Monday, August 31, 2009
Contemporaneous \kuhn-tem-puh-RAY-nee-uhs\ (adjective) - Originating, existing, or occurring at the same time. "I must confess my contemporaneous existence was becoming tiresome, though I did not recognize this until this day." -- Piers Anthony, 'Centaur Isle' Contemporaneous is from Latin contemporaneus, from con-, com-, "with, together" + tempus, tempor-, "time."
You do not have rigid ideas about what is right and wrong today. You entertain many plausible ideas and even some implausible ones. At some point, you must bring experience and critical thinking to bear.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
You are gregarious but exercise discretion and good sense. Avoid people who would make trouble but encourage mutually beneficial friendships. It's important to be tactfully honest, not go along with little white lies.
Objurgate \OB-juhr-gayt\ (transitive verb) - To express strong disapproval of; to criticize severely.
"It would be my advice to persons situated in this way, to not roll or thrash around, because this excites the interest of all the different sorts of animals and makes every last one of them want to turn out and see what is going on, and this makes things worse than they were before, and of course makes you objurgate harder, too, if you can." - Mark Twain, ' A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court'
Objurgate comes from the past participle of Latin from objurgare, "to scold, to blame," from ob-, "against" + jurgare, "to dispute, to quarrel, to sue at law," from jus, jur-, "law" + -igare (from agere, "to lead").