Pronounced as: sang-froyd
Definition: (n) self-possession or imperturbability especially under strain
Synonyms: aplomb, composure, countenance, placidity, tranquility
Antonyms: agitation, disquiet, uneasiness, worry
This word came to me through a comment left on the Wednesday's Word post two weeks ago. This word is of French origin and literally means "cold blood."
Arms tied behind her, Desdemona shows no pain. Her sangfroid mistaken for guilt. Flames lick at her waist. She whispers to the fire. They scream.
Your turn: Show me in the comments how you might use this word in your own writing. As an added challenge, try your hand at a piece of hint fiction (a piece of fiction in 25 words our less that hints to something bigger).