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Word of the day – Mimesis

Word of the Day : January 11, 2021 Mimesis noun muh-MEE-sis Definition : imitation, mimicry Did you know? Mimesis is a term with an undeniably classical pedigree. Originally a Greek word, it has been used in aesthetic or artistic theory to refer to the attempt to imitate or reproduce reality since Plato and Aristotle. Mimesis is derived from the Greek verb mimeisthai, … Continue reading Word of the day – Mimesis

Word of the day – Opprobrium

Word of the Day : December 22, 2020 Opprobrium Definition 1 : something that brings disgrace 2 a : public disgrace or ill fame that follows from conduct considered grossly wrong or vicious b : contempt, reproach Did you know? Opprobrium was borrowed into English from Latin in the 17th century. It derives from the Latin verb opprobrare, which means "to reproach." … Continue reading Word of the day – Opprobrium