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Wondrous Words Wednesday

June 5, 2019

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!   If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!

I found these words in IN PAIN by Travis Rieder.

1. akratic – “On this sort of view, we can make sense of what it means to be weak-willed — or as philosophers like to say, “akratic” (from the Greek akrasia, for “weakness of will”); sometimes, it turns out, my work loses out to Netflix.”

Rieder actually defines akratic but it was new to me so I looked it up to see if there was more to the definition.  Akratic means characterized by weakness of will resulting in action against one’s better judgment.    

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2. analogue – “But, of course, heroin is much more dangerous, as it is increasingly laced with the superpotent drugs fentanyl and its analogues.”

I knew one definition of analogue – relating to or using signals or information represented by a continuously variable physical quantity – but that didn’t fit here, so I looked it up.  It turns out analogue can also be a noun that means a person or thing seen as comparable to another.    ___________________________________________

What words do you want to celebrate today?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. June 5, 2019 8:16 am

    Didn’t know about this use of analogue.

  2. Lloyd Russell permalink
    June 5, 2019 8:59 am

    1 out of 2. I’ll take it!

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  3. June 5, 2019 9:42 am

    I wonder if akratic can apply to eating what you are not supposed to eat!

  4. June 5, 2019 10:14 am

    There are far too many words in this world. I need to get more wordy!

  5. June 5, 2019 10:57 am

    I’m keeping a list of my favorite words that I’ve run across in the last ten years. I intend to post them soon.

  6. June 5, 2019 3:07 pm

    New to me 🙂

  7. June 5, 2019 6:36 pm

    Interesting — akratic is a new one for me. I’m definitely guilty of that sort of behavior a lot of the time. Now I know what to call it!

  8. June 5, 2019 6:44 pm

    I didn’t know the second meaning of analogue. Akratic is a good, new-to-me word.

  9. bookingmama permalink
    June 10, 2019 3:56 pm

    Interesting use of the world analogue. I had no idea!

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