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AU COURANT
WELL-INFORMED; UP TO DATE
BLASE (ACCENT OVER E)
TIRED OF PLEASURES; BORED
BOURGEOIS
1. HAVING TO DO WITH MIDDLE CLASS
2. CONCERNED WITH PETTY, MATERIALISTIC INTRESTS; LACKING IN CULTURE OR REFINEMENT
CHIC
STYLISH
CLAIRVOYANT
CLEAR-SIGHTED; UNUSUALLY PERCEPTIVE
COMPLAISANT
WILLING TO PLEASE; OBLIGING; AMIABLE
DEBONAIR
COURTEOUS, GRACIOUS AND CHARMING
GAUCHE
LACKING SOCIAL GRACE; CRUDE; TACTLESS; AWKWARD
MALADROIT
UNSKILLFUL; CLUMSY
NAIVE
SIMPLE IN NATURE; ARTLESS; INGENUOUS
NONCHALANT
WITHOUT CONCERN OR ENTHUSIASM; INDIFFERENT
ATTACHE (ACCENT OVER E)
MEMER OF THE DIPLOMATIC STAFF OF AN AMBASSADOR OR MINISTER
BOURGEOISIE
THE MIDDLE CLASS
CHARGE (ACCENT E) D'AFFAIRES
TEMPORARY SUBSTITUTE FOR AN AMBASSADOR
CONCIERGE
DOORKEEPER; CUSTODIAN; JANITOR
CONFRERE
COLLEAGUE; CO-WORKER; COMRADE
CONNOISSEUR
EXPERT; CRITICAL JUDGE
COTERIE
SET OR CIRCLE OF ACQUAINTANCES; CLIQUE
DEBUTANTE
YOUNG WOMAN WHO HAS JUT HAD HER DEBUT (FIRST INTRO TO SOCIETY)
DEVOTEE
ZEALOUS FOLLOWER; ARDENT ADHERENT OF SOMETHING OR SOMEONE; FAN
ELITE
GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS THOUGHT TO BE SUPERIOR; ARISTOCRACY; CHOICE PART
EMIGRE (ACCENT BOTH E'S)
REFUGEE; PERSON WHO HAS FLED FROM HIS OR HER NATIVE LAND BECAUSE OF POLITICAL CONDITIONS
ENTOURAGE
GROUP OF ATTENDANTS, ASSISTANTS, OR ASSOCIATES ACCOMPANYING A PERSON
ENTREPRENEUR
ONE WHO ASSUMES THE RISKS AND MANAGEMENT OF A BUSINESS
ENYVOY
DIPLOMATIC AGENT OR MESSENGER
FIANCE (ACCENT E)
PERSON ENGAGED TO BE MARRIED
GENDARME
ARMED POLICE OFFICER, ESPECIALLY IN FRANCE AND OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
GOURMAND
PERSON EXCESSIVELY FOND OF EATING AND DRINKING; GLUTTON
GOURMET
CONNOISSEUR IN EATING AND DRINKING
INGENUE
ACTRESS PLAYING THE ROLE OF A NAIVE YOUNG WOMAN; NAIVE YOUNG WOMAN
MAITRE D' HOTEL (TRIANGLES OVER I AND O)
HEADWAITER
MARTINET
PERSON WHO ENFORCES VERY STRICT DISCIPLINE
NONPAREIL
PERSON OF UNEQUALLED EXCELLENCE; PARAGON
NOUVEAUX RICHES
PERSONS NEWLY RICH
PARVENU
PERSON SUDDENLY RISEN TO WEALTH OR POWER WHO LACKS THE PROPER SOCIAL QUALIFICATIONS; UPSTART
PROTEGE (ACCENT E'S)
PERSON UNDER THE CARE OF ANOTHER
RACONTEUR
PERSON WHO EXCELS IN TELLING STORIES, ANECDOTES, ETC.
VALET
MANSERVANT WHO ATTENDS TO THE PERSONAL NEEDS OF HIS EMPLOYER, AS BY TAKING CARE OF HIS EMPLOYER'S CLOTHES.
APLOMB
ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE IN ONESELF; POISE; SELF-POSSESSION
ECLAT (ACCENT E)
BRILLIANCY OF ACHIEVEMENT
ELAN (ACCENT E)
ENTHUSIASM; EAGERNESS FOR ACTION
ENNUI
FEELING OF WEARINESS AND DISCONTENT; BOREDOM; TEDIUM
ESPRIT DE CORPS
FEELING OF UNION AND COMMON INTREST PERVADING A GROUP; DEVOTION TO A GROUP OR TO ITS IDEALS
FINESSE
SKILL AND ADROITNESS IN HANDLING A DIFFICULT SITUATION
LEGERDEMAIN
SLEIGHT OF HAND; ARTFUL TRICK
MALAISE
VAGUE FEELING OF BODILY DISCOMFORT OR ILLNESS
NOBLESSE OBLIGE
PRINCIPLE THAT PERSONS OF HIGH RANK OR BIRTH ARE OBLIGED TO ACT NOBLY
RAPPORT
RELATIONSHIP CHARACTERIZED BY HARMONY, CONFORMITY OR AFFINITY
SANGFROID
COOLNESS OF MIND OR COMPOSURE IN DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES; EQUANIMITY
SAVOIR FAIRE
KNOWLEDGE OF JUST WHAT TO DO; TACT
ADIEU
GOODBYE; FAREWELL
AU REVOIR
GOOD-BYE TILL WE MEET AGAIN
BILLET-DOUX
LOVE LETTER
BON MOT
CLEVER SAYING; WITTY REMARK
BROCHURE
PAMPHLET; TREATISE
CANARD
FALSE RUMOR; ABSURD STORY; HOAX
CLICHE (ACCENT E)
TRITE OR WORN-OUT EXPRESSION
ENTRE NOUS
BETWEEN US; CONFIDENTIALLY
MOT JUSTE
THE EXACTLY RIGHT WORD
NOM DE PLUME
PEN NAME; PSEUDONYM
PRECIS (ACCENT E)
BRIEF SUMMARY
REPARTEE
SKILL OF REPLYING QUICKLY, CLEVERLY, AND HUMOROUSLY; WITTY REPLY
RESUME (ACCENT BOTH E'S)
1. RIEF ACCOUNT OF PERSONAL EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE SUBMITTED BY AN APPLICANT FOR A POSITION
2. SUMMARY
RIPOSTE
1. QUICK RETORT OR REPARTEE
2. IN FENCING, A QUICK RETURN THRUST AFTER A PARRY
TETE-A-TETE (TRIANGLES 1ST E'S, ACCENT A)
PRIVATE CONVERSATION BETWEEN TWO PERSONS
BETE NOIRE (TRIANGLE FIRST E)
OBJECT OR PERSON DREADED; BUGBEAR
CARTE BLANCHE
FULL DISCRETIONARY POWER; FREEDOM TO USE ONE'S OWN JUDGEMENT
CAUSE CELEBRE (ACCENT E'S 2 & 3)
FAMOUS CASE IN LAW THAT AROUSES CONSIDERABLE INTREST; AN INCIDENT OR SITUATION ATTRACTING MUCH ATTENTION
CONTRETEMPS
INOPPORTUNE OCCURRENCE; EMBARRASSING SITUATION OR MISHAP
CUL-DE-SAC
BLIND ALLEY
DEBACLE
COLLAPSE, OVERTHROW; ROUT
FAIT ACCOMPLI
THING ALREADY DONE
FAUX PAS
MISSTEP OR BLUNDER IN CONDUCT, MANNERS, SPEECH, ETC.
IMPASSE
DEAD LOCK; PREDICAMENT AFFORDING NO ESCAPE; IMPASSABLE ROAD
LIASON
BOND; LINKING UP; COORDINATION OF ACTIVITIES
NONCHALANT
WITHOUT CONCERN OR ENTHUSIASM; INDIFFERENT
MELANGE (ACCENT FIRST E)
MIXTURE; MEDLEY; POTPOURRI
MIRAGE
OPTICAL ILLUSION