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Feb 26, 2015
This week’s theme
Latin terms in English

This week’s words
modus operandi
per se
ex post
bona fide
per contra

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bona fide

PRONUNCIATION:
(BOH-nuh fyd, FY-dee)

MEANING:
adjective: Genuine.
adverb: In good faith; sincerely.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin bonus (good) + fides (faith). Earliest documented use: 1542.

USAGE:
“How dare this animal treat me with suspicion? I was a bona fide member of the same family.”
From Spooky to Spunky; Gulf News (Dubai); Apr 20, 2012.

See more usage examples of bona fide in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Mirrors, those revealers of the truth, are hated; that does not prevent them from being of use. -Victor Hugo, novelist and dramatist (26 Feb 1802-1885)

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