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[* these syllables are nasal]
plural enfants terribles (ahn*-fahn* te-REE-bluh)
MEANING:noun: A person, especially someone famous or successful, whose unconventional lifestyle, work, or behavior appears shocking.
ETYMOLOGY:From French enfant terrible (terrible child).
USAGE:"Once an enfant terrible, who as a young filmmaker challenged censors and outraged conservative critics, Koji Wakamatsu has not mellowed so much as ripened."
Mark Schilling; All's Unfair in Love and War; The Japan Times (Tokyo); Aug 13, 2010.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both. -Horace Mann, educational reformer (1796-1859)
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