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38 terms

Foriegn Words

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du jour
of the day
caveat emptor
as is - buyer beware
e.pluribus unum
out of many one
hoi polloi
the masses of people
femme fatale
dangerous woman
RSVP
respond quickly (Respond sender very promptly)
carpe diem
seize the day
ad nauseum
to the point of nausea
savoir faire
with great distinction and handsomeness
ergo
therefore
deja vu
to remember again
faux pas
big mistake or miss step
bon voyage
have a nice boat trip
alma mater
the school one has attended
cum laude
to graduate with honors
verbatim
word for word
prima donna
a principal singer or dancer; usually refers to a woman who is used to getting whatever she wanted
status quo
stays the same
joie de vivre
the joy of life
carte blanche
open menu in which every side item has its. own cost
carpe diem
seize the day
tempus fugit
a scandal
c'est la vie
that's life
bona fide
declared authentic
savoir faire
high style; knowing how to behave in hig society
no sequitor
a statement of conclusion that does not make sense based on previous information
enfant terrible
horrid child
terra firma
on solid ground
vox populi
the voice of the people
ad hoc
for this special purpose
mea culpa
my fault. My "bad"
haute couture
high fashion
nom de plume
writing under an assumed name
Modus Operandi
M.O. pattern a person usesz to commit a crime
je nais se quoi
has the "it facto
quid pro quo
one thing given in the place of another
persona non grata
person un acceptable in diplomatic terms
Magna opus
masterpiece