13 notecards = 4 pages (4 cards per page)
full authority, freedom to do as one feels is right, a "white paper"
coup d' etat
sudden overthrow of government, usually by force
required absolutely by custom, etiquette, or fashion
easing of tensions between countries
expression or word that can be interpreted with two meanings, one usually with risque meaning
as a group all together
a slipup in manners, actions, or speech; literally a "false step"
trite expression that has become meaningless from overuse
complete disaster, sudden collapse
the outer side of a building, the side facing the street; the general outward apperance
awkward, lacking in grace
vague bodily discomfort; disturbed, disoriented condition
hors d' oeuvres
an appetizer served before the main meal and often before diners have been seated at the table