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2005-08-15 15:42:24

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan ordered a broad independent review of U.N. procurement practices on Monday following the discovery that a senior U.N. purchasing official was shaking down contractors.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.