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 for panache
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Panache \Pa*nache"\, n. [F., fr. L. penna a feather. See Pen a
     1. A plume or bunch of feathers, esp. such a bunch worn on
        the helmet; any military plume, or ornamental group of
        [1913 Webster]
              A panache of variegated plumes.       --Prescott.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A pleasingly flamboyant style or manner; flair[4]; verve.
        [PJC] Panada

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the
           confident dash of a cavalry officer" [syn: dash, elan,
           flair, panache, style]
      2: a feathered plume on a helmet

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  66 Moby Thesaurus words for "panache":
     animation, blatancy, boldness, brazenness, brio, chic,
     colorfulness, crest, crudeness, cultivation, dash, dazzle,
     dazzlingness, eclat, elan, energy, enthusiasm, extravagance,
     extravaganza, extravagation, feather, flagrancy, flair,
     flamboyance, flashiness, flourish, gaiety, garishness, gaudery,
     gaudiness, glare, glitter, good taste, gorgeousness, gusto, hackle,
     jauntiness, jazziness, liveliness, loudness, luridness,
     meretriciousness, obtrusiveness, pinion, plume, plumule, quill,
     savoir faire, scapular, self-assurance, sensationalism,
     shamelessness, showiness, smartness, sophistication, spirit,
     sportiness, style, swagger, tawdriness, topknot, tuft, verve,
     vigor, vulgarness, zest

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