One jumped out at me and although I was already familiar with it, the definition struck a chord:
sangfroid |sä ng 'frwä|nouncomposure or coolness, sometimes excessive, as shown in danger or under trying circumstancesPresident Obama’s sangfroid in the face of economic collapse leads one to believe that controverting American exceptionalism is his goal.
To add to the definition, sangfroid is most easily achieved by closing ones eyes and turning up the volume on the MP3 player until the annoying sounds of people screaming and yelling is drowned out. Here's a reference:
The man at the wheel was made to feel
Contempt for the wildest blow-ow-ow
Tho' it often appeared when the gale had cleared,
That he'd been in his bunk below.