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The dict-ified word of the day is contretemps

| source : web1913 | Contretemps \Con`tre*temps"\, n. [F., fr. contre (L. conta) + temps time, fr. L. tempus.] An unexpected and untoward accident; something inopportune or embarrassing; a hitch. In this unhappy contretemps. --De Quincey. | source : wn | contretemps n : an awkward clash; "he tried to smooth over his contretemps with the policeman"

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