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karpkatamala commented on the word perch
He is speaking so often now, and what he says is so closely scrutinized by supporters and detractors alike, that he fears one inartfully phrased remark could be used to pull him down from his new perch.
January 18, 2018
karpkatamala commented on the word bout
At the same time, health problems that have long plagued him, including bouts of debilitating fatigue, have resurfaced.
karpkatamala commented on the word ferret
It would be hard to ferret out anything to protest in these pages.
transitive v. To uncover and bring to light by searching. Often used with out: "Their work merely points the way for others to ferret out the core components of all proteins” ( Natalie Angier).
karpkatamala commented on the word den
On the table in his den is a copy of his new book, 12 Rules for Life.
karpkatamala commented on the word tongue-in-cheek
Pepe is a smirking cartoon frog that was originally conceived as an innocent illustration but has been appropriated as a tongue-in-cheek icon by aggressively pro-Trump types.
karpkatamala commented on the word frenetic
His frenetic, freewheeling approach is the antithesis of a rehearsed TED talk.
karpkatamala commented on the word sweat
His audience likes the no-frills urgency, the sense that he’s digging to the heart of impossibly complex conundrums, the feeling that they’re observing a bona fide philosopher sweat out the truth under pressure.
sweat out Slang To endure anxiously: sweat out an exam.
sweat out Slang To await (something) anxiously: sweat out one's final grades.
karpkatamala commented on the word sport
He’s lost the beard he sported in years past, along with a lot of weight — 50 pounds, he says, since he changed his diet and stopped taking antidepressants.
transitive v. To display or show off: "His shoes sported elevated heels” ( Truman Capote).
karpkatamala commented on the word agitprop
In the early 2000s, Peterson began buying these paintings on eBay because the irony of bidding for communist agitprop on the most capitalist marketplace ever devised was too delicious to resist. But he also bought them to remind himself of how glorious utopian visions often descend into unspeakable horror.
karpkatamala commented on the word dispatch
Peterson was quick to shut down students who used "facile ideological arguments" from either end of the political spectrum. "He would dispatch them readily and was unafraid to do so," Hurwitz says.
karpkatamala commented on the word account for
Hurwitz thinks Peterson’s knack for extracting life lessons from lofty concepts helps account for his appeal.
karpkatamala commented on the word lofty
karpkatamala commented on the word ire
aad, a professor of marketing at Concordia University, has likewise sparked the ire of some on the left with his critiques of feminism and Islam.
karpkatamala commented on the word relish
He believes that the humanities and the social sciences in particular have become corrupted — a term he employs with relish — by left-wing ideology, and that they are failing to adequately educate students.
karpkatamala commented on the word purport
There is Peterson-inspired fan art, including a painting of him arguing with transgender students and an old-fashioned medicine label for "Dr. Peterson’s Sort Yourself Out Syrup," which purports to cure, among other ailments, "identity politics" and "bloody postmodernism."
karpkatamala commented on the word tip off
That tipped off the rest of the news media, which prompted a pro-Peterson rally where Peterson attempted to speak while activists tried to drown him out with chanting and white noise.
karpkatamala commented on the word anathema
Peterson considers such laws anathema to free speech and makes the case, as a number of other psychologists have, that measures of implicit bias are based on shaky science.
karpkatamala commented on the word nattily
He is nattily attired in a white dress shirt with rolled-up sleeves and dark red suspenders.
karpkatamala commented on the word till
That may be, in part, because he is an old-fashioned generalist, more interested in understanding the connective tissue between seemingly disparate ideas than in tilling a small patch of disciplinary soil.
Till: transitive v. To prepare (land) for the raising of crops, as by plowing and harrowing; cultivate.
karpkatamala commented on the word fedora
He also offered occasional commentary on public television in Ontario, sometimes while wearing a fedora.
karpkatamala commented on the word up to
When that moment came, though, he found he wasn’t emotionally up to the task.
karpkatamala commented on the word crickets
A few others chimed in with praise, but the response was mostly crickets.
karpkatamala commented on the word aggrieve
Over time, though, he found that he didn’t respect his fellow activists, who struck him as perpetually aggrieved and suspiciously underemployed. "They had no career, frequently, and no family, no completed education — nothing but ideology," he writes.
karpkatamala commented on the word stake out
It does not zero in on a phenomenon or stake out unclaimed ground in a subfield.
karpkatamala commented on the word zero in
karpkatamala commented on the word trod
It was not the sort of book that a psychological researcher following the well-trod path to academic success would take on.
karpkatamala commented on the word score
When he wasn’t conducting studies on the genetic predisposition for addictive behavior, he was plugging away on a side project that would become his manifesto: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief. He worked on that manuscript, he says, three hours a day for 15 years, rewriting it scores of times.
karpkatamala commented on the word dispense
There’s also the avuncular Peterson, the one who dispenses self-help lessons aimed at aimless young people, and to that end has written a new book of encouragement and admonition, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Random House Canada).
karpkatamala commented on the word plant
The Devil rose to his feet and planted himself opposite.
karpkatamala commented on the word stump
Satan groped his way back to his seat, bleeding from his stump neck
karpkatamala commented on the word fumbling
Satan ran around fumbling at his neck like a headless chicken as the Devil inspected the tear in his cape through the gaping hole in his stomach, resting on the ground.
karpkatamala commented on the word tumultuous
Satan grabbed the Devil by his cape, and the two rolled tumultuously about the room.
karpkatamala commented on the word bridge of nose
Lucifer gripped the bridge of his nose in frustration, then slammed his fists down on the brimstone table.
karpkatamala commented on the word behest
This past year, I burdened the English-speaking world with my very own translation of the New Testament – a project that I undertook at the behest of my editor at Yale University Press, but that I agreed to almost in the instant that it was proposed.
January 10, 2018
karpkatamala commented on the word run afoul
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