Terminology Chapter 3 A

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mea culpa

confession of guilt, apology

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modus operandi

method of working or operating

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per diem

by the day, for each day

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status quo

the existing state of affairs

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sub rosa

in great confidence, secretly, literal "under the rose"

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terra firma

solid ground, dry land

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vice versa

with the order changed, conversely

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acumen

clear thinking, keen keen in sight, quick perception

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hiatus

gap, empty space

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benefit

something that is to the advantage of a person, something for the good; also, be good for

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bene

well, good

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malignant

very hateful, very harmful; very dangerous

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mal(e) or malign

bad, evil

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moral

having to do with standards of right and good as they apply to general behavior and character; lesson, especially one stated at the end of a fable

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mortal

sure to die at some point; causing death; of human beings;being that is certain to die; a human being

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mort

death