Perquisite - #470


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Jan 02 2019 14

Today’s word of the day is perquisite. It’s spelled P-E-R-Q-U-I-S-I-T-E. Perquisite is a noun that means a privilege or profit made in addition to regular pay.


The Latin verb quarere (KWA were ay)which means ‘to ask’ has given birth to many commonly used words. Among them, are inquire, inquiry, query and quest. The best way to understand perquisite’s use is  to recall that the word perk is a shortened variation of it.


Being a flight attendant can be hard work with long hours. Jan, however had no complaints about it because she simply adored the job’s perquisites.


The spelling of perquisite is P-E-R-Q-U-I-S-I-T-E.