Presentation on theme: "Foreign Words. Definitions 1. Alma mater—school where a person attended 2. Cum laude—with honor 3. E pluribus unum—out of many one (U.S. motto) 4. Avant-garde—new."— Presentation transcript:
Definitions 1. Alma mater—school where a person attended 2. Cum laude—with honor 3. E pluribus unum—out of many one (U.S. motto) 4. Avant-garde—new and unusual 5. Carte blanche—license 6. Tabula rasa—empty slate 7. Prima donna—self-important, difficult person 8. Verbatim—word for word
More Definitions 1. Carpe diem—seize the day (live each day as if it is the last_ 2. Bona fide—genuine 3. Vox populi—voice of the people 4. Id est—that is 5. Déjà vu—a feeling of having experienced something previously 6. Bon voyage—have a good trip 7. Esprit de corps—fellowship, camaraderie 8. Faux pas—a social blunder; not real
More Definitions 1. Femme Fatale—dangerous woman 2. Du jour—of the moment 3. Status quo—existing state 4. Caveat emptor—buyer beware 5. Hoi polloi—the ordinary people 6. Tempus fugit—time flies 7. Alpha and omega—the beginning and end 8. Enfant terrible—prodigy
Last Definitions 1. Joie de vivre—love of life 2. Savoir—savvy, courtesy 3. Ad nauseam—to the extreme 4. C’est la vie—that’s life 5. Non sequitur—it does not follow 6. Terra firma—earth
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