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This is the place where I stash word definitions I’ve used in my sidebar widget. If you ever see a word you like and then it disappears from my main page, you can find it here. I’m quite fond of the words I learn and want to remember them myself, so this is more for me than for anyone else.

RELATIVITY In Physics. a theory, formulated essentially by Albert Einstein, that all motion must be defined relative to a frame of reference and that space and time are relative, rather than absolute concepts.

gaunt·let
noun
\ˈgȯnt-lət, ˈgänt-\

1: a glove worn with medieval armor to protect the hand

2: any of various protective gloves used especially in industry
3: an open challenge

 

lu·mi·nos·i·ty
ˌlo͞oməˈnäsətē
noun

The quality of being intellectually brilliant, enlightened, inspired.
The relative brightness of something.

ca·tas·tro·phize

[kuh-tas-truh-fahyz]   verb

to view or talk about an event or situation as worse than it actually is, or as if it were a catastrophe:

par·a·digm: ˈparəˌdīm/ noun
1. 
a typical example or pattern of something; a model
synonyms: model, pattern, example, exemplar, template, standard, prototype, archetype

Ischemic stroke: The physical blockage of blood flow to an area of the brain, causing brain cells in the area to die.

hemi·an·o·pia noun \-ə-ˈnōp-ē-ə\  Definition of HEMIANOPIA: blindness in one half of the visual field of one or both eyes—called also hemiopia

e·pis·to·lar·y
iˈpistəˌlerē/
adjective:
1.
Relating to or denoting the writing of letters or literary works in the form of letters

mor·al ˈmôrəlˈ adjective 1. concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character. synonyms: virtuous, good, upright, upstanding, high-minded, principled, honorable, honest, just, noble, incorruptible, scrupulous, respectable, decent, clean-living, law-abiding  antonyms: dishonorable 2.holding or manifesting high principles for proper conduct.

ga·nache  (gə-näsh′) noun 1. A rich icing made of chocolate and cream heated and stirred together, used also as a filling, as for cakes or pastry.

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