Everydayus Latin, pt. 3
Per se means “in itself.”
Status quo means “existing state” to describe affairs as they are now.
Semi means “half.”
Ad hoc means “for this” or, in English use, “as needed / necessary.”
Mea culpa means “through my fault” often used as an admission of guilt in the legal (and religious) senses.
Verbatim means “word for word” or exactly as written.
Persona non grata means “an unwelcome person” and is now usually used in the diplomatic or political realms.