Gallows Humor

gallows humor “Gallows Humor” Meaning: Humor that aims to make grim subjects, like death, funny or comical. (A “gallows” is the wooden frame from which criminals were traditionally hanged.) A: “Why would he say a morbid thing like that?” B: “Oh,...

Cause célèbre

cause celebre “Cause célèbre” Origin: 1. A controversy that causes public debate. The town’s polluted drinking water became a national cause célêbre when it was discovered that the local leaders had allowed it to happen. 2. A legal case that is famous or celebrated. The...

Trust in God but Tie...

Trust in God but Tie Up Your Camel “Trust in God but Tie Up Your Camel” Meaning: Have faith, but also take prudent action. My mother is very spiritual but also takes many steps to maintain her health. Trust in God, but tie up your camel, as the saying...

Hegemony

Hegemony “Hegemony” Pronounced “he·?ge·?mo·?ny | \ hi-?je-m?-n? , -?ge-; ?he-j?-?m?-n? \” Definition: 1 : preponderant influence or authority over others : domination battled for hegemony in Asia 2 : the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a...

Hubris

hubris “Hubris” Pronounced “hu·?bris | \ ?hyü-br?s” Definition: : exaggerated pride or self-confidence

Legion

legion “Legion” Pronounced “le·?gion | \ ?l?-j?n ” Origin: 1 : the principal unit of the Roman army comprising 3000 to 6000 foot soldiers with cavalry Caesar and his legions defeated the Gauls. 2 : a large military force especially : army sense 1a the French Foreign...

Auspicious

auspicious “aus·pi·cious” adjective \o?-?spi-sh?s\ showing or suggesting that future success is likely : propitious <made an auspicious beginning> attended by good fortune : prosperous <an auspicious year> showing or suggesting that future success is...

Dystopian

dystopian “Dystopian” dys·?to·?pi·?an | \ (?)dis-?t?-p?-?n : of, relating to, or being an imagined world or society in which people lead dehumanized, fearful lives : relating to or characteristic of a...

Gravitas

“Gravitas” Pronounced ” ” Origin:

Molan labe

“Molon labe” Pronounced “Moh-lone Lah-Veh” “Fiat” is hortatory subjunctive, and the word “caelum: is nominative singular for “sky.” Let justice be done, though the sky rues. Origin: Greek: “come and take”, is a classical...

Anathema

Anathema a·nath·e·ma [uh-nath-uh-muh] noun, plural a·nath·e·mas. a person or thing detested or loathed: That subject is anathema to him. a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or destruction. a formal ecclesiastical curse involving excommunication. any imprecation of divine...

Vestigial

I am not sure about this Alex word. I will have to listen again to see how he uses it in a sentence. I am posting this until I get confirmation. Pronunciation Definition : the last small part that remains of something that existed before : the smallest possible amount of something Full...

Cognitive Dissidence

Cognitive Dissidence cog·ni·tive [kog-ni-tiv] adjective of or pertaining to the act or process of knowing, perceiving, remembering, etc.; of or relating to cognition: cognitive development; cognitive functioning. of or pertaining to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and...

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