Word of the day for Monday

They say if you use a word 3 times in the right context, then it’s yours for life! I’ve been doing this my whole life and found it works. So that’s why I share it with you. If you love words as much as I do, I hope you enjoy this blog!

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New one for me!
Happy Monday and make it a great day! 🙂

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

Word of the day~ January 3rd – SoundCloud

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peremptory • \puh-REMP-tuh-ree\  • adjective
1 : barring a right of action, debate, or delay 2 : expressive of urgency or command 3 : marked by arrogant self-assurance : haughty 

Examples:
The manager’s peremptory rejection of any suggestions for improving office efficiency did little to inspire our confidence in his ability to help turn the company around. 

“Depending on the situation, Elliott can heap upon her teammates words of encouragement or, when it’s needed, she can also be peremptory.” — Chris Hummer,Midland (Texas) Reporter-Telegram, November 10, 2014

Did you know?
Peremptory is ultimately from Latin perimere, which means “to take entirely” or “destroy” and comes from per-(“thoroughly”) and emere (“to take”). Peremptory implies the removal of one’s option to disagree or contest something. It sometimes suggests an abrupt dictatorial manner combined with an unwillingness to tolerate disobedience or dissent (as in “he was given a peremptory dismissal”). A related term is the adjective preemptive, which comes from Latin praeemere—from prae- (“before”) plus emerePreemptive means “marked by the seizing of the initiative” (as in “a preemptive attack”).

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

Love Of Words’ Word of the day!

Weltanschauung  

VELT-ahn-shou-oong, noun

1. German. a comprehensive conception or image of the universe and of humanity’s relation to it.

Quotes:

There’s nothing in our Weltanschauung, carefully considered, that could object to a masculine eros.

— Jonathan Littell, translated by Charlotte Mandell, The Kindly Ones, 2009

“…Or isn’t that in your particular Weltanschauung?” (He’d used that word in English class a few days before and it had made a great hit.) “Sir, in my Weltanschauung it’s the bird that flies by itself.” “Beating its own wings?” “You’ve got it, sir.”

— Jonathan Strong, “The Bird That Flies by Beating Its Wings,” The Haunts of His Youth, 1999

Origin:

Weltanschauung entered English in the 1860s from German meaning “world-view.”

Love of Words’ word of the day!

heterodox • \HET-uh-ruh-dahks\  • adjective
1 : contrary to or different from an acknowledged standard, a traditional form, or an established religion :unorthodox, unconventional 2 : holding unorthodox opinions or doctrines 

Examples:
A lifelong contrarian, Alexa was known for putting forth heterodox opinions in her weekly culture column. 

“Levy is an intellectual descendant of the economist Hyman Minsky, a heterodox thinker who spent many years working at the Jerome Levy Economic Institute and whose theories were largely ignored by economists up until the latest financial crisis.” — Chris Matthews, Fortune, October 28, 2014

Did you know?
“Orthodoxy … is my doxy—heterodoxy is another man’s doxy,” quipped 18th-century bishop William Warburton. He was only punning, but it is true that individuals often see other people’s ideas as unconventional while regarding their own as beyond reproach. The antonyms orthodox and heterodox developed from the same root, the Greek doxa, which means “opinion.” Heterodox derives from doxa plus heter-, a combining form meaning “other” or “different”; orthodoxy pairs doxa with orth-, meaning “correct” or “straight.”

Word of the day for Tuesday!

redux • \ree-DUKS\  • adjective
: brought back 

Examples:
Now running in his own campaign, the son of the former mayor was advised to develop his own identity and not simply portray himself as his father redux

“Think of it as ‘Combat Evolved’ redux. ‘Destiny’ wants to meld the multiplayer and single-player experience into a coherent whole.” — Gieson Cacho, San Jose Mercury News, September 16, 2014

Did you know?
In Latin, redux (from the verb reducere, meaning “to lead back”) can mean “brought back” or “bringing back.” The Romans used redux as an epithet for the Goddess Fortuna with its “bringing back” meaning; Fortuna Redux was “one who brings another safely home.” But it was the “brought back” meaning that made its way into English. Redux belongs to a small class of English adjectives that are always used postpositively—that is, they always follow the words they modify. Redux has a history of showing up in titles of English works, such as John Dryden’s Astraea Redux (a poem “on the happy restoration and return of his sacred majesty, Charles the Second”), Anthony Trollope’s Phineas Redux, and John Updike’s Rabbit Redux.

Word of the day for Saturday, October 18th

neophilia • \nee-uh-FILL-ee-uh\  • noun
: love or enthusiasm for what is new or novel 

Examples:
Loretta wondered if it was neophilia that led her husband to buy shiny new power tools even when the ones he already had were in perfect condition. 

“Time was, not too many years ago, when shopping was a pleasure. The atmosphere at the malls, the array of items, the decor, the people, the variety of shops, all beckoned to our neophilia, although I wasn’t aware there was a word for it.” — Juanita Hughes, Cherokee Tribune(Canton, Georgia), September 2, 2014

Did you know?
The earliest known example of neophilia in print is from an 1899 issue of Political Science Quarterly, a publication of Columbia University. The word is a combination of the Greek-derived combining forms neo-, meaning “new,” and-philia, meaning “liking for.” In the 1930s, the formneophily was introduced as a synonym of neophilia, but no neophilia could save it from obscurity—it has never caught on. The opposite of neophilia is neophobia, meaning “a dread of or aversion to novelty.” It has been around slightly longer than neophilia, having first appeared in 1886.