Commonly Used Foreign Words and Phrases . Word Definitions Example of Use Parts of Speech Word Origins. Why should we study foreign words?.
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Example of Use
Parts of Speech
Foreign words are what created our present day English language. In order to better understand our spoken and written language we need to understand some foreign words and phrases. These foreign words and phrases help us to better understand our English language, express ourselves more clearly, and comprehend
the meaning behind some expressions.
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9th Grade (these words are included in 10th, 11th, & 12th grades as well)
RSVP alma mater status quo
déjà vu cum laudejoie de vivre
faux pasfemme fatale carte blanche
du jour esprit de corps caveat emptor
bon voyageverbatimalpha and omega
E pluribus unumtabula rasa
prima donna hoi polloi
avant-garde ad nauseam
10th Grade (11th & 12th also)11th Grade (12th also)12th Grade
Carpe diemenfant terriblead hoc raison d’etre
tempus fugitterra firmacause celebrelaissez faire
C’est la vievox populimagnum opusbete noire
bona fide persona non grataen masse
savoir fairequid pro quoin absentia
non sequiturje ne sais quoi sub rosa
Id estmodus operandi schadenfreude
nom de plume noblesse oblige
haute couturesine qua non
mea culpadeus ex machina
“repondez s’il vous plait”
(Magna cum laude: with high honors)
(Summa cum laude: the highest academic distinction)
“to repeat something verbatim” – Adverb
corresponding word for word to the original - Adjective
(motto of the United States)
a temperamental person; a person who takes adulation and privileged treatment as a right and reacts with petulance to criticism or inconvenience
She is very avant-garde in her fashion sense. Adj.
An outrageously outspoken or bold person who says and does indiscreet or irresponsible things
A person whose work, thought, or lifestyle is so unconventional or avant-garde as to appear revolutionary or shocking
concerned or dealing with a specific subject, purpose, or end – adjective
something more attractive or interesting
noun de plume