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gris/grise (gree/greez) adj.
1. gray 2. dull, dreary, dismal 3. tipsy

Also:
grisâtre = grayish
grisaille = colorlessness, dullness, grayness
grisant(e) = exhilarating, intoxicating
une griserie = an intoxication
griser = to intoxicate

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Expressions:

les pensées grises = somber thoughts                                                l'eminence grise = the power behind the throne
en voir des grises = to endure great difficulties
être gris = to be tipsy
faire grise mine = to pull a long face, to not look pleased
faire grise mine à quelqu'un = to give someone a cool reception

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Citation du Jour:
Novembre est un beau mois. Mais il faut aimer le gris. Et l'oeil en saisir la lumière.

November is a nice month. But one must like gray. And the eye must grab at the light.
--Gilles Vigneault

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