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36 Cards in this Set

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voila
there it is
persona non grata
person not accepted
nuance
subtle distinction
raison d'etre
reason for existence
carte blanche
full authority
tete-a-tete
together without intrusion of a third person; a private meeting of two people; a tryst
penchant
strong liking or inclination
piece de resistance
the irresistable part
prima donna
first lady
femme fatale
a woman (often unscrupulous)who seduces or explots men; a heart-breaker
raconteur
story teller
protege
one under guidance of another
circa
about

coup d'etat
quick political change
bon vivant
lover of good things
mea culpa
my fault
modus operandi
manner of operating
vis-a-vis
in relation to
fiancee
woman to whom one is engaged
alfresco
outdoors
billet doux
a love letter
en masse
in a large group
malapropos
out of place
entourage
those closely associated with a person
en route
on the way
ad infinitum
to infinity
espirit de corps
group spirit
ad nauseam
to the point of disgust
lothario
man amourously attentive to women
savoir faire
social know-how
au contraire
on the contrary
double entendre
when someting has an ambiguous meaning/ double meaning
faux pas
mistake
au courant
well informed
nom de plume
pen name
fiance
man to whom one is engaged