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Uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence. Unconcerned; nonchalant, Very sophisticated
chic
Conforming to the current fashion; stylish
debonair
Suave; urbane. Affable; genial. Carefree and gay; jaunty
adroit
Dexterous; deft. Skillful and adept under pressing conditions
maladroit
Marked by a lack of adroitness; inept
naive
Lacking worldly experience and understanding,
nonchalant
Seeming to be coolly unconcerned or indifferent
attache
a specialist assigned to the staff of a diplomatic mission, a shallow and rectangular briefcase
bourgeoisie
The middle class
connoisseur
A person with expert knowledge or training, especially in the fine arts. A person of informed and discriminating taste:
debutante
A young woman making a formal debut into society.
devotee
One who is ardently devoted to something; an enthusiast or advocate
elite
A group or class of persons or a member of such a group or class, enjoying superior intellectual, social, or economic status:
emigre
One who has left a native country, especially for political reasons.
enjoy
A representative of a government who is sent on a special diplomatic mission
ingenue
A naive, innocent girl or young woman
maitre d'
a diningroom attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
protege
One whose welfare, training, or career is promoted by an influential person
elan
Enthusiastic vigor and liveliness. Distinctive style or flair.
ennui
Listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; boredom
finesse
Refinement and delicacy of performance, execution, or artisanship
malaise
A vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness
rapport
Relationship, especially one of mutual trust or emotional affinity
savoir faire
The ability to say or do the right or graceful thing
au revoir
Used to express farewell
cliche
A trite or overused expression or idea
repartee
A swift, witty reply. Conversation marked by the exchange of witty retorts
carte blanche
Unrestricted power to act at one's own discretion; unconditional authority
debacle
A sudden, disastrous collapse, downfall, or defeat; a rout. A total, often ludicrous failure. The breaking up of ice in a river. A violent flood.
faux pas
A social blunder