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Monday, 28 October 2013

Quid Pro Quo

Quid Pro Quo
- A Latin term meaning 'something for something' or 'this for that'.
- Something given in compensation, esp an advantage or object given in exchange for another.
- In politics quid pro quo can refer to the use of political office for personal benefit.

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Example / Usage :
- Court summons XYZee, ABSee in quid pro quo case.
- It remains to be seen if the US would be willing to call off drone strikes in Pakistan without a quid pro quo.

Friday, 25 October 2013


- To put ashore on a deserted island or coast and intentionally abandon.
- To place in an isolated and often dangerous position.

Marooned houses on the Eastern Indian Coast hit by Tropical Cyclone Phailin
Photo Credits : EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection
Example / Usage :
- The rising flood waters marooned us on top of the house.
- Flood situation grim, lakhs marooned, death toll rises to 6.
- Choppers evacuate marooned people, airdrop relief items

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Root Word - Carn

- Related to flesh.

Lion is a Carnivorous animal.
Photo Credits : whippets.chrichri

Examples :
Carnivorous : Flesh eating.
Incarnate : Embodied in human form (especially of a deity or spirit)
Reincarnation :  To undergo rebirth in another body
Carnage : The killing of a large number of people.
Carnify : To become muscular or fleshy