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adieu
noun
goodbye; farewell
au revoir
noun
goodbye; till we meet again
billet-doux
noun
love letter
bon mot
noun
clever saying; witty remark; witticism
brochure
noun
pamphlet; booklet
canard
noun
false rumor; absurd story; hoax
cliche
noun
worn-out expression; trite phrase
entre nous
adverb
between us; confidentially
mot juste
noun
exactly right word;most sutible expression
nom de plume
noun
pen name; pseudonym
precis
noun
brief summary
repartee
nounskill of replying quickly, cleverly, and humorously; witty reply
resume
noun
brief account of experience and qualifications submitted by an applicant for a position; curriculum viate
risposte
noun
retort;repartee

in fencing, a quick return thrust after a parry
tete-a tete
noun
private conversation between two persons
bete noire
noun
dreaded object or person; bugbear
carte blanche
noun
ful discretionary power; freedom to use one's own judgment
cause celebre
noun
famous case in law that arouses considerable interest; issue, person, incident, or situation attracting much attention
contretempts
noun
inoppertune occurence; embarrassing situation; mishap
cul-de-sac
noun
blind ally; dead end
debacle
noun
collapse; disaster; overthrow; rout; fiasco
fait accompli
noun
thing already done
faux pas
noun
misstep;blunderin conduct; manners, speech, ect.
impasse
noun
deadlock; predicament with no obvious way out; stalemate
liaison
noun
bond; linking up; coordination of activities
person who establishes and maintains this connection
melange
noun
mixture; medley; potpourri
mirage
noun
optical illusion