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  1. Foreign Words and Phrases • 1. alma mater: • a school, college, or university which one has attended or from which one has graduated; the song or hymn of a school or university • bon voyage: • farewell; good journey • cum laude: • to graduate with a high level of academic achievement

  2. déjà vu: • a feeling that one has seen or heard something before • du jour: • made for a particular day, not on the regular menu; popular, fashionable, or prominent at a particular time • faux pas: • a blunder, unacceptable social behavior • RSVP: • to respond to an invitation; please reply

  3. E pluribus unum: • out of many, one • 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 • femme fatale: • a woman who attracts men by an aura of charm and mystery • verbatim: • in the exact words; word for word