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38 Cards in this Set

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cavalier
arrogant, rowdy, careless
cacophonous
harsh sounding
bombastic
arrogant, pompous
effusive
pouring freely, excessive
impunity
exemption or freedom from punishment, harm, or less
inimitable
not capable of being imitated
onus
burden, responsibility
proliferate
to increase in number by multiplying
diatribe
ironic or satirical criticism
tempestuous
turbulent, violent
fledgling
a new or inexperienced person
sycophant
servile
boon
blessing
juxtapose
to place side by side
unconscionable
shockingly unfair or unjust
provident
showing prudent foresight
frugal
one who uses things sparingly
expedient
tending to promote some desired objective
callow
immature
chicanery
trickery
aide-de camp
someone who works for a person of higher rank in the military
avant-garde
people or works that are experimental or new
bete noire
a person or thing that is strongly detested
carte blanche
full discretionary power
coup de grace
a decisive finishing blow, act or event
faux pas
a social blunder
haute cuisine
the very finest food
double entendre
words or phrases that can be understood in two ways
joie de vivre
enjoyment of life
laissez-faire
idea of having little government interference with economy
mot juste
the exact right word or phrasing
nouveau riche
person newly rich, regarded as inferior by “old money”
protege
a person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protege's career
raison d' etre
reason for existence
risque
on the verge of indecency
sang-froid
evenness of mind under stress
touche
used to acknowledge a hit in fencing or the success or appropriateness of an argument, an accusation, or a witty point
vis a' vis
face to face with