5 Words of the Work Week (July 6-10)
Goal: Fit word of the day into normal conversion
Pretentious (Adjective)- Characterized by assumption of dignity or importance, especially when exaggerated or undeserved:
Example: The pretentious soccer player scored a goal and for his celebration he jumped in the crowd.
Aplomb (Noun)– Self-confidence or assurance, especially when in a demanding situation.
Example: Malcolm Butler’s pick on the goal line in the Super Bowl, speaks to his ability to handle crucial moments with aplomb.
Dichotomy (Noun)– A division or contrast between two things that are or are not represented as being opposed or entirely different.
Example: To paraphrase what Pablo Picasso once said, “avoid the dichotomy, make your spare time your every time.”
Meliorism (Noun)- The doctrine that the world tends to become better or may be made better by human effort.
Example: The Civil Rights Era is an example of how great people can express their Meliorism.
Virtue (Noun)- Behavior showing high moral standards.
Example: According to Greek philosophers, to reach Eudaimonia (perfect well-being) one must have sounded virtues.
Quote of the Week:
“ All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone”- Blaise Pascal