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List 4

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carte blanch
freedom to use one's own power; full decision making power
debacle
complete failure; collapse; overthrow; defeat
faux pas
mistake or blunder in conduct, manners, speech, ect
impasse
deadlock; dilemma offering no escape; impassable road
mélange
mixture; medley; hodgepodge
avant-garde
innovators; experimentalists in any art
denoument
solution of the plot in a play, story, or complex situation; outcome; end
genre
category; kind; type
laissez-faire
absence of government interference or regulation
premiere
first performance
vignette
small, graceful literary sketch; short verbal sketch; short story
a la carte
dish by dish; with a stated price for each dish
cuisine
style of cooking or preparing food
hors d'oeuvres
light food served as an appetizer before the regular courses of a meal
ambience
surrounding atmosphere; environment
etiquette
conduct and manners of polite society
facade
face/front of a building or anything; fake personality
passé
old-fashioned; behind the times
queue
line of persons waiting for their turn
rendezvous
meeting place fixed by prior agreement; appointment to meet at a fixed time and place