Month: June 2018

Montesquieu

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“False happiness renders men stern and proud and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible and that is always shared.” Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu was a French judge and […]

Flexitarian

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A person whose diet is mostly vegetarian but sometimes includes meat, fish, or poultry. Of or relating to flexitarians or their diet. Many yogis and yoginis are flexitarians. Some adhere to stricter dietary rules and are vegetarians or even vegans.

Transmundane

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Reaching or existing beyond the physical or visible world. (Trans = through and mund = world) Belief in God is belief in the transmundane.

Farouche

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French. 1. Sullenly unsocial or shy. 2. Fierce. The child’s farouche demeanor made finding playmates difficult.

Benedict

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A newly married man, especially one who has long been a bachelor. I wonder what the feminine equivalent to “benedict” is.

Scupper

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1. British. Informal. To prevent from happening or succeeding. 2. British. Military. To overwhelm, surprise and destroy. 1. The presentation was scuppered on account of poor preparation. 2. The defending platoon scuppered the invading forces that outnumbered them.

God Bless the Animals

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Yesterday I posted a link to a story about a puppy in Turkey that I saw earlier in the week on Twitter. Usually we see heart-warming stories of our heroic furry friends defying health problems or abuse. This little puppy […]

Nature and Books

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“Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson brings up relativism, the idea that we, as individuals, hold up a unique perspective that colors the lens with which we see the world. Two […]

Pellucid

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Clear in meaning, expression, or style. Allowing the maximum passage of light, as glass; translucent. 1. All creators hope for a pellucid result. 2. The sun can only peak through pellucid covers.