Monthly Archives: January 2014

Jan
29
2014

ne plus ultra

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neI plUs Ul tra

noun
(Latin) the highest point, especially of achievement or excellence; ultimate.

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Jan
28
2014

efficient

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ih fI sh@nt

adjective
definition:  operating or performing in an effective and competent manner, with little wasted effort.
example:  The restaurant established an efficient way to train new employees.
example:  Google made searching the Internet much more efficient.
example:  Because he was an efficient worker, he had time left over to develop some of his own ideas.
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Jan
28
2014

ex cathedra

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eksthi drə  [or]  eks kae thih drə

adjective & adverb

from the chair (Latin); with the authority of one’s office or rank (used especially of statements from the pope regarding faith and morals).
example: Catholic doctrine considers the Pope infallible when he speaks ex cathedra.  (more…)

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Jan
27
2014

colleague

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ka lig

noun
definition:  someone who shares the same profession, work, or employer.
example:  She was honored by her colleagues in the field with a special award.
example:  The doctor brought up the question with some of his colleagues at the seminar.
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Jan
27
2014

sine qua non

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saI ni kweI nan [or] sI neI kwa non

noun
(Latin) something necessary; indispensable item or condition. (more…)

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