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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Words of the Day - 01/26/11

am·biv·a·lence

[am-biv-uh-luhns] Show IPA
–noun
1.uncertainty or fluctuation, esp. when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things.
2.Psychology . the coexistence within an individual of positive and negative feelings toward the same person, object, or action, simultaneously drawing him or her in opposite directions.
 

dis·gust

[dis-guhst, dih-skuhst] Show IPA
–verb (used with object)
1.to cause loathing or nausea in.
2.to offend the good taste, moral sense, etc., of; cause extreme dislike or revulsion in: Your vulgar remarks disgust me.
 

ap·a·thy

[ap-uh-thee] Show IPA
–noun, plural -thies.
1.absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement.
2.lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting.
3.Also, ap·a·thei·a, ap·a·thi·a [ap-uh-thee-uh] Show IPA. Stoicism . freedom from emotion of any kind.
 
 

1 comment:

  1. I use disgust(ing) and apathy or apathetic, but don't think I've ever used the word ambivalence. I shall try some time. :-)

    Hope you are having a good week!

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