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Flashcards in Vocabulary #9 Deck (10):
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ad hominem

appealing to a listener's or reader's prejudices, rather than to reason

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ad infinitum

endlessly; forever; without limit

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ad nauseam

to a sickening degree; to the point of nausea or disgust

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alfresco

in the open air, outdoors

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chutzpah

supreme self-confidence; shameless audacity; nerve; brazenness

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faux pas

error; social blunder; tactless act

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in media res

in the middle of things, rather than at the beginning

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kudos

praise for an achievement; glory; fame

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non sequitur

comment bearing no relevance to what has just been said

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persona non grata

a person who is unwelcome; unacceptable person