Loanwords

Femme fatale

Femme fatale is a loanword. We will look at the definition of the term femme fatale, where it came from, and some examples of its use in sentences. A femme fatale is a seductive woman who brings ruin upon a person who becomes infatuated or obsessed with her. A femme fatale may become a lover or hold out the promise of becoming a lover; she uses her physical attributes and powers of psychological manipulation to use her victim to gain …

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Bon vivant

Bon vivant is a loan phrase. We will look at the definition of the term bon vivant, where it came from, and some examples of its use in sentences. A bon vivant is a person who lives life to the fullest; a bon vivant is extremely gregarious and enjoys the social life. A bon vivant partakes in a luxurious lifestyle, indulging in good food, good drink, posh accommodations, and extreme entertainment. The term bon vivant is borrowed from the French …

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