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Word of the Day – Miasma

Miasma noun mye-AZ-muh Definition 1 : a vaporous exhalation formerly believed to cause disease; also : a heavy vaporous emanation or atmosphere 2 : an influence or atmosphere that tends to deplete or corrupt; also : an atmosphere that obscures : fog Did you know? In notes taken during a voyage to South America on the HMS Beagle in the 1830s, Charles Darwin described an illness that he believed was caused by … Continue reading Word of the Day – Miasma

Word of the Day – Bumptious

Word of the Day : June 8, 2021 Bumptious Definition : presumptuously, obtusely, and often noisily self-assertive : obtrusive Did you know? While we've uncovered evidence dating bumptious to the beginning of the 19th century, the word was uncommon enough decades later that Edward Bulwer-Lytton included the following in his 1850 My Novel: "'She holds her head higher, I think,' said … Continue reading Word of the Day – Bumptious

Word of the day – Solipsism

Word of the Day : June 7, 2021 Solipsism noun SOH-lip-sih-zum Definition : a theory holding that the self can know nothing but its own modifications and that the self is the only existent thing; also : extreme egocentrism Did you know? French philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650) can be blamed for the idea that if one whittles away beliefs about which … Continue reading Word of the day – Solipsism