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    contretemps

    contretemps - Dictionary definition and meaning for word contretemps

    Definition
    (noun) an awkward clash
    Example Sentence
    • he tried to smooth over his contretemps with the policeman
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for contretemps

contre/contra/opposite/not likely and temps/temperature/condition i.e. unlikely condition

CONTRA TIMES: adverse times

CONTRE(contribution)+TEMPS(attempt)...when a difficult situation comes or a mishap happens, we should at least attempt to contribute something

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