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Cinesis commented on the word acution
An intense focus availed to those who value wisdom above wittiness.
January 28, 2013
Acution is a word meaning 'intense focus', a noun form of acute. Examples: "Sacrifice is an acution of superstition." "He discovered the Truth through acution." Word coined by Jesse Waugh.
October 27, 2012
Cinesis commented on the word pulchrism
Pulchrism as cited in "The Athenæum: A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama" by James Silk Buckingham: "Thus is has established a tyranny of the utilitarian principle, which would exterminate, or persecute with bigot scorn and blind prejudice, that principle it ought to cherish as a twin-brother--its supposed antagonist, though really conjugate principle, by some called Pulchrism, but rather to be called Idealism,--such as engages us in the abstract, imaginative moral pleasures and pursuits, no more fantastic or useless than are the handicraft operations, so long as human creatures have souls within their bodies to feed and employ."
June 6, 2012
pulchrism, n. puhl-kriz(ə)mPulchrism is an art movement which advocates for Beauty in the arts.The term pulchrism was coined by Jesse Waugh from a combination of Latin pulchri- (beauty) + ism.
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