Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Ataraxia
 
Pronunciation: /at-uh-rak-see-uh/
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity.
 
Etymology: 1595-1605; < Latin < Greek: calmness, equivalent to atarák (tos) unmoved ( a- a-6+ tarak-, variant stem of tarássein to disturb + -tos verbid suffix) + -s (is) -sis + -ia -ia

Quote of the Day

Now I’m old… maybe I’m still an eccentric hippie. There’s a wonderful freedom in the eccentricity – you can go places, you can be wacky, and you don’t have to be constrained. I think that’s why people are eccentric – eccentricity is a weapon… and it’s great!
 
Sylvester McCoy