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Flashcards in French Words 4-6 Deck (23):
1

Au revoir

Good bye Till we meet again

( since I hope to see u Again I say this instead of adieu)

2

Billet-doux

Love letter

3

Bon mot

Clever saying

Witty remark

4

Cliché

Trite or worn-out expression

5

Enter nous

Between us, confidentially

6

Mot juste

The exactly right word

7

Précis

Brief summary

8

Repartee

Skill of replying quickly,cleverly, and humorously

Witty reply

Ex Dorothy was known for her repartee

9

Resume

Summary

Ex. Write a resume of the last act

10

Riposte

Quick report or repartee

2) in fencing a quick return thrust

11

Tête-a-tête

A private conversation between 2 persons

Ex witness had one b/w him and his attorney

12

Carte blanche

Full discretionary power
Freedom to use ones own judgement

13

Cul-de-sac

Blind alley

14

Debacle

Collapse
Overthrow

15

Faux pas

Misstep or blunder in conduct, manners,speech

16

Impasse

Deadlock
Impassible road
Predicament w no escape

17

Liaison

Bond
Linking up

18

Mirage

Optical illusion

19

Coup d' etat

Sudden, violent or illegal overthrow of a gov

20

Détente

A relaxing as of strained relations between nations

21

Laissez-faire

Absence of gov interference or regulation

22

Regime

A system of gov or rule

23

Adieu

Good bye
Farewell