WorDs oN WeDNesDaY

For the past few months, I have learnt several new words on some blogs I read. So I figure it will be good if I do the same.

Word for 13 June: equanimity

Definition: Evenness of mind; that calm temper or firmness of mind which is not easily elated or depressed; patience; calmness; composure; as, to bear misfortunes with equanimity.

Synonyms: serenity, self-possession, aplomb.

Antonyms: panic, disquiet, discomposure, agitation.

11 Responses
  1. Alice Says:

    That's an interesting word, Mel. I think I'm still leaning more towards the antonyms, especially agitation. :P

  2. Cmate Says:

    I learnt a new word today! Thanks!

  3. Melody Says:

    Yes, I find it interesting to read the Antonyms as well, Alice.

    Hi Cmate, you are most welcome. :D

  4. Alice Says:

    Hey Mel, I was just going through the review at Amazon for the book you'll be embarking on Life's Golden Ticket, and found something rather interesting. Thought I'd share it with you, especially the 1-star reviews of the book.

    I normally don't let such things affect me, but this is quite unusual... I'm interested to hear your thots too.

  5. Melody Says:

    Thanks for sharing, Alice. I didn't check the reviews earlier, but after reading what they said, I too felt it unusual. Seems like a few of them received spammers on this book. Hmm...not sure about that. But I read the blurb and it really sounds interesting to me. I figure I will get the book and judge it myself. ;P

  6. Alice Says:

    Cool, Mel. Can't wait to read your review! :D

  7. What a great idea, Melody!

  8. Melody Says:

    Thanks all! I will surely write a review after I have read this book. :D

  9. Love this, love learning new words and seeing more info on words I "sort of" know, but probably couldn't give a definition for.

    On a related note, I've found a new dictionary website I like. Mostly because they offer a pronunciation for each word. I love hearing how the word is supposed to be pronounced. I'm usually close, but I always like to hear it too, when I run across a new word.

    Have a great day :)

  10. Debi Says:

    Oh Melody...I'm so excited you decided to do this, too! I just love words!

  11. Melody Says:

    Hi Stacy! Hi Debi! Glad to hear you ladies are excited about this. I promise I'll try to post some interesting new words every week! Stay tuned! :P

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