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savoir-faire

[sav-wahr-fair; French sa-vwar-fer] /ˈsæv wɑrˈfɛər; French sa vwarˈfɛr/
noun
1.
knowledge of just what to do in any situation; tact.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < French: literally, knowing how to do
Synonyms
adaptability, adroitness, diplomacy, discernment, skill, ability.
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savoir-faire

/ˈsævwɑːˈfɛə/
noun
1.
the ability to do the right thing in any situation
Word Origin
French, literally: a knowing how to do
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