Foreign words and phrases - Meanings and Examples - Part VI
Foreign words and phrases - Meanings and Examples - Part VIChoose the correct meaning of the foreign phrases given below1. Fade (French):
d. FailedView Answer / Hide Answer
2. Bonhomie (French):
ANSWER: a. Insipid
Example: Such a fade, such a spoilsport he is!
a. Good home
b. A homely place
c. Good/friendly nature
d. A fine houseView Answer / Hide Answer
3. Prima facie (Latin):
ANSWER: c. Good/friendly nature
Example: It was just his bonhomie that has kept the group together.
a. Primal face
b. Primitive man
c. Main facilities
d. At first sight View Answer / Hide Answer
4. Par excellence (French):
ANSWER: d. At first sight
Example: Prima facie, I did not like any of them.
a. To a degree of excellence
b. Beyond excellence
c. Beyond any doubt
d. Far from excellenceView Answer / Hide Answer
5. Mon ami (French):
ANSWER: a. To a degree of excellence
Example: He is a scholar par excellence.
a. My love
b. My aim
c. My friend
d. Happy mindView Answer / Hide Answer
6. R.S.V.P. (Respondez si'l vous plaet) (French):
ANSWER: c. My friend
Example: Forgive me, mon ami.
a. Respond as soon as possible
b. Reply if you please
c. Reply is a must
d. Reply through a letterView Answer / Hide Answer
7. Sine die (Latin):
ANSWER: b. Reply if you please
Example: The invitation asks us to RSVP by this Thursday.
a. A fixed day
b. A signed document
c. A sin
d. Without an appointed dayView Answer / Hide Answer
8. Vice-versa (Latin):
ANSWER: d. Without an appointed day
Example: I went there sine die.
b. The vice officer
c. An evil deed
d. The terms being exchangedView Answer / Hide Answer
9. Vis-a-vis (French):
ANSWER: d. The terms being exchanged
Example: Thus, the government will be profited by the people and vice-versa.
a. In exchange
d. Side-by-sideView Answer / Hide Answer
10. Viva voce (Latin):
ANSWER: b. Face-to-face
Example: He had a vis-a-vis with his boss.
d. In absentia View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: a. Oral
Example: Her viva voce examination is scheduled for the next week.
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