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Dictionary of Foreign Words: Vocabulary Building (eBook)

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, Education & Language
Language: English
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Foreign Words in English are words that have been adopted from another language. There are a lot of foreign words and phrases that are commonly used in the English language. In this book, you will study and learn various common and useful foreign words and phrases, parts of speech they belong to, and their meanings.

Foreign Words -- A

01 -- a fortiori (Latin) (adv.) -- for or with similar but greater or stronger or convincing reasons [a fortiori- literal meaning: “from (the) stronger argument”; origin: early 17th century]

02 -- a la (French) (prep.) -- in the same style or manner as sb/sth else; according to [origin: 17th century]

03 -- a la carte (French) (adj.) -- allowing selection from a list of dishes that have separate prices shown on menu in a restaurant || (adv.) -- by ordering individually or separated priced food dishes from the menu [a la carte- literal meaning: "according to the (menu) card”; origin: 19th century]

04 -- a la mode (French) (adj.) -- (a). [not before noun] according to latest fashion; fashionable | (b). [after noun] served in a particular style, as pie with ice cream || (adv.) -- (a). in a fashionable way | (b). with ice cream on top or on the side [a la mode- literal meaning: "according to the fashion”; origin: 16th century]

05 -- a posteriori (Latin) (adj.) -- analyzing or using knowledge, principle, fact or information obtained after something happened || (adv.) -- in a manner that is based on analyzing or using knowledge, principle, fact or information obtained after something happened [a posteriori- literal meaning: "from what comes after”; origin: early 17th century]

06 -- a priori (Latin) (adj.) -- analyzing or using knowledge, principle, fact or information that you already have to decide the probable effects or results of sth || (adv.) -- in a manner that is based on analyzing or using knowledge, principle, fact or information that you already have to decide the probable effects or results of sth [a priori- literal meaning: “from what comes before”; origin: late 16th century]

07 -- a tempo (Italian) (adj.) -- resuming the original or previous speed at which a piece of music should be played || (adv.) -- in a manner that is based on resuming the original or previous speed at which a piece of music should be played [a tempo- literal meaning: "in (the regular) time]”; origin: 1730--40]

08 -- ab initio (Latin) (adj.) -- starting from the beginning || (adv.) -- from the beginning; from the inception or scratch

09 -- abba (appa) (IndE) [n.] -- (especially as a form of address in Muslim families) a father

10 -- ach (ScotE) (excl.) -- used to express the fact that you are pleased, surprised, impatient, regretful, sorry, etc. [origin: 15th Century]

11 -- achcha (IndE) (excl.) -- (a). used to show that you agree with sth or allows, accepts, understands, etc. sth | (b). used to express the fact that you are surprised, pleased, regretful, etc.

12 -- ad hoc (Latin) (adj.) -- arranged or happening for a particular purpose or immediate need when required and not planned in advance [ad hoc- literal meaning: "to this”; origin: 1550--60]

13 -- ad infinitum (Latin) (adv.) -- again and again in the same way; without coming to end [ad infinitum- literal meaning: "to infinity”]

14 -- ad nauseam (Latin) (adv.) -- in a manner that involves doing or saying sth again and again and thus it becomes annoying, boring or tiresome [ad nauseam- literal meaning: "to (the point of) sickness”]

15 -- afara (WAfrE) [n.] -- (a). a tall W African hardwood tree; (b). a bridge, usually made of wood of afara (hardwood tree) [origin: 1920]

16 -- affaire (French) [n.] -- a love affair [affaire- literal meaning: "affair (of the heart)”; origin: early 19th century]

17 -- agent provocateur (French) [n.] -- a person who is employed by a government to induce political rivals to break the law so that they can be put behind the bars [agent provocateur- literal meaning: "provocative agent”; origin: late 19th century]

18 -- age-set (EAfrE) [n.] -- a group of people who belongs to the same age or a similar age category [origin: 1920s]

19 -- aide-memoiere (French) [n.] -- a thing such as a book, document, etc. that helps you to remember sth (pl. aides-memoire, aides-memoires) [aide-memoiere (from ‘aider and mémoire’)- literal meaning: “to help + memory”; origin: mid 19th century]

20 -- aikido (Japanese) [n.] -- a Japanese system of martial arts in which you hold and throw your opponent using your wrist, joint, and elbow grips [aikido (from ‘ai + ki + dō’)- literal meaning: “unify + spirit + way”; origin: 1950s]

About the Author

Manik Joshi was born on January 26, 1979, at Ranikhet, a picturesque town in the Kumaon region of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. He is a permanent resident of the Sheeshmahal area of Kathgodam located in the city of Haldwani in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand in India. He completed his schooling in four different schools. He is a science graduate in the ZBC – zoology, botany, and chemistry – subjects. He is also an MBA with a specialization in marketing. Additionally, he holds diplomas in “computer applications”, “multimedia and web-designing”, and “computer hardware and networking”. During his schooldays, he wanted to enter the field of medical science; however, after graduation, he shifted his focus to the field of management. After obtaining his MBA, he enrolled in a computer education center; he became so fascinated with working on the computer that he decided to develop his career in this field. Over the following years, he worked at some computer-related full-time jobs. Following that, he became interested in Internet Marketing, particularly in domaining (business of buying and selling domain names), web design (creating websites), and various other online jobs. However, later he shifted his focus solely to self-publishing. Manik is a nature-lover. He has always been fascinated by overcast skies. He is passionate about traveling and enjoys solo travel most of the time rather than traveling in groups. He is actually quite a loner who prefers to do his own thing. He likes to listen to music, particularly when he is working on the computer. Reading and writing are definitely his favorite pastimes, but he has no interest in sports. Manik has always dreamt of a prosperous life and prefers to live a life of luxury. He has a keen interest in politics because he believes it is politics that decides everything else. He feels a sense of gratification sharing his experiences and knowledge with the outside world. However, he is an introvert by nature and thus gives prominence to only a few people in his personal life. He is not a spiritual man, yet he actively seeks knowledge about the metaphysical world; he is particularly interested in learning about life beyond death. In addition to writing academic/informational text and fictional content, he also maintains a personal diary. He has always had a desire to stand out from the crowd. He does not believe in treading the beaten path and avoids copying someone else’s path to success. Two things he always refrains from are smoking and drinking; he is a teetotaler and very health-conscious. He usually wakes up before the sun rises. He starts his morning with meditation and exercise. Fitness is an integral and indispensable part of his life. He gets energized by solving complex problems. He loves himself the way he is and he loves the way he looks. He doesn’t believe in following fashion trends. He dresses according to what suits him and what he is comfortable in. He believes in taking calculated risks. His philosophy is to expect the best but prepare for the worst. According to him, you can’t succeed if you are unwilling to fail. For Manik, life is about learning from mistakes and figuring out how to move forward.

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