foreign words in English quiz

Foreign Words in English Quiz

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Carpe diem, cast off your angst for a rendezvous with our foreign words quiz, assuming you have the cojones?
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Smorgasbord is in common usage these days for a wide variety of choice, but which language does it come from?

1 out of 10

A persona non grata is a person who isn't:

2 out of 10

Baksheesh derives from the Persian word meaning:

3 out of 10

cul-de-sac comes from the French for:

4 out of 10

The French raison d'etre means:

5 out of 10

If someone has chutzpah they have:

6 out of 10

If you're guilty of a faux pas you've:

7 out of 10

Cojones is the Spanish for:

8 out of 10

What is the original meaning of al fresco?

9 out of 10

In the original German a doppelganger means:

10 out of 10

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