Bad Religion Word-a-Day

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Halcyon (adj.)

Definition: Denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.

“And the halcyon fields of opportunity turn out to be consensual and arbitrary.”

—“Meeting of the Minds” on The Dissent of Man

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In a sentence: Conservatives tend to glorify the era before the sixties as halcyon days, but there were serious issues of racism, sexism, and domination that made it a beneficial time for only a privileged few.

Synonyms: quiet, calm, tranquil, placid

Antonyms: frenzied, turbulent, violent

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Moiety (n.)

Definition: (1) one of two equal parts, half; (2) In Anthropology: a society divided into exactly two descent groups

“Despite that he saw blatant similarity he struggle to find a distinctive moiety. All he found was vulgar superficiality.”

—“Them and Us” on The Gray Race

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In a sentence: Although we tend to treat race in America as a moiety of black and white, the racial landscape of the culture is far more complex.

Synonyms: half, cohort, niche, lineage

Etymology: “moiety” comes from the french word “moitie” meaning “half”

 

sources: wikipedia, the free dictionary


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Rugosity (n.)

Definition: (1) the quality of having wrinkles or creases; (2) In Botany: the characteristic of a rough, wrinkled surface, as in certain prominently veined leaves.

“I can see the shadows on the wall, drifting as the leaves start to fall. Unfazed by rugosity, the objects yield to gravity and depict the destiny of us all.”

—“In So Many Ways” on No Substance

In a sentence: The rugosity of bacon makes it easy to grip, despite its greasiness.

Synonyms: wrinkledness, coarseness, unevenness, friction

Antonyms: smoothness, gloss

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sources: thesaurus.com, the free dictionary