Word of the Day – Stoic

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Stoic (noun)


A person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining.

Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek stōïkos

Example sentences

“His stoic response was one of resignation.”

Word of the Day – Oligopsony

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Oligopsony (noun)


A state of the market in which only a small number of buyers exists for a product.

1940s: from oligo- ‘small number’ + Greek opsōnein ‘buy provisions’, on the pattern of monopsony.

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