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Sep 3, 2010
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Terms from French

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agent provocateur
decolletage
enfant terrible
fait accompli
faux

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with Anu Garg

faux

PRONUNCIATION:
(foh)

MEANING:
adjective: Artificial; fake; false.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French faux (false), from Old French fals, from Latin falsus (false), past participle of fallere (to deceive).

USAGE:
"During movie production, all faux weapons had to be rubber."
Amy Kaufman; T.I. Reworks His Act for Hollywood; Los Angeles Times; Aug 26, 2010.

See more usage examples of faux in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong. -John Kenneth Galbraith, economist (1908-2006)

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