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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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Pallor (n.)

Definition: an unhealthy pale appearance

“What they created was a family story no one will tell. It’s a photo album too terrible. But the pride and the pallor continue to swell, and the matron silently prays.”

—“Pride and the Pallor” on The Dissent of Man

In a sentence: I’ll be, Clarence. You’ve got the pallor of a fella who done seen a g-g-g-ghost.

Synonyms: paleness, whiteness

Antonyms: vibrancy, darkness

 

sources: the google, thesaurus.com