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Orijinz Quiz #2 Answers

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Origin:

Both of these words derive from a Latin adjective meaning "healthy."  The first word means to address with courtesy or honor.  The second word refers to a simultaneous discharge of two or more guns in military action, an action also sometimes used to show respect or honor.

 

The words are: Salute and Salvo

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Origin:

This word refers to something "complex and clandestine" comes from the name of an ancient city known for its political infighting and intrigue as well as for its unique art and architecture.  That city is now Istanbul and was Constantinople.

The word is:  Byzantine

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Origin:

This phrase meaning "helpless" likely comes from a person being secured to a wooden cylinder to be flogged or hazed.

The phrase is:  Over a barrel

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Origin:

Coming from Latin for "dark," this word refers to something hidden or unclear

The word is:  Obscure

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Origin:

Associated with the 1950 and 1960 ad agencies then located on Madison Avenue in New York and popularized in the 1957 film 12 Angry Men, this phrase means to to tentatively present an idea to your superiors and see whether it receives a favorable reaction

The phrase is:  Run up the flagpole

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Origin:

Today this phrase refers to activities that operate in a rotational manner, like tournaments where each player plays every other.  Originally in the 18th century it referred to a type of petition, in which the complainants signed their names in a circle, to hide who had signed first.   The phrase may also be influenced by a similar French petition in which the names were written on a circle of ribbon

The phrase is:  Round Robin

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Origin:

Translated from German this word means "garden of children."

The word is:  Kindergarten

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Origin:

From a Dutch word meaning "to dip" or  "dipping sauce,"  this word became slang for a stupid person in the mid 1800s and then in the late 1800s, smokers of a semi-liquid opium preparation turned it into a slang word meaning "drug."  In 1981, American rappers created a new slang definition of "excellent" that is still widely used today.

The word is:  Dope

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Origin:

From a Greek word meaning "to overturn," this word originally referred to the finish of a drama, usually a tragedy where the ending was the opposite of what was expected. By the early 1600s, it was being used more generally for any unhappy ending. By the 18th century, it had come to mean truly devastating sudden events, such as earthquakes, fires and floods.  Today it also can figuratively to refer to minor disasters.

The word is:  Catastrophe