Foreign Words & Phrases - Meanings and Examples - Part I
Foreign Words & Phrases - Meanings and Examples - Part I Pick the correct meaning for each of the following foreign phrases1. Ab initio (Latin):
b. The initial
d. From the beginningView Answer / Hide Answer
2. Ab origine (Latin):
ANSWER: d. From the beginning
Example: They work closely with their students ab initio.
c. From the origin
d. NativeView Answer / Hide Answer
3. Euge! (Latin, Greek)
ANSWER: c. From the origin
Example: The Indian tribals are there ab origine.
b. Well done!
d. Perfect!View Answer / Hide Answer
4. Dei gratia (Latin):
ANSWER: b. Well done!
Example: Euge, my boy!
b. I am grateful
c. By the grace of God
d. Thank youView Answer / Hide Answer
5. Coup d'etat (French):
ANSWER: c. By the grace of God
Example: Dei gratia you are alive.
a. Sudden overthrow of a government
d. StatehoodView Answer / Hide Answer
6. Boutique (French):
ANSWER: a. Sudden overthrow of a government
Example: Napoleon came to power through a coup d'etat.
c. A shop
d. BouquetView Answer / Hide Answer
7. Eureka!/Meureka! (Greek):
ANSWER: c. A shop
Example: There is a jewellery boutique at the end of this road.
b. I have found!
d. DisappointmentView Answer / Hide Answer
8. Magnum opus (Latin):
ANSWER: b. I have found!
Example: I felt an eureka moment when I solved the math problem.
d. A great workView Answer / Hide Answer
9. Bona fide (Latin):
ANSWER: d. A great work
Example: That was a magnum opus performed on his part.
a. Good faith
b. Good night
d. BenefitView Answer / Hide Answer
10. Au Contraire (French):
ANSWER: a. Good faith
Example: He is a bona fide student of this institute.
b. On the contrary
d. On one's contributionView Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: b. On the contrary
Example: But his insecurities did not hold him back. Au contraire! They drove him towards the spotlight.
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