sic transit gloria mundi
Phonetics: sick tran’sit glor’ee-uh mun’dee
Meaning: thus passes away the glory of the world.
Usage: Watching the aging former football quarterback lumber down the street, potbellied and dissipated, his friend shook his head in disbelief and muttered, ‘sic transit gloria mundi’.
sine qua non
Phonetics: sin’ay kwah nohn’
Meaning: indispensable element or condition.
Usage: Lemon is the sine qua non of this recipe.