Home » Entries posted by deedee (Page 172)
Entries posted by deedee

Noun: Zaibatsu  (zye-BAHT-soo) Definition: A powerful financial and industrial conglomerate in Japan. Sample sentence: As owners of a zaibatsu with interests in the insurance and banking industries, the family’s decisions had an undeniable impact on the Japanese economy.

Continue reading …

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room of Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.

Continue reading …

Noun: Palinode  (PAL-uh-nohd) Definition: 1. An ode or song recanting or retracting something in an earlier poem. 2. A formal retraction. Sample sentence: Leslie Gore’s “It’s Judy’s Turn to Cry” is a palinode to “It’s My Party.”

Continue reading …

The holidays should not be as much about opening our gifts, but more about opening our hearts.

Continue reading …

Adjective: Syncretic  (sin-KRET-ik) Definition: Characterized or brought about by a combination of different forms of belief or practice. Sample sentence: Dr. Portman practices a syncretic form of medicine, borrowing from both Eastern and Western medical traditions.

Continue reading …

Change can be scary, but what is even more scary is allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving and progressing.

Continue reading …

Noun: Oxymoron  (ahk-sih-MOR-on) Definition: A combination of contradictory or incongruous words; broadly, something (such as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements. Sample sentence: A “healthy snack” sounds like an oxymoron to those used to defining snacks as candy bars and chips.

Continue reading …

If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can’t buy.

Continue reading …

Adjective: Ergonomic  (er-guh-NAH-mik) Definition: 1. Of or relating to the science of designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely. 2. Designed or arranged for safe, comfortable and efficient use. Sample sentence: Clara hoped the ergonomic arrangement of her new workstation would help reduce the daily […]

Continue reading …

When you can no longer change the situation you are in, remove yourself from that situation.

Continue reading …