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mot juste

[ moh -zhyst ]
/ moʊ ˈʒüst /
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noun, plural mots justes [moh -zhyst]. /moʊ ˈʒüst/. French.

the exact, appropriate word.

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mot juste
/ French (mo ʒyst) /

noun plural mots justes (mo ʒyst)

the appropriate word or expression
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