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Permanent link for this word: savoir-faire
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:noun: The ability to say or do the right thing in any situation; tact.
ETYMOLOGY:From French savoir-faire (know-how), from savoir (to know) + faire (to do).
USAGE:"In a cascade of thanks, C.S. Richardson bows gracefully to all those elegant Londoners, full of savoir faire."
Peter Wells; The A to Z of Life; New Zealand Herald (Auckland); Jul 7, 2008.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt. -H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956)
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