À la carte On the menu, with each dish priced.
À la mode Fashionable; also, in the
with ice cream. USA
Agent provocateur 'Provocative agent' - a spy employed to induce or incite a suspected person or group to commit an incriminating act.
Aide-de-camp An officer who assists a general in his military duties.
Aide-mémoire An aid to memory.
Après-ski Socializing after a skiing session. Also a name of a type of footwear worn after removing ski boots.
Art déco 'Decorative art' - a style of art originating in
in the early 20th century. An eclectic and glamourous artform, taking in
aspects of Paris
Cubism and geometric industrial design.
Art nouveau 'New art' - a style of art developed towards the end of the 19th century. It is characterized by ornamentation based on organic or foliate forms and by its asymmetric and curvaceous lines.
Au contraire To the contrary. Often used with an arch or rather camp form of delivery.