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lyricalbliss6 commented on the word paraliterature
"Paraliterature is an academic term for genre literature, such as science fiction, fantasy, mystery, pulp fiction and comic books, which is not generally considered literary fiction by mainstream literary standards."
May 9, 2011
lyricalbliss6 commented on the word pajamahadeen
"n. Bloggers who expose errors made by the traditional media; people whose activism consists solely of emails and online posts. (pajama + Mujahadeen)"
April 27, 2011
lyricalbliss6 commented on the word homunculus
"...that instead of writing about human love, Wallace speaks of an abstract idea of love anthropomorphized as a 'homunculus.'" - http://www.slate.com/id/2291167/
April 23, 2011
lyricalbliss6 commented on the word reactance
(Psychology) "Reactance is an emotional reaction in direct contradiction to rules or regulations that threaten or eliminate specific behavioral freedoms. It can occur when someone is heavily pressured to accept a certain view or attitude. Reactance can cause the person to adopt or strengthen a view or attitude that is contrary to what was intended and also increases resistance to persuasion." wikipedia
February 17, 2011
lyricalbliss6 commented on the word cafuné
From Brazilian Portuguese, meaning to tenderly run one’s fingers through someone’s hair.
December 12, 2010
lyricalbliss6 commented on the word toska
Vladmir Nabokov: “No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody of something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.”
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