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Kowtow comes from Mandarin and literally means to 'bow deeply to someone as an act of respect'. In English it's also used figuratively to mean giving too much respect to authority.

Pal was borrowed from a Romany (Gypsy) word meaning 'brother, comrade'. In English it means buddy or mate.

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