A Word A Day : Aplomb
Word of 27th July 2007: A Word A Day-Aplomb ( Noun ) Aplomb
poise, composureContextual Examples:
In the interview, he answered all the questions with a perfect aplomb
Wellington's nonchalance and aplomb
in the heat of battle always heartened his followers. Synonyms:
11. Self-confidence Contextual Examples:
He showed a remarkable composure
in a difficult situation.
There is a lack of confidence
in the current government.
I admire his coolness
She is facing the prospect of her operation with cheerful equanimity
7. Self-consciousness Contextual Examples:
Much to his chagrin
, he came last in the race.
There is some confusion
about what the right procedure should be.
He persisted with his question despite his obvious discomfiture
She was overcome with embarrassment
at the idea.
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