Foreign Phrases commonly used in English

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a la carte [French] - adj., adv. with a separate price for each item, printed on the menu; basically it is used to refer to the menu, as opposed to, say, a buffet. Can we eat a la carte? Can we order from the a la carte menu?

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Foreign Phrases commonly used in Englisha la carte [French]adj., adv. with a separate price for each item, printed on the menu; basically it is used to refer to the menu, as opposed to, say, a buffet Can we eat a la carte? Can we order from the a la carte menu? alfresco [Italian] adj., adv. open air; outdoors Weve been invited to an alfresco dinner at the Mughal Gardens. Are we dining alfresco tonight?alma mater [Latin]n. any institution one has graduated from; in other words, ones old school or university I havent returned to my alma mater since the day I graduated.avant-garde [French] n. an artist or group associated with the use of new techniques in their fieldOur friend is an avant-garde; we cant really appreciate his work because it is too modern for us. adj. of or pertaining to such an artist or group or (cutting edge, radically new) approachHis avant-garde work was found by the school to be unacceptable by their conventional standards.Blitzkrieg [German] n. rapid, intensive attack, originally used to describe sudden military offensives MS Dhonis blitzkrieg at the end of

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