Sunday, September 9, 2007

English Vocabulary: Sangfroid

Here's an interesting word I came across while reading a novel entitled "Musashi:" sangfroid. The sentence it was used in was similar to this, "His sangfroid in the face of a fight allowed him to confront his enemy."

Can you guess what the word means?

No, it isn't bravery, although that's very close. Sangfroid means "coolness in a tense situation." So, next time you're facing a test, encourage yourself by saying "I have the sangfroid needed to pass with flying colors!"

There are many cool English words. Remember, the best way to improve your vocabulary is to use the dictionary every time you come across an unfamiliar word.

Happy reading!

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