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Topic: There's no jealousy in the grave.
Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 12:39:48 PM
The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.

Johann Kaspar Lavater
Topic: There's no jealousy in the grave.
Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 12:38:46 PM
Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbor to have them through envy.

Aristotle

Topic: parlous
Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 12:34:11 PM
Given Detroit’s parlous state, the memo concludes, “It will be very difficult for the news media to be critical of the project.”
The Guardian Dec 7, 2018
Topic: parlous
Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 12:33:11 PM
The first syllable in parlous rhymes with far and is accented: "PAR-less." It means dangerous — something that is parlous might carry the risk or threat of harm, like a parlous experience of being in a boat during a rainstorm. Parlous and perilous are synonyms. In fact, parlous is a shortened version, or contraction, of perilous that came about in the late 14th century.
Topic: parlous
Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 12:31:58 PM
Parlous is an adjective that means "dangerous," such as the parlous car trip with a new driver behind the wheel!
Topic: parlous
Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 12:31:22 PM
parlous (adj.)
late 14c., late Middle English contraction of perilous.


Topic: natation
Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 3:15:19 AM
This animal is rendered more terrific from the velocity of his powers of natation, thus being able to discharge its thunder far and near.
Millingen, J. G. (John Gideon)
Topic: natation
Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 1:58:14 AM
If you want to get really fancy, use this word in its two adjective forms: invite friends to swim in your pool by suggesting a "natatorial adventure"? Or refer to your bathing suit as "natatory attire." Although it sounds academic, natation is the simple act of swimming or floating.
Topic: natation
Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 1:56:41 AM
Is your favorite activity at summer camp archery, arts and crafts, or natation? Natation simply means "the act of swimming.
Topic: natation
Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 1:55:18 AM
natation (n.)

1650s, from Latin natationem (nominative natatio), noun of action from past participle stem of natare "to swim" (from PIE root *sna- "to swim").
*sna-

" It forms all or part of: naiad; natant; natation …

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