--thick mucus in the throat and bronchial passages that can be ejected by coughing.
-a restaurant or nightclub providing floor shows of live entertainment.
weariness and dissatisfaction with life; the feeling of being bored by something tedious.
"The servants relieved their ennui with gambling and gossip about their masters." (John Barth)
Modern young men are often filled with ennui at their first formal dance party.
artists and writers whose ideas are ahead of their time, artistically innovative, and experimental.
Her one-woman show was considered avant-garde.
The writer was not part of the avant-garde movement.
-- not impressed; uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence; sophisticated.
Runway models project a blase demeanor.
The Yankee fans became blase after they had won so many World Series titles.
tactless, clumsy, lacking social polish.
I always felt gauche among the sophisticated fraternity crowd.
The Midwest teenager was too gauche for the Manhattan crowd.
-a mixture of dried flower petals and spices used to scent the air; a miscellaneous mixture of things.
--an embarrassing blunder that breaks a social convention of some kind; socially awkward or tactless act.
It was such a faux pas that an apology was the only remedy.
A faux pas is always embarrassing.
-an exact example of something; something that shows on a small scale the qualities of something much larger.
Pronunciation: (dil-i-tahnt) or (dil-i-tahn-tey)
dabbler in art or knowledge for his own enjoyment.
The writer's youthful work was described as the musings of a dilettante.
If you flit like a butterfly from interest to interest, you can be considered a dilettante.
to recant solemnly; renounce or repudiate.
to abolish, do away with, or annul.
eating and drinking in moderation.
quickness and keenness of judgment or insi
belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.
A place or container for depositing the bones of the dead.