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mot juste

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmot justemot juste /ˌməʊ ˈʒuːst $ ˌmoʊ-/ noun (plural mots justes (same pronunciation)) [countable] formal   the/le mot juste
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mot justeThe right word, le mot juste, he had recognized, can wound; can even kill.Hence Channel One, a commercial satellite network serving, if that is the mot juste, 12,000 schools.
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