Word of the Day – Zeitgeist

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Zeitgeist (noun)

zait-gaist

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’.

Example sentences

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

Word of the Day – Oligopsony

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Oligopsony (noun)

ol-ig-op-son-ee

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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