Category: Word of the Day
kwId pro kwo
(Latin) one thing in return for another.
He expects a quid pro quo after helping with my legislation.
spo li eI shən
1. the act or practice of seizing others’ goods, such as the plundering of neutral ships by the navy of a warring nation.
2. in law, the altering or destroying of a document or other evidence.
The committee deemed her deletion of email relevant to their investigation as spoliation of evidence.
sae kro saengkt
1: regarded as dedicated to holy use or as so sacred as to be immune to desecration; inviolable; consecrate.
The tomb is considered sacrosanct.
2: so important or revered as to be beyond any alteration or criticism.
Their yearly Super Bowl ritual is sacrosanct, so there is no use suggesting doing anything different.
coarsely or indecently humorous; risqué.
Burlesque shows featured popular music, bawdy comedy acts, and sometimes striptease.
aI ka n@ klae stihk
attacking or breaking away from established traditions, beliefs, or values.
Jackson Pollock’s splatter paintings were iconoclastic in the world of fine art.