Word of the Day – Zeitgeist

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Zeitgeist (noun)


The defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time.

Mid 19th century: from German Zeitgeist, from Zeit ‘time’ + Geist ‘spirit’.

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“The outfits really captured the zeitgeist of the 60s era.”

Word of the Day – Equanimity

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Equanimity (noun)


Calmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation.

Early 17th century (also in the sense ‘fairness, impartiality’): from Latin aequanimitas, from aequus ‘equal’ + animus ‘mind’.

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Word of the Day – Procacity

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Procacity (noun)


Insolence or arrogance in attitude or tone; cheekiness; forwardness; an instance of this.

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Wilfrid Holme (d. 1538), author. From (i) Middle French procacité and its etymon (ii) classical Latin procācitāt-, procācitās forwardness, impudence from procāc-, procāx forward, bold, impudent, frivolous + -itās.

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