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Question 1: Sic is a ________ word meaning "thus", "so", "as such", or "in such a manner".
LatinOld LatinRoman EmpireVulgar Latin

Question 2: It had a long vowel in Latin (sīc), meaning that it was pronounced like the English word "seek" (________ /'sik/); however, it is normally anglicised to /'sɪk/ (like the English word "sick").
International Phonetic AlphabetX-SAMPAVelar nasalVoiceless alveolar fricative

Question 3: The word sic may be used to show that an uncommon or archaic usage is reported faithfully: for instance, quoting the ________:
United States ConstitutionElectoral College (United States)United StatesUnited States Congress

Question 4: It may also be used to highlight a perceived error, sometimes for the purpose of ridicule, as in this example from ________:
The Sunday TimesThe TimesThe Sun (newspaper)Rupert Murdoch

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