Words of the Week:
Oo-la-la, someone has been speaking French in the paper this week.
éclat, n., brilliant display or effect; social distinction or conspicuous success
abrogate, v., 2. evade (a responsibility or duty)
epigenetic, adj., relating to or arising from non-genetic influences on gene expression
parvenu, n., a person of obscure origin who has gained wealth, influence or celebrity (which would refer to practically anyone seen on reality television)
kludgy, adj., awkwardly or inelegantly made or done
dolman, n., a long Turkish robe open in front; a style of women’s wrap having wide sleeves cut in the body of the garment.