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faux pas

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a socially improper or unsuitable act or remark
  • according to an oft-told story, the queen set a guest at ease about a faux pas by politely imitating it

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“Faux pas.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/faux%20pas. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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