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Foreign Words and Expressions List I

This is the first list of foreign words and expressions for the semester. These are words and expressions that are used often in English.
ad infinitum
from Latin--endless; forever; without limit
tête à tête
from French--a private or intimate conversation between two people
fait accompli
from French--a thing already done
nolo contendere
from Latin--a plea by a defendant in a criminal case declaring that he will not make a defense but not admitting guilt
double entendre
from French--a term with two meanings; one of the meanings usually has a risqué or indecorous (improper) connotation