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Au courant
well informed up to date
blasé
tired of pleasures; bored
bourgeois
having to do with the midlle class
concerned with prett, materialistic interests; lacking in culture or refinement
chic
stylish
clairvoyant
clear-sighted; unusually perceptive; discerning
able to perceive matters beyond the ordinary senses
complaisant
willing to please; obliging; amiable
debonair
gracious; courteous; charming; suave
gauche
lacking social grace; crude; tactless; awkward
maladroit
unskillful; clumsy
naive
without concern or enthusiasm; ingenuous
nonchalant
without concern or enthusiam; indifferent
attaché
member of the diplomatic staff of an ambassador or minister
bourgeoisie
the middle class
chargé d'affaires
temporary substitute for an ambassador
concierge
doorkeeper; custodian; janitor
hotel employee who handles mail, arranges for theater reservations, etc.
confrere
colleague; co-worker; comarade
connoisseur
expert; critical judge
coterie
set or circle of acquaintances; clique
debutante
young woman who has just had her debut(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
refugee/person who has fled from his or her native land bc of political conditions
entourage
group of attendants/assistants/associates accompanying a person
entrepeneur
one who assumes the risks and management of a business
envoy
diplomatic agent or messenger
fiance
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
actess playing the role of a naive young woman/ naive young woman
maitre d'hotel
headwaiter
martinet
person who enforces very strict discipline
nonpareil
person of unequalled excellenc/paragon
nouveaux riches
persons newly rich
parvenu
person suddenly risen to wealth or power who lacks the proper social qualifications/upstart
protege
someone taught, protected, or advanced by a person of experience or influence
raconteur
person who exels in telling stories, anecdotes...
valet
manservant who attendds to the personal needs of his emplower, as by taking care of his clothes
aplomb
absolute confidence in oneself, poise, self-possession
eclat
brilliancy of achievement
élan
enthusiasn, eagerness for action
ennui
feeling of weariness and discontent/boredom/tedium
esprit de corps
feeling of union and common interest pervading a group/devotion to a group or to its ideals
finesse
skill and adroitness in dangling a difficult situation
legerdemain
sleight of hand/ artful trick
malaise
vague feeling of bodily discomfort or illness
noblesse oblige
principle thats persons of high rank or birth are obliged to act nobly
rapport
relationship characterized by harmony, conformity, or affirnity
sangfroid
coolness of mind in difficult circumstances/composure/equanimity
savior faire
knowledge of just what to say or do/tact