Word Of The Week

Rambunctious (adj.)

  1. Boisterous and disorderly; unruly.

 

“The golden age, when rambunctious spirits were regarded as the source of evil.” Friedrich Nietzsche

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Extrapolate (vb)

  1. To infer something not known from the known facts, using logic and reason.
  2. Maths to estimate the value of a function or measurement beyond the known values, by the extension of a curve.

 

“Who knows the minds of men and how they reason and what their methodology is? But I am not going to extrapolate from the General Conference backing out on my book and make it a personal issue” Walter Martin

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Exponential (adj).

(1)   Maths of or involving numbers raised to an exponent.

(2)   Informal very rapid

 

Makes me think of Sam in Stargate, but get this …

“Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Anthropological Commentary the opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true.”  Neils Bohr

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Existential  adj.

  1. Of or relating to existence, especially human existence.

 

Love this:

“I have a very good life, so I have nothing to complain about. Sometimes, I just have existential angst.”  Meg Ryan

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Obfuscate (v) 

 

Definition:

  1. To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand.
  2. To render indistinct or dim; darken.

 

“You’re supposed to tell the truth and be open and transparent and candid about your prospects, not obfuscate.” Neil Minow

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Mellifluous (adj)

Definiton:

  1. Flowing with sweetness and honey.
  2. Smooth and sweet.

 

And here’s a quote from Sam Walter Foss:

“The sweet mellifluous milking of a cow.”

 

<— I don’t think the cow agrees with him!

 

Now this is much better … —>

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Unctuous (adj)

Definition: (of a person) 1. Excessively or ingratiatingly flattering. Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

2. Having the quality or characteristics of oil or ointment; slippery.

3. Containing or composed of oil or fat.

4. Abundant in organic materials; soft and rich.

And here’s a quote from Bertrand Russell:

“The doctrine, as I understand it, consists in maintaining that the language of daily life, with words used in their ordinary meanings, suffices for philosophy, which has no need of technical terms or of changes in the significance of common terms. I find myself totally unable to accept this view. I object to it

1. Because it is insincere.

2. Because it is capable of excusing ignorance of mathematics, physics and neurology in those who have had only a classical education.

3. Because it is advanced by some in a tone of unctuous rectitude, as if opposition to it were a sin against democracy.

4. Because it makes philosophy trivial.

5. Because it makes almost inevitable the perpetuation amongst philosophers of the muddle-headedness they have taken over from common sense.”

 

Hear hear, Berty, you tell ’em!

Word Of The Week

Sagacious (adj.)


Definition:

1. Shrewd; showing keen mental discernment and good judgement. ‘A  sagacious remark’.

 

A profound thought:

“Every man, however wise, needs advice from some sagacious friend in the affairs of life.”  Titus Maccius Plautus