English Unit 13 Flashcards


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Bon mot

Noun-A witty remark or comment

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Faux pas

Noun-A social blunder

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FĂȘte

Verb/Noun-To entertain or honor, as at a celebration

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Noblesse oblige

Noun-The moral obligation of socially powerful people to act with honor and generosity

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Nouveau riche

Adjective-Referring to a newly rich person who has not yet gained the prestige or dignity associated with wealth

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Aplomb

Noun-Poise, composure, or assurance

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Boor

Noun-A rude, unmannered, insensitive individual

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Deign

Verb-To do something reluctantly and with a strong sense of superiority

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Emulate

Verb-To imitate in a way that strives to equal or excel

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Gaffe

Noun-A social or diplomatic blunder; a noticeable mistake

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Garner

Verb-To acquire or earn

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Hobnob

Verb-To associate with on friendly terms

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Insipid

Adjective-Lacking in qualities that interest, stimulate, or challenge

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Loquacious

Adjective-Talking too much or freely; overly chatty

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Mores

Noun-Widely observed but often unspoken social norms

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Patrician

Noun-A person of noble or high social rank; an aristocrat

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Plebeian

Noun-A commoner; of or relating to the common people

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Pedant

Noun-A person who makes an excessive, inappropriate display of their knowledge

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Umbrage

Noun-Offense; annoyance; displeasure

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Highfalutin

Adjective-Pompous, overly fancy, or pretentious