin.

playful or merry

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stable

stable, steady, or unmoving.