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Nonchalant

Adj.
Giving off a sense of calmness and coolness

2

Adroit

Adj
Skillful m, either mentally or with one’s hands
Synonyms are adept and dexterous

3

Chicanery

N
Trickery or deception, usually in politics where money is involved

4

Demur

V
To object to doing something

5

Insouciant

Adj
Showing a lack of concern or interest

6

Arriviste

N
A person who extremely ambitious and has recently acquired wealth and power

7

Parvenu

N.
A person who has gained celebrity or status

8

Rapport

N
Understanding and similar feeling that exist between people or groups
Mutual understanding but implying friendship

9

Passé

Adj
No longer in fashion

10

Cache

N
A collections of items hidden or stored away for future use

11

Raconteur

N
A skilled storyteller.

12

Sortie

N
Attack from a defensive position

13

Sangfroid

N
Utter calmness and composure, especially under pressure

14

Gauche

Adj
Clumsy or skilled storyteller

15

Liaison

N
A person who helps two parties communicate

16

Envoy

N.
A messenger, usually a diplomatic mission

17

Sans

Prep.

Typically a facetious way of saying “without”
Sans clothing

18

Filial

Adj
Relations to obligations of a son or daughter

19

Droll

Adj
Odd and therefore amusing

20

Droll

Adj
Odd and amusing