a relaxing, as of strained relations between nations.
absence of government interference or regulation
establishment or state of cordial relations; coming together.
system of government or rule
experimentalists or innovators in any art.
kind; sort; category
list of plays operas, roles compositions, ect., that a company or performer is prepared to perform
short verbal description; small, graceful literary sketch
a la carte
according to the bill of fare; dish by dish, with a stated price for each dish.
main dish at lunch or dinner
light food served as an appetizer before the regular courses of a meal.
pièce de résistance
1. main dish
2. main item of any collection, series, program, ect.
small shop specializing in fashionable clothes
flamelike; very ornate; showy
surrounding atmosphere; environment
by the way; incidentally
coup de gras
merciful or decisive finishing stroke
face or front of a building, or of anything
entrance hall; lobby
above all others of the same sort
line of persons waiting their turn.
tour de force
feat of strength or skill; adroit accomplishment
face to face; opposite