Word of the Week: savoir faire (sav-ˌwär-ˈfer)


(Noun) a deft understanding of a situation at hand; a polished certainty in navigating social interaction (used in English, but stems from the French “savoir” [knowing, knowledge] and “faire” [doing, making do])

In Context 

The groom panicked when his old flame turned up uninvited at the wedding, but the bride handled the interruption with commendable savoir faire.