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kudos /ˈkjuːdɒs/
noun
praise and honor received for an achievement:
she was looking for kudos rather than profit.
• informal, mainly North American compliments or congratulations: kudos to everyone who put the event together.

THESAURUS
kudos /ˈkjuːdɒs/
noun
much kudos is attached to the position: PRESTIGE, cachet, glory, honor, status, standing, distinction, prestigiousness, fame, celebrity, reputation, repute, renown, notability; admiration, respect, esteem, acclaim, acclamation, applause, praise, credit, approbation, tribute. ANTONYMS obscurity, infamy

USAGE
Kudos comes from Greek and means ‘glory.’ Despite appearances, it is not a plural form. This means that there is no singular form kudo and that use as a plural, as in the following sentence, is incorrect: he received many kudos for his work (correct use is he received much kudos for his work).

ORIGIN
late 18th century: Greek.

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pinpoint /ˈpɪnpɔɪnt/
verb [with object]
find or locate exactly: one flare had pinpointed the target | it is difficult to pinpoint the source of his life's inspiration.

THESAURUS
pinpoint /ˈpɪnpɔɪnt/
verb
pinpoint the cause of the trouble: IDENTIFY, discover, determine, distinguish, find, locate, detect, track down, run to earth, spot, diagnose, recognize, name, single out, pick out, pin down, home in on, zero in on, nail down, put one's finger on.