Abnegation - noun. self denial; Filipino: pagpapakasakit
The prince finally realized what is important in life, and gave up all his worldly goods as start of his abnegation.
Abrogate - verb. to annul or repeal; Filipino: magpawalang-bisa
The new cabinet secretary would like to abrogate the existing color coding scheme to improve traffic problems in major cities of the country.
Ad hominem - Latin. short for argumentum ad hominem which is arguing by appealing to emotion; attacking the motive, character or other attribute of the person making the argument;
Attacking the CEO because of his irrational behavior is an ad hominem strategy.
Harbinger - noun. a person or thing that signals the approach of another; Filipino: tagapagbalita
The 9-day straight rainpour is enough harbinger that the rainy season is upon us.
Lackey - noun. a servant; Filipino: tagasunod
Would you vote for a political candidate who treats women like servants and men like lackeys?
Singularity - noun. condition or state of being unique; Filipino: kakaibahan
What's admirable about him is his determination and singularity of purpose to eliminate prohibited drugs in the Philippines.