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Foreign Phrases

9th grade foreign phrases for Honors English I

RSVP To respond to an invitation.
Deja Vu The illusion of remembering scenes and events when experienced for the first time.
Faux Pas A social blunder.
Du Jour Made for a particular day.
Bon Voyage Farewell.
Alma Mater A school, college, or university which one has attended or from which one has graduated.
Cum Laude With distinction.
Femme Fatale A seductive woman who lures men into dangerous or compromising situations.
Caveat Emptor A principle in commerce.
Tabula Rasa The mind in its hypothetical primary blank or empty state before receiving outside impressions.
Ad Nauseam To a sickening or excessive degree.
Esprit de Corps The common spirit existing in the members of a group and inspiring enthusiasm, devotion, and strong regard for the honor of the group.
Verbatim Word for word.
E Pluribus Unim One out of many.
Prima Donna A principal female singer in an opera or concert organization.
Avant-Garde An intelligentsia that develops new or experimental concepts especially in the arts.
Status Quo The existing state of affairs.
Joie de Vivre Keen or buoyant enjoyment of life
Carte Blanche Full discretionary power.
Alpha and Omega The beginning and ending.
Hoi Polloi The general populace.
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