|à la carte
||On the menu.
In restaurants, it refers to ordering individual dishes rather than fixed priced meals
|The restaurant provides three course dinner à la carte on Wednesday evening
||The entire school gathered in the auditorium to bid adieu to the principal.
||The pioneers or innovators in art in a particular period
||Because the new tower has an avant-garde design, it does not fit in with the historical buildings in the square.
||A person or thing that one particularly dislikes or avoids.
||Jane was his . He always tried to avoid her.
||A person employed to induce others to break the law so that they can be convicted.
||He acted as an agent provocateur, instigating the mob for violent protest.
||complete freedom to act as one wishes.
||The architect was given carte blanche to design the restaurant by the restaurateur.
||a feeling of having already experienced the present situation.
||I felt a sense of déjà vu when I walked down that lane.
||On the way
||I am en route for the meeting at my office.
|Esprit de corps
||feeling of pride and mutual loyalty shared by the members of a group
||The team under Jaden has no unity and no spirit de corps.
||a thing that has already happened or been decided before those affected hear about it, leaving them with no option but to accept it.
||Accepting the change as a fait accompli, the best we could do was to adjust ourselves according to the change.
||an embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation
||The designer committed a fashion faux pas at a recent fashion event by wearing a dress made of leaves.
||expensive, fashionable clothes produced by leading fashion houses.
||She inaugurated her new store that would make haute couture accessible to common people.
||abstention by governments from interfering in the workings of the free market.
the policy of leaving things to take their own course, without interfering.
|Small business owners are happiest when the government maintains its laissez-faire management style and stays out of their affairs.
||people who have recently acquired wealth, typically those perceived as ostentatious or lacking in good taste.
||He was nouveau riche, but nobody knew how he amassed such great wealth.
||Please respond (to my message). Literally the abbreviation of ‘Répondez, s’il vous plaît’.
||Please send an RSVP request to all the guests, so that I can estimate the number of guests attending the wedding.
||In relation to
||Many agencies now have a unit to deal with women’s needs vis-à-vis employment.
||a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.
||When will she come up with a new phrase and stop using that cliché in all her social media posts?
||An unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment to its originator; a blunder.
||Keeping abreast of fashion trends ensures that one does not make a social gaffe in interacting with one’s peers.
||flamboyant confidence of style or manner.
||She always wears her stylish outfits with panache.
||(Especially in international affairs) an establishment or resumption of harmonious relations.
||The rapprochement talks between the two nations are in progress.
||An evening party or gathering
||I have been invited to a soiree at her home on Wednesday.
||The most important reason or purpose for someone or something’s existence.
||The company‘s raison d’être is to provide cheaper mobiles to the public.
||a person who engages in sabotage.
||She will go down as the chief saboteur of the monarchy.
||a connoisseur of good food; a person with a discerning palate.
Of a kind or standard suitable for a gourmet.
|He was a celebrated gourmet, who travelled all around the world tasting all types of gourmet food..
||An absurd or comically exaggerated imitation of something, especially in a literary or dramatic work; a parody.
||He has written a novel which is a burlesque of the literary life
||She always preferred a chauffeured driven limousine.
||A distinctive flair or style
||He performed with elan without getting scared of a packed auditorium.
||A type of spectacles without temple arms
||One of the distinctive characterization details of Agatha Christie’s ‘Poirot’ was the pince-nez he wore.
||The dark shape and outline of someone or something visible in restricted light against a brighter background.
||She paused to see the church’s silhouette against the dimming sky
||a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill.
||The charlatan tried to deceive people into thinking he was a minister collecting donations for the poor.
||a brief evocative description, account, or episode.
Design on a book page
|Her novel is a classy vignette of contemporary life.
||essays, particularly on literary and artistic criticism, written and read primarily for their aesthetic effect.
||The emergence of a literature of belles-lettres reflected the success of the colonies
||an act of spinning on one foot, typically with the raised foot touching the knee of the supporting leg.
||The dancer fell down while attempting a pirouette during the dance.
Silhouette of a dancer attempting a pirouette !!
||a written summary of your education, work experience, and achievements; also known as a ‘curriculum vitae’ (CV)
||Please ask him to forward me his resume. I will have a look and then let you know whether this job suits him.
||The front part of the building that faces the street
a deceptive outward appearance.
|Behind that facade of indifference, there’s a very nice person.
||Mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.
||Because of the camaraderie they shared, the soldiers trusted each other with their lives.