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  • Chimera:
    • A thing which is hoped for but is illusory or impossible to achieve: the economic sovereignty you claim to defend is a chimera.
  • Ikigai (Japanese):
    • Reason for being.
  • Precis:
    • A summary or abstract of a text or speech.
    • the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects.
    • a medicine made by dissolving a drug in alcohol.
  • Autodidact
    • a person who has taught himself.
  • Quixotic
    • not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic.
    • Interestingly, I had thought this word should be pronounced ‘key-o-tick’ as in Don Quixote, but nope, it’s ‘quicks-o-tick’.
words_interest.txt · Last modified: 2019/02/23 23:33 by admin