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Word of the Day 10/19/2009

Posted by ccasc on October 19, 2009

Magnanimous

adj. showing or suggesting a lofty and courageous spirit

“It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others.”

~ Aristotle

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Word of the Day: Diffident

Posted by ccasc on October 12, 2009

Diffident
adj. lacking confidence in one’s own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy
“Give me a mystery – just a plain and simple one – a mystery which is diffidence and silence, a slim little bare-foot mystery: give me a mystery – just one!”
 ~ Yevgeny Yevtushenko

 

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Word of the Day 10/5/09

Posted by ccasc on October 5, 2009

Mar
v. to detract from the perfection or wholeness of; to spoil
“Striving to be better, oft we mar what’s well.”
~ Albany from William Shakespeare’s King Lear

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