royaume domaine → public opinion plays a vital role in the political realm → the realm of politics = le domaine de la politique → it's not beyond the realms of possibility = c'est du domaine du possible.
1- réprimande, reproche → he had received a stern rebuke from his superiors ...
2- réprimander → to rebuke sb for sth = reprocher qch à qn. Ex: she often rebuked David for his authoritarian attitude to his clients.
→ to rebuke sb for doing sth = reprocher à qn d'avoir fait qch. Ex: he rebuked foreign governments for trying to force change through their aid policies.
téméraire « She was reckless and utterly without fear. »
with reckless abandon = avec témérité « I was on my dirt bike, barreling down a gravel road full speed with the reckless abandon that only a 13-year-old boy could have. »
rêne « She gripped the reins tightly. »
to give sb free rein = donner carte blanche à qn « The government gave free rein to the private sector in transport. »
to keep a tight rein on sth = exercer un contrôle strict sur qch « The Government is keeping a tight rein on public expenditure. »
to rein in = réfréner « He has had to rein in his enthusiasm. »« The government finally reined in inflation by sending interest rates soaring. »
implacable « the pressure now was relentless. The relentless heat of the desert. » (=la chaleur implacable du désert). [rain] continuel(le) [person, enemy, pursuit] implacable (=never giving up) « He was relentless in his pursuit of quality »« He was the most relentless enemy I have ever known »
to be rife [corruption, disease] = sévir, aller bon train « Unemployment is rife. »« Bribery and corruption were rife in the industry. » rumours are rife = de nombreuses rumeurs circulent.
rife with sth = en proie à qch « Politicians world is rife with jealousy. »« Hollywood soon became rife with rumors. »
pourri « The front bay window is rotten »« It's a rotten idea. »« what rotten weather! » a rotten apple = une pomme pourrie. Fig: une brebis galeuse. « Police corruption is not just a few rotten apples. » dégueulasse (fig.) That's a rotten thing to do = c'est dégueulasse de faire une chose pareille.
to feel rotten = se sentir honteux.