2nd New Word Monday Archive

| November 28, 2007
  • Piece de resistance– The most noteworthy or prized feature. A special item or attaction.
  • au contraire – French for on the contrary. On the opposite or adverse side.
  •  bouleversement – \bool-vair-suh-MAWN\, noun:
    Complete overthrow; a reversal; a turning upside down.
  • obstreperous \uhb-STREP-uhr-uhs; ob-\, adjective:
    1. Noisily and stubbornly defiant; unruly.
    2. Noisy, clamorous, or boisterous.
  • Cosmopolitan – Being open to other cultures.
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