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Items of vocabulary from Into the Forest by Jean Hegland

Scoff at sb/sth : mock/ se moquer. ~ : bouffer
Nibble : take small bites (~ at the turkey)/ˈnɪb(ə)l/
To pick up the pace :Accélérer la cadence, le rythme.
He tries to deflect (dɪˈflɛkt/) from sth he set his mind on.
Sewn.
/´səʊn/
Gasoline
/ˈɡasəliːn/
Gauge
/´ɡeɪdʒ/
Smolder
/ˈsməʊldə/
I can do things twice as fast as you can.
Existing for a long time : enduring memories
Wick : mèche de bougie. Sputter : crépiter (bougie).
Mesmerize
/ˈmɛzmərʌɪz/
Enthusiasm
/ɪnˈθjuːzɪaz(ə)m,ɛnˈθjuːzɪaz(ə)m/
Indigenous
/ɪnˈdɪdʒɪnəs/
Fretting over, about : se tourmenter, se tracasser
It wouldn’t make a scrap of difference. Cela ne ferait pas la moindre différence.  
Flipping through pages
How much is there to say?
Reminisce
ˌrɛmɪˈnɪs/
verb
Indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events. »they reminisced about their summers abroad »
Wait out. To wait until something unpleasant has ended:
I’d rather wait out the storm than drive home immediately.
Wholesome
/ˈhəʊls(ə)m/
Adjective. Conducive to or suggestive of good health and physical well-being. »the food is plentiful and very wholesome »
Roam
/rəʊm/Verb. Move about or travel aimlessly or unsystematically, especially over a wide area. »tigers once roamed over most of Asia »
Cinnamon
ˈsɪnəmən/
Noun. 
An aromatic spice made from the peeled, dried, and rolled bark of a SE Asian tree. »a teaspoon of ground cinnamon »
the tree which yields cinnamon.
Chore
tʃɔː/
Noun. Plural noun: chores. A routine task, especially a household one. »more people than ever before have someone to do their household chores for them »
Compelling
/kəmˈpɛlɪŋ/adjective. Evoking interest, attention, or admiration in a powerfully irresistible way. »his eyes were strangely compelling »

◦ not able to be refuted; inspiring conviction. »there is compelling evidence that the recession is ending »

◦ not able to be resisted; overwhelming. »the temptation to give up was compelling »
Loom  
    n (for weaving) métier à tisser
    vi.(=appear) [mountain, iceberg]  surgir  
→ As you get closer they loom above you like icebergs.      
   (=be imminent) [danger, crisis]  menacer [threat]  paraître imminent(e)    
→ The threat of renewed civil war looms ahead.      
To loom large  (=occupy sb’s thoughts)  être une préoccupation majeure  
→ the terrible problem of armed crime now looming large in our society    

Running short of sth or on sth/ running low on sth: not having much of sth left. There is no much of it left. [from Collinsdictionary.com]
Yearn
verb [ I ] UK ​ /jɜːn/ US ​ /jɝːn/
to wish very strongly, especially for something that you cannot have or something that is very difficult to have:
Despite his great commercial success he still yearns for critical approval.
[ + to infinitive ] Sometimes I just yearn to be alone.

Many sources including https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/

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