§ Words Cheat Sheet
Contains words that I write, and ones that I enjoy.
little known; abstruse
Given to begging
A Gesamtkunstwerk (German: [gəˈzamtˌkʊnstvɛʁk ], literally "total artwork",
frequently translated as "total work of art", "ideal work of art",
"universal artwork", "synthesis of the arts", "comprehensive artwork", or
"all-embracing art form") is a work of art that makes use of all or many art
forms or strives to do so. The term is a German loanword which has come to be
accepted in English as a core term in aesthetics.
not likely to cause offence or disagreement and somewhat dull.
I ran into the word in the description of the electronic artist 'Jaenga'.
human technological syncretism ...
Meaning: the amalgamation or attempted amalgamation of different religions,
cultures, or schools of thought.
The word “absurd” has a number of standard connotations: outlandish, crazy,
amazing, freakish. It comes from the Latin absurdum, meaning “out of tune,”
extraordinary. This, however, is not the way that Albert Camus meant the term
when he coined l’absurd as a philosophical concept in 1942. To Camus, the
absurd was strangely normal, a state of affairs that describes the human
condition—in a nutshell, the utter dissonance between the human quest for
meaning in life and the silent indifference of the universe
public disgrace arising from shameful conduct. "the opprobrium of being closely associated with gangsters"
study of fevers
an actress or other female performer playing a lively, flirtatious role in a play or opera.
Let there be light
happiness as a result of fulfilling one's purpose (eudaimonia)
ubac "shady side of a mountain" and adret "sunny side of a mountain" (which are of French origin). Used to translate yin/yang.
a profession or occupation. "the boy must begin to learn his métier as heir to the throne"
a special uniform worn by a servant, an official, or a member of a City Company. "yeomen of the guard wearing a royal red and gold livery"
refusal to change one's views or to agree about something. Example: The underlying reason for the prolongation of the war is intransigence on all sides. Example from Downton Abbey: the aristocracy did not progress by their intransigence.
Pips are small but easily countable items, such as the dots on dominoes and dice, or the symbols on a playing card that denote its suit and value. Pip cards are the cards from 2..10 in a deck.
lack of courage or determination; timidity. "the pusillanimity of his answer surprised me"
one who blows on ashes to bring them to flame