Foreign Words

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There are few Foreign Words which we widely use in our English writings and conversations.


Examples :
  1. Ab initio = from the very beginning.

    I have studied Economics ab initio.


  2. Ad hoc = established for a special purpose.

    An ad hoc committee was appointed.


  3. Alma mater = mother institutions.

    We must always honour and remember our alma mater.


  4. Alter ego = bosom friend

    Mr. Raj is my alter ego.



Learn the following :


  1. Alpha and Omega = beginning and end

  2. Ad libitum = as much as you please

  3. Anno Domini = in the year of our Lord A.D.

  4. Alumni = Ex-students of college

  5. Bona fide = regular, genuine

  6. De facto = real

  7. De gratia = by the grace of God

  8. En masse = in a mass

  9. En route = on the way

  10. Ex – parte = on one side only

  11. Ibid = in the same book, chapter

  12. Ex – officio = in virtue of one’s office

  13. Idest = That is to say

  14. Ipso facto = by that very fact

  15. Nota bene = N.B. take notice

  16. Par capital = very rare and unique

  17. Per capital = per individual

  18. Prima facio = based on the first impression

  19. Vice versa = in opposed ways

  20. Viva vise = oral test



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