French Vocabulary

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Au courant

Well-informed; up to date

Blasé

Tired of pleasures; bored

Bourgeois

Having to do with the middle clas

Chic

Stylish

Clairvoyant

Clear sighted; unusually perceptive; discerning

Complaisant

Willing to please; obliging; amiable

Debonair

gracious; courteous; charming; suave

gauche

unskillful; clumsy

naive

Simple in nature; artless; ingenuous

nonchalant

without concern or enthusiasm; indifferent

Attaché

member of the diplomatic staff of an ambassador or minister

bourgeoisie

the middle class

chargé d'affaires

temporary substitute for an ambassador

concierge

doorkeeper; custodian; janitor

confrere

colleague; co-worker; comrade

connoisseur

expert; critical judge

coterie

Ser or circle or acquantintances; clique

ebutante

young woman who has just her debut (introduction into society)

devotee

zealous follwer; ardent adherent of something or someone; fan

elite

group of individuals thought to be superior; aristocracy; choice part

émigré

refugee; person who has fled from his or her native land because of political conditions

entourage

group of attendants, assistants or associates accompanying a person

entrepreneur

one who assumes the risks and management of a business

envoy

diplomatic agent of messenger

fiancé

person engaged to be married

gendarme

armed police officer, especially in France and other European countries

gourmand

person excessively fond of eating and drinking; glutton

gourmet

connoisseur in eating and drinking

ingenue

actress playing the role of a naive young woman; naive young woman

maitre d'hotel

headwaiter

martinet

person who enforces very strict discipline

nonpareil

person of unequalled excellence; paragon

nouveaux riches

persons newly rich

parvenu

person suddenly risen to wealth or power who lacks the proper social qualifications; upstart

protégé

someone taught, protected, or advanced by a person of experience or influence

raconteur

person who excels in telling stories, anecdotes, ect.

valey

manservant who attends to the personal needs of his employer, as by taking care of his clothes

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