Foreign Words and Phrases

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RSVP

Respond, please

Avant-garde

Daring, experimental

Carte Blanche

Absolute power

Nom Do Plume

Pen name, pseudonym

Femme Fatale

Fatal woman

Bon Voyage

Good journey

Savoir Faire

Strong ability

Haute Couture

High fashion

Deja Vu

Already seen

Joie De Vivre

Joy of living

Je Ne Sais Quoi

Special charm

C'est la vie

That's life

Enfant terrible

Terrible child

Cause Celebre

Something that attracts public attention

Esprit de corps

Spirit of the people

Du Jour

Of the day

Faux pas

Impropriety, mistake

Alma Mater

mother school

E Pluribus Unum

Out of many one

Verbatim

Word for word

Tabula Rasa

Blank Slate, pure

Carpe Diem

Seize the day

Cum Laud

With honors

Status Quo

The existing condition

Vox populi

Voice of the people

Persona non grata

Unwelcome person

Magnum opus

A personal greatwork

Caveat Emptor

Buyer beware

Ad Nauseam

To the point of sickness

Tempus fugit

Time flies

Bona Fide

Authentic, the real deal

Id Est

That is

Terra Firma

Firm ground, solid ground

Quid Pro Quo

Something in return for something

Mea Culpa

My fault (accept responsibility)

Modus operandi

Way of operating, doing

Ad Hoc

For the special purpose

Non sequitur

Does not follow

Alpha and Omega

The beginning and the end

Hoi Polloi

The masses, many

Prima Donna

The first lady

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