Meaning and usage of altruism

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definition of altruism

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It is said that Darwinian Natural Selection is not enough to explain the proliferation of complex societies of ants or altruism towards kin in humans.

Some say that altruism can relieve stress but then to relieve stress if you practice altruism it is not strictly altruism, is it?

New studies of the brain give evidence that there is space for altruism.

Meaning and usage of altruism

Meaning and usage of arbor

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meaning of arbor

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The rose covered arbor at the edge of the forest was truly magnificent.

The posts made out of locust arbors are sturdy and can last a quarter of a century.

Arbor day was celebrated with the usual fervorfervor
➤ (n) feelings of great warmth and intensity
➤ (n) the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
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and fanfarefanfare
➤ (n) a gaudy outward display
➤ (n) (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments
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and the good folks came out in large numbers to plant saplings.

Meaning and usage of arbor

Meaning and usage of archaic – or, use yesterday as an adjective

First the definition and usage of archaic

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definition of archaic

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Once the front runner in medical facilities, the hospital in the middle of the town, has plunged into archaic conditions owing to the nine year long war.

An archaic human species that inhabited parts of Eurasia about 50,000 years ago has vanished without a trace.

With the repeated cycles of floods and droughts that is happening in the country, the government needs to shed its archaic water conservation policy.

Now to yesterday used as an adjective:

What is the connection of archaic and yesterday used as an adjective? Perhaps the below cartoon will illustrate the point.

Meaning and usage of archaic

Meaning and usage of avarice

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definition of avarice

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While Alfred excelled in avarice and pride, his offsprings specialized in sloth, anger and lust.

Stock markets will survive because markets have everything to do with avarice and avariceavarice
➤ (n) reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
➤ (n) extreme greed for material wealth
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is not yet dead.

It is feared that temple treasures that were spared by time, kings, and temple priests will now be consumed by avarice of the government officials.

Meaning and usage of avarice

Coin neologisms –or new words- to make the English Language simple

The English language sometimes struggles to find pronouns where the antecedent is common gender like person, friend, leader, parent, etc. For example, look at the following sentence:

1. When a dear friend has betrayed you, do you think it is worth your while to patch up with him or her?

You will agree that in the foregoing sentence, him or her is a very inelegant representation of friend. Some centuries ago, when sexist language did not raise eyebrows, it was fine to say the following:

2. A leader must pray what he preaches.

Today you would be pilloried for such sexist utterances. It would only be politically correct to say:

3. A leader must pray what he or she preaches. (Some folks write he or she as s/he.)

We argue that there is little need to struggle with such tacky representation when we can easily introduce neologisms. For example, instead of implicitly saying that both genders are included why not coin a word that explicitly represents both genders. Easiest would be contract the three words him or her –for example- and make the neologismneologism
➤ (n) a newly invented word or phrase
➤ (n) the act of inventing a word or phrase
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himer.  So our sentence #1 would read thus:

When a dear friend has betrayed you, do you think it is worth your while to patch up with himer?

Similarly our sentence #2 would read as below:

A leader must pray what heshe preaches.

We propose three neologisms:

(a) him or her: himer

(b) he or she: heshe

(c) his or her: hiser

An example of the last quoted neologismneologism
➤ (n) a newly invented word or phrase
➤ (n) the act of inventing a word or phrase
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could be:

4. A Senator must refrain from rhetoric while addressing hiser constituency.

Of course, folks with more fertile imagination can up with more genericgeneric
➤ (n) a wine that is a blend of several varieties of grapes with no one grape predominating; a wine that does not carry the name of any specific grape
➤ (n) any product that can be sold without a brand name
➤ (a) relating to or common to or descriptive of all members of a genus
➤ (s) (of drugs) not protected by trademark
➤ (s) applicable to an entire class or group
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terms: for example pronouns that include transgenders as well. But, hiser, himer, heshe are good starting points, we feel.

Meaning and usage of neologism