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(jemanden/etwas) besiegen (v.)
deutschoftheday: - to beat He thought of all the times he had beaten the machine. - Er dachte an alle Situationen in denen er die Maschine besiegte.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted. -Jean Paul Richter, writer (1763-1825)
perspicuous PRONUNCIATION:(puhr-SPIK-yoo-uhs) MEANING:adjective: Clearly expressed; easy to understand. ETYMOLOGY:From Latin perspicuus (transparent), from perspicere (to see through), from per- (through) + -spicere, combining form of specere (to look). Ultimately from the Indo-European root spek- (to observe), which is also the ancestor of such words as suspect, spectrum, bishop (literally,...
metaphrastic \met-uh-FRAST-ik, adjective: Having the quality of a literary work that has been translated or changed from one form to another, as prose into verse. In a word, the whole place was involved in the maze of a metaphrastic mystery; it enchanted our wanderers, and tempted them into fields of speculation. — Arthur Edward Waite, Belle and the Dragon By this maneuver, the mind...
Never let go of hope. One day you will see that it all has finally come...– Unknown (via brokenmachine)
If we exterminate ourselves as a species, and vaporize our beautiful world, the...– Belief in Nothing, What is Nihilism? by Vijay Prozak (via theclappinghands)
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much of life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. -Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)
I’m sick of everything, and of the everythingness of everything.– Fernado Pessoa (via narcosis)
The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is...– Vladimir Nabokov (via coven)
deutschoftheday: - impolite / rude Ein Junge war unhöflich zu dem Bürgermeister und musste die Stadt verlassen. - A boy was impolite/rude to the mayor and had to leave the town.
parergon \pa-RUR-gon, noun: 1. Work undertaken in addition to one’s principal work. 2. Something that is an accessory to a main work or subject; embellishment. This labor resulted in a side adventure or parergon: On his way to the chase, Heracles was entertained by the centaur Pholus, who set before him a jar of wine that belonged to all the centaurs in common. — P. O. Morford,...
cicatrize PRONUNCIATION:(SIK-uh-tryz) MEANING:verb, tr., intr.: To heal or become healed by forming a scar. ETYMOLOGY:From Latin cicatrizare (to form a scar), from cicatrix (scar). Earliest documented use: 1563. USAGE:”Let’s make the Katyn wound finally heal and cicatrize.” Lech Kaczynski; Seventy Years On, It is Time the Wounds of Katyn Were Healed; The Independent (London,...
But I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be...– Olivia Wilde (via musingsinfemininity)
Real loneliness is not necessarily limited to when you are alone.– Charles Bukowski (via coolcooldeath)
homologate \huh-MOL-uh-geyt, verb: 1. To approve; confirm or ratify. 2. To register (a specific make of automobile in general production) so as to make it eligible for international racing competition. Now, my lord, as a true Scottish man, and educated at the Mareschal College of Aberdeen, I was bound to uphold the mass to be an act of blinded papistry and utter idolatry, whilk I was...
flounce \FLOUNS, verb: 1. To go with impatient, exaggerated movements. noun: 1. A strip of material gathered or pleated and attached at one edge, with the other edge left loose or hanging verb: 1. To throw the body about spasmodically. Witches keen, movie stars flounce off with tarnished auras. — Salman Rushdie, East, West “It would please me no end,” she said, as I...
recondite PRONUNCIATION:(REK-uhn-dyt, ri-KON-dyt) MEANING:adjective: 1. Concerned with a profound, esoteric, or difficult subject. 2. Little known; obscure. ETYMOLOGY:From Latin recondere (to hide), re- (back) + condere (to put together), from con- (with) + -dere (to put). Earliest documented use: 1619. USAGE:”With its fragmented words, multilingual puns and recondite allusions, the verse...
That’s the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If...– Charles Bukowski (via coolcooldeath)
Die Grippe (n.)
deutschoftheday: - flue Viele Leute haben die Grippe wenn es kalt ist. - Many people are having a flue when it’s cold.
Let no one come to you without leaving better and happier.– Mother Theresa (via keepcalmandcarryaquotebook)
I LOVE POTATOES
longlivethequeen: frankenteen: acheleheya / bottleofeverything: French Fries Potato Chips Hash Brown Tater tots Mashed Potatoes Potato Salad Fried Potatoes BAKED POTATOES! heaven is a post on my dash SO RELEVANT