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mot juste

[moh zhyst]
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noun, plural mots justes [moh zhyst] /moʊ ˈʒüst/. French.
  1. the exact, appropriate word.
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Can be confusedbon mot mot juste
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mot juste

noun plural mots justes (mo ʒyst)
  1. the appropriate word or expression
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