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

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Chrysalism
 
Definition: (n)
 
1) The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm, listening to waves of rain pattering against the roof like an argument upstairs, whose muffled words are unintelligible but whose crackling release of built-up tension you understand perfectly.