Word of the Day – Solipsism

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Solipsism (noun)

sol-ip-sizm

The view or theory that the self is all that can be known to exist.

Late 19th century: from Latin solus ‘alone’ + ipse ‘self’ + -ism.

Example sentences

“It’s a self centred solipsism where he thinks of no one else.”

Word of the Day – Queach

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Queach (noun) (English regional)

kwee-ch

A dense growth of bushes; a thicket. Also: a patch of untillable land characterized by such thickets.

Late 15th century; earliest use found in The Book of St. Albans. Origin uncertain.
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Word of the Day – Minarchy

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Minarchy (noun)

min-ar-kee

Minimal government; specifically a (hypothetical) form of government that does not interfere with individual rights and civil liberties, and that has itself no right to levy taxes upon legitimately acquired property.

1960s; earliest use found in Ralph Borsodi (1888–1977). From min- + -archy.
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