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ad hominem
appealing to a listener's or readers prejudices, rather than to reason
ad infinitum
endlessly; forever; without limit
ad nauseam
to a sickening degree; to the point of nausea or disgust
Alfresco
in the open air; outdoors
arrivederci
Goodbye in Italian
auf Wiedersehen
Goodbye in German
au revoir
Goodbye in French
brouhaha
noisy stir; hubbub; uproar; hullabaloo; commotion
chutzpah
Supreme self-confidence; shamelessness audacity; nerve; brazenness
de rigueur
socially obligatory; required by custom; etiquette; or fashion; proper
entre nous
Between us; confidentially
ersatz
being an inferior subsitiute or imitation; artifical; synthetic
faux pas
error; social blunder; tactless act
hoi polloi
masses; common people
honcho
person in charge; leader; cheif; boss
in medias res
in the middle of things; rather than at the beginning
kudos
praise for an achievement; gloryl; fame
non compos mentis
not of sounf mind; not mentally competent to handle one's affairs
non sequitir
conclusion that does not logically follow from what has just been said
persona non grata
person who is unwelcome; unacceptable person
postmortem
detailed evaluation of some event just completed
salaam
bow very low, placing the right palm on the forehead
sayonara
Goodbye in Japanese
shalom
term of gretting or farewell