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 Post subject: Re: Word of the day
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Hikikomori: people who withdraw from the world. Japanese.

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 Post subject: Re: Word of the day
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panopticon

panˈɒptɪk(ə)n/

noun historical

noun: panopticon; plural noun: panopticons

a circular prison with cells arranged around a central well, from which prisoners could at all times be observed.



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Hikikomori: people who withdraw from the world. Japanese.


An interesting word sir.......... in context(s).

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positivity

[poz-i-tiv-i-tee]

noun, plural positivities.

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the state or character of being positive: a positivity that accepts the world as it is.

2.
something positive.

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Icarian

[ih-kair-ee-uh n, ahy-kair-]

adjective

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of or like Icarus.

2.
of or relating to Icaria or its inhabitants.

noun

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an inhabitant of Icaria.

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apocrypha

[uh-pok-ruh-fuh]

noun, (often used with a singular verb)

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(initial capital letter) a group of 14 books, not considered canonical, included in the Septuagint and the Vulgate as part of the Old Testament, but usually omitted from Protestant editions of the Bible.

2.
various religious writings of uncertain origin regarded by some as inspired, but rejected by most authorities.

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writings, statements, etc., of doubtful authorship or authenticity.

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Chung: fit, good looking. Alternately, high on weed.

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Drachenfutter: literally dragon food. A gift given to a spouse or partner to make up for some transgression. (German).

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Kummerspeck: Excess weight gain due to emotion-caused over-eating. (German).

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aura
ˈɔːrə/

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noun: aura; plural noun: aurae; plural noun: auras

1.
the distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround and be generated by a person, thing, or place.

"the ceremony retains an aura of mystery"

synonyms: atmosphere, air, quality, aspect, character, ambience, mood, spirit, feeling, feel, flavour, colouring, colour, complexion, climate, tone, overtone, undertone, tenor, impression, suggestion, emanation;

vibrations;
informalvibes, vibe
"the Peak District will always retain a magical aura"

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(in spiritualism and some forms of alternative medicine) a supposed emanation surrounding the body of a living creature and regarded as an essential part of the individual.

"emotional, mental, and spiritual levels form an energy field around the body known as the aura"

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