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102 Cards in this Set

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ad infinitum
without end
ad nauseam
to the point of disgust
alma mater
"nourishing mother", refers to your college
ante bellum
before the war
ars artis gratia
art for the sake of art
ars longa, vita brevis
art is long, life is short
bona fide
"in good faith", genuine, sincere
carpe diem
"seize the day"
make good use of opportunity
cave canem
beware the dog
cum grano salis
with a grain of salt
de facto
in fact
ex libris
"from the books (of)"
from the library of
exit, exeunt
he goes out, they go out
ex officio
by virtue of one's office
ex post facto
from after the fact, retroactive
ex tempore
on the spur of the moment
festina lente
make haste slowly
in absentia
in absence
in hoc signo vinces
in this sign you will conquer
in loco parentis
in the place of a parent
in medias res
in the middle of things
in memoriam
in memory (of)
in re
in the matter of
in toto
ipso facto
by the very fact itself
lapsus linguae
slip of the tongue
mens sana in corpore sano
a sound mind in a sound body
multum in parvo
much in little
pater patriae
father of (his) country
pax vobiscum
peace (be) with you
per annum
by the year
per capita
by heads, per person
per diem
by the day
per se
by itself
persona non grata
an unwelcome person
post mortem
after death
prima facie
at first appearance
pro and con(tra)
for and against
pro bono publico
for the public welfare
pro tempore
for the time being
quid pro quo
something for something
semper fidelis
always faithful
semper paratus
always prepared
sic transit gloria mundi
thus passes the glory of the world
sine die
without a day, indefinitely
sine qua non
"without which not", a necessity
status quo
the existing state of affairs
tempus fugit
time flies
terra firma
solid ground
word for word
vice versa
"changed and turned"
viva voce
by spoken word (living voice)
ad litem
for the lawsuit
alter idem
another self
ventus -i m
saxum -i n
quercus -i m
oak tree
acer aceris n
maple tree
formica -ae f
fulmen fulminis n
imber imbris m
shower, rainstorm
turbo turbinis m
nebula -ae f
mist, fog
aestas aestatis f
ros roris m
collis collis m
rivus -i m
musca -ae f
arbor arboris f
pinus -i m pine
sol solis m
lilium -i n
ab ovo usque ad mala
from eggs to apples
from beginning to end
ab initio
from the beginning
ad hoc
to this
for this purpose
ad hominem
to the man
ad infinitum
to the infinite
ad libitum (ad lib)
at pleasure
without preparation
ad nauseam
to seasckness
to the point of disgust
defense of being elsewhere when a crime was committed
alma mater
nourishing mother
school/college/school song
foster child
alter ego
another self
amicus curiae
friend of the court
annuit coeptis
He (God) has favored our undertakings
anno Domini
in the year of the Lord
ante bellum
before the war
before the US Civil War
ante meridiem
before noon
arma virumque cano
I sing of wars and a hero
ars gratia artis
art for the sake of art
ars longa, vita brevis
art (is) long, life (is) short
ave atque vale
hail and farewell
bona fide
in good faith
calvo turpius est nihil comato
nothing is uglier than a bald man with hair
carpe diem
seize the day
casus belli
an occasion of was
a cause of war
cave canem
beware the dog
caveat emptor
let the buyer beware
around, approximately
cogito ergo sum
I think, therefore I am
confer (cf.)
horn of plenty