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word of the day :: prodigious

prodigious: [pruh–dij–uh s] –adjective 1.  extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.: aprodigious research grant.  2. wonderful or marvelous: a prodigious feat. 3. abnormal; monstrous. 4. Obsolete . ominous.    Origin: 1545–55;  < L prōdigiōsus  marvelous. See prodigy, -ous “It is one of the prodigious privileges of art that the horrific, artistically expressed, becomes beauty, and that sorrow, given rhythm and cadence, fills the spirit with a calm … Continue reading

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word of the day :: insouciance

insouciance: [in-soo-see-uhns; Fr. an-soo-syahns] –noun the quality of being insouciant; lack of care or concern; indifference Origin: 1790-1800; < F; see insouciant, –ance “I have to confess that I had gambled on my soul and lost it with heroic insouciance and lightness of touch. … Continue reading

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