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1

fatherland

la patrie

(patrimony, matrimony, get married to your fatherland)

2

upcoming elections

les elections anticipées

3

elect someone in universal suffrage

elire qqn au suffrage universel

4

ballot, balloting

le scrutin

5

pass a law

voter une loi

6

freedom of religion

la liberte du culte

(freedom to belong to a cult)

7

self-determination

l'autodetermination

8

abstain (from voting)

s'abstenir

9

constituency

une conscription (electorale)

(conscript all the voters in your constituency and they won't vote for you)

10

parliamentary pay

l'indemnite parlementaire

11

dismiss

renvoyer

(messanger dismissed, sent back to where he came from)

12

minister of Justice

le/la Garde de Sceaux

(minister of justive, death, guards the waters of the Stix with his scythe)

13

carry out a cabinet reshuffle

proceder a un remaniement ministeriel

(reshuffle all the ministers' hands)

14

tax authorities

le fisc

15

tax somebody

imposer qqn

(taxed for being an impostor)

16

join

se rallier a

17

neo-Gaullist party

le RPR

18

party of centrist middle clases

l'UDF

19

police station

le commissariat

20

confess

passer aux aveux

(i confees to you that i tried to sell avon to eux)

21

a charge

une inculpation

22

dismissal of a charge

le non-lieu

23

give evidence for/against

déposer en faveur de/contre qqn

(I de-positioned myself to come give evidence at this trial)

24

self-defence

la légitime défense

25

imprisonment for life

la reclusion a perpetuite

26

institute preliminary procedures

mettre qqn en examen

(initiate an investigation for bringing a mouse into an exam)

27

police custody

la garde a vue

(guarding you where they can see you)

28

house search

une perquisition

(inquisition searches your house 5 times a week)

29

piece of evidence

une pièce a conviction

30

blackmail someone

faire chanter qqn

(blackmail someone with a tape of them singing)

31

blackmailer

un maitre-chanteur

32

management

le patronat

33

unauthorized strike

une greve sauvage

(savage slaves staged an unauthorized strike)

34

meet

se reunir

35

union member

un adherent

36

employees and employers

les partenaires sociaux

37

to protest

contester

38

call for a strike

lancer un ordre de grève

39

walkout

un debrayage

(a herd of braying donkeys stages a walkout from the barn)

40

walk out

debrayer

(walk out braying donkey)

41

strikebreaker

un briseur de greve

42

French-born child of maghrebins

un beur, beurette

43

rise up against

se soulever contre

44

arms race

la course aux armements

45

conscript

un conscrit

46

professional army

l'armee de metier

47

navy

la marine

48

submarine

un sous-marin

49

aircraft carrier

un porte-avions

50

emerge as victor

sortir vainqueur de

51

senior years

le 3eme age

52

make a fortune

faire fortune

53

the disadvantaged

les desherites

(son disadvantaged because he didn't inherit anything)

54

economically disadvantaged

economiquement faible

55

social gap

la fracture sociale

56

give aid to someone

porter secours a qqn

57

be at the top of

etre en tete de

58

fade into the background

passer au second plan

59

similiar

semblable

60

funny

drole (after noun)

61

strange

drole (before noun)

62

unless

a moins que + subj + lit ne

63

stumble, trip

buter

(trip on butter)

64

put a deep root in someone

plonger en qqn une racine que ne peut jamais etre arrachee

65

border

la frontiere

66

jangle, clicking, rattle

un cliquetis

(that clicking, tis coming from the rattling chain)

67

reckless, careless, lifeless

le inconscient

68

stockpile, store (energy)

emmagasiner

(stockpile emmas in a magasin)

69

devoid, empty

denue

70

to store

entreposer

(store self-abosrbement between posers)

71

with the result that

de sorte que

(I sorted my clothes with the result that my cupboard is clean)

72

pillow

un coussin

(made a pillow with my cousin's hair)

73

concealing, hiding

l'occulation

(hiding your occult leanings)

74

overshadow, obscure

occulter

(the fact that you worship the occult is more important to me than the fact that you're a priest)

75

seize, take over, possess

s'emparer

(take over a pair of emma's)

76

weave

se tisser

( weave a carpet out of tissues)

77

saint-like, legendary

hagiographique

(this old hag is a legendary geographer)

78

bolt, lock

un verrou

(where can I fing a glass lock)

79

to surface, become noticable, come to light

se faire jour

80

fall in the birthrate

la denatalite

81

deterioration, degeneration

la degenerescence

82

nursing (adj)

allaitant

(aunt lysa was a bit late in stopping nursing)

83

stanza

la strophe

84

era, age

un ere

85

get out of limbo, come out of nowhere

sortir des limbes

86

from the cradle to the grave

de berceau a tombeau

87

become acquiainted with, meet

faire connaissance avec

88

picteresque

pittoresque

89

be on the crossroads of

etre au carrefour de

90

in advance, prior to

au prealable

91

le colloque

seminar, symposium

(seminar about using colloquial language)

92

obsolete, null

caduc

(a cat in inside a duck is an obsolete point to this argument)

93

to not mention, ignore, not address

passer qqch sous silence

94

glider,hover, float/be high

planer

95

bring before, refer

deferer

96

direct (towards), steer

aiguiller

97

whiff, puff, rush (of)

une bouffee

98

ant

une fourmi

(four ants sing for me)

99

sowing (seeds)

les semailles

(sam sowing seeds from the wings of his plane)

100

baldness

la calvitie

(a calvity forming in your head along with baldness)

101

pillow

l'oreiller

(put your ears on the pillow)

102

bluster, storm

faire rage

103

old hand, veteran, old ace at smth

un briscard

(old ace in the brisbane card game)

104

dash forward, shoot up

s'elancer

(dash forward onto a lance, soul shoots up to the sky)

105

to dash off

partir a bride

(bride dashes off straight after the wedding)

106

fault

un defaut

107

armour

la cuirasse

(racist got cooked in his armour)

108

taken aback

décontenancé

(taken about by de count's decision to marry nancy)

109

crest (bird)

une aigrette

(gretta - i has a bird crest)

110

region, area, land

la contree

(count owns all the trees in this region)

111

ardour, zeal, fire, spirit

la fougue

(the fou man said with ardour - foog u)

112

to idolize

idolâtre

113

wavy

ondule

(two hondas battle in a wave pool duel)

114

beardless

imberbe

115

red-faced

rougeaud

(red-faced because got eau'd)

116

benevolent

bienveillant

117

to accept the evidence

se rendre a l'evidence

118

claim to, reclaim

se réclamer de qch

119

smooth, hairless, clean-shaven

glabre

120

foot soldier

le fantassin

121

link up, connect, bind (book)

relier

122

shaft, pole, rod

le timon

123

untie, undo

dénouer

124

here an now, stright away

sur-le-champ

125

attack

assailir

126

breach, brake, gap

une brèche

127

line uup, pull over, side with

se ranger

128

chasten, scourge

chatier

129

pilgramige

pèlerinage

130

bold, daring

hardi

131

stampede, disarray

la débandade

132

millenium

millénaire

133

simultaneous

entrefaite

134

tomb

la sépulture

135

steeped in, full of

pétri

136

dawn (verb), emerge

se faire jour

137

zeal

zèle

138

collar

le col

139

footpath

le sentier

140

meandering, winding

sinueux

141

it's very col

il fait un froid de loup

142

raft

radeau

143

exhausting

exténuant

144

worsen, turn ugly

s'envenimer

145

pierce, go through

tanspercer

146

bitterly

amèrement

147

conspiracy

une conjuration

148

fury

impétuosité

149

unchain

se dechainer

150

one who keeps or drives elephants

cornac

151

become even more stubborn

se buter

152

to come up against

buter contre

153

he's totally irresponsible

c'est un inconscient

154

be under lock and key

etre sous verrous

155

in declne

en pleine degenerescence

156

nurse, breast feed

allaiter

157

to bottle-feed

allaiter au biberon

158

the amusing thing about all that

la pittoresque dans tout cela

159

converse, discuss

colloquer

160

deciduous tree

arbre a feuilles caduques

161

to allow uncertainty to persist

laisser plainer le doute

162

second hand

aiguille des secondes

163

to clear a path

frayer le chemin

164

surge of pride

bouffée d'orgueil

165

to have a puff/drag

tirer une bouffee

166

labourious task

travail de fourmi

167

have pins and needles

avoir des fourmis dans les jambes

168

be going bald

avoir un debut de calvitie

169

to have free reign

avoir la bride sur le cou/lacher la bride sur qqn

170

chink in the armour

le defaut de la cuirasse de qqn

171

roll, ripple, sway

onduler

172

he can't hold a candle to.

il n'arrive pas a la cheville de

173

bombard with questions

assaillir de questions

174

white-collar worker

col blanc/bleu

175

muddy, garbage collector

boueux

176

mouthpiece, mouth (river)

l'embouchure

177

moistiness, sweatiness

la moiteur

178

mow, flatten

faucher

179

reprisal, retribution

represaille

180

bloody, bloodthirsty

sanguinaire

181

for good

pour de bon

182

gravier

gravel, pit

183

in an unyielding manner

inexorablement

184

unfathomable, immense

insondable

185

drum, drummer

le tambour

186

drinking session

la beuverie

187

squatting down

accroupi

188

beam (of light)

le fasceau

189

related to rain

pluviale

190

one who studies caves

spéléologue