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1) ad hominem. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Appealing to personal considerations rather than to logic or reason: Debaters should avoid ad hominem arguments that question their opponents' motives. Latin : ad,...

2) ad-lib. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: ad-·libbed, ad-·lib·bing, ad-·libs To improvise and deliver extemporaneously. To engage in improvisation, as during delivery of a speech. (adlib)...

3) ad, advert, advertisement. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...The clipped form ad is Informal and Conversational. The full word has at least four acceptable pronunciations in American English: AD-vuhr-TEIZ-mint, AD-vuhr-TEIZ-mint,...

4) ad hoc. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...For the specific purpose, case, or situation at hand and for no other: a committee formed ad hoc to address the issue of salaries. 1. Formed for or concerned with...

5) ad feminam. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...considerations concerning women, especially prejudices against them. See Usage Note at ad hominem. Latin ad, to + fminam, accusative of fmina, woman.ad femi·nam -ADVERB...

6) ad-lib. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Something improvised: extemporization, impromptu, improvisation. See PLANNED, PREPARED. To compose or recite without preparation: extemporize, fake, improvise, make...

7) ad interim. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Temporarily assuming the duties of another: acting, interim, pro tem, provisional, temporary. See CONTINUE, SUBSTITUTE....

8) ad hoc. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...ad hoc (ad HOK, ad HOHK) A phrase describing something created especially for a particular occasion: We need an ad hoc committee to handle this new problem immediately....

9) ad hominem. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...ad hominem (ad HOM-uh-nem, ad HOM-uh-nuhm) A Latin expression meaning to the man. An ad hominem argument is one that relies on personal attacks rather than reason...

10) ad hoc. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...Englished as either AHD HOK, AHD HAHK, AD HOK, or AD HAHK, this Latin tag means in this instance only, only for this purpose. An ad hoc committee is automatically...

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