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contretemps [KON-truh-tahn; Fr. kawntruh-TAHN]

noun
an inopportune occurrence; an embarrassing mischance

An unforeseen event that disrupts the normal course of things; an inopportune occurrence.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/contretemps


I congratulated myself on being the first in line to speak to the new boss to recommend myself and my abilities. Unfortunately a contretemps in the form of a fly buzzing into my mouth as I opened it to speak kept me from giving this boss my name, and Eliza behind me got the promotion.
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