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Word Nerd: Eunoia

Eunoia means beautiful thinking or a well mind. In rhetoric eunoia is the perceived or real goodwill a speaker has towards their audience. Eunoia is thought to derive from the Greek word euvoia (well mind) and as a fun fact, eunoia is the shortest word in the English language to contain all 5 of the… Continue reading Word Nerd: Eunoia

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Word Nerd: Meliorism

Meliorism is the belief that the world can be improved through human effort. Meliorism was most likely drawn from the Latin melior (better) or the English meliorate, which is a synonym of ameliorate (to make better). Many credit British novelist George Eliot with coining meliorism and meliorist (an advocate of meliorism) in 1877, though meliorist… Continue reading Word Nerd: Meliorism

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Word Nerd: Lagom

Lagom is a Swedish term and philosophy that means just the right amount. Of course, lagom (like many Swedish terms) doesn't have a true English language equivalent, rather more an attempt to capture the essence of the word. Lagom är bäst or The right amount is best, is a Swedish proverb that sums up the… Continue reading Word Nerd: Lagom