37982404-Word-Power-in-15-Minutes-a-Day

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Unformatted text preview: breads with herbs and onions as early as 500 B.C. 11. potpourri (po-puh-REE). (from the French for rotten pot) A mixture of dried flower petals and spices, kept in a jar for their fragrance; also, any mixture of assorted objects. Jasmine always keeps a vase of potpourri scented with jasmine in her room; for obvious reasons, jasmine is her favorite flower. 12. pro bono publico (pro bonoh POOH-ble- koh). (from the Latin for the public good) Something done for the public good without payment; often shortened to pro bono. Many lawyers contribute their services pro bono to help those who are unable to pay. P R AC T I C E 1 : M ATC H I N G T H E F O R E I G N - B O R N WO R D W I T H I T S ENGLISH MEANING Draw lines to match each foreign-born word with its English meaning. Foreign-Born Word 1. pirouette 2. ad hoc 3. faux pas 4. matinee 5. potpourri 6. ad hominem 7. objet d’art 8. caveat emptor 9. pro bono 10. pizza English Meaning a. mixture of dried flowers and spices b. argument attacking a person, not a position c. reminder to buyers to be careful d. ballet step turning on one foot e. work done for free f. created on the spot, improvised g. embarrassing use of bad manners h. a favorite food the world over i. afternoon performance j. small object of artistic value 188 build word power in special ways P R AC T I C E 2 : F O R E I G...
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