a detrimental effect on health produced by psychological or psychosomatic factors such as negative expectations of treatment or prognosis.
Origin: 1960s: from Latin, literally ‘I shall cause harm,’ from nocere, ‘to harm,’ on the pattern of placebo .
doctor: The root of the word doctor is docile (according to Parkinson’s Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English)
search for and publish private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the Internet, typically with malicious intent.“hackers and online vigilantes routinely dox both public and private figures”
2. A painting, mural, etc., made in this style.
ETYMOLOGY: From French, literally “fools the eye”, from tromper (to deceive) + le (the) + oeil (eye). Earliest documented use: 1889.
…is an argument in philosophy presented by the seventeenth-century French philosopher, mathematician and physicist BlaisePascal (1623–62). It posits that humans bet with their lives that God either exists or does not.
Mens rea is the mental element of a person’s intention to commit a crime; or knowledge that one’s action or lack of action would cause a crime to be committed. It is a necessary element of many crimes. Wikipedia
Having sex with the whole person rather than just a body.
NOUN: A MACHINE OR ROBOT POSSESSING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ESPECIALLY TO A DEGREE COMPARABLE WITH HUMAN INTELLIGENCE.
Origin: 1990s; earliest use found in Usenet (newsgroups). From arti- + -lect (artificial + intellect).
(in ancient Greece) a young man of 18–20 years undergoing military training.
adjective: louche; comparative adjective: loucher; superlative adjective: louchest
disreputable or sordid in a rakish or appealing way.“the louche world of the theater”
Origin: early 19th century: from French, literally ‘squinting.’
witch derives from the word victim (Partridge’s “Origins”)
lacking knowledge; ignorant.“I ventured into the new Korean restaurant with some equally nescient companions”
MEANING: noun: Knowledge that cannot be obtained by normal means.
ETYMOLOGY: From Greek para- (beyond) + gnosis (knowledge). Earliest documented use: 1933.
2.BASEBALLused to refer to a pitched ball that passes very close to the batter’s chin.“Clemens delivered some wicked chin music to Hernandez”
Anthony Quinn; Film: Puddle Deep, Mountain High; The Independent(London, UK); Dec 26, 2003.
Kathleen Parker; Let’s Put Right-wing Conspiracy Issue to Rest; The Grand Rapids Press (Michigan); Mar 21, 2002.
|noun:||1. The side of a coin, medal, etc. that has the main design.|
|2. The front or the principal side of anything.|
|3. A counterpart to something.|
|adjective:||1. Facing the observer.|
|2. Serving as a counterpart to something.|
heretic: from the Greek hairetikos meaning “able to choose.”
pattern: is from the Latin pater, meaning father.
carcinoma: a malignant tumor of epithelial origin.
epithelium and feminine derive from the Greek thele, meaning nipple.
masturbation: disturbing male seed.
orthodoxy: straight thinking.
philanthropy: lover of mankind.
apocalypse: from Greek, meaning an unveiling, a moment in which something is revealed that changes our perception of everything (definition via Nathan Schneider)
idiot: comes from Greek idios which means “one’s own, peculiar to oneself.” We see it in our English word idiosyncrasy and idiomatic—and it is where we get the word idiot, or a person who is consumed with himself.
approve: from prove which comes from pro- meaning in favor and bus meaning to be. So approve means to be in favor of being.
diagnosis: from Greek dia- meaning through and Greek gnosis meaning knowing.
peripatetic: disciple of Aristotle from Greek peripatetikos “given to walking about” (especially while teaching), from peripatein, from peri– “around” + patein“to walk.” Aristotle’s custom was to teach while strolling through the Lyceum in Athens.
gullible: from Middle English cull meaning to pluck or gather.
reify: to regard (something abstract) as a material or concrete thing.
debt: from Latin debere meaning to to owe, originally, to keep something away from someone.
experience: from Latin periculum meaning to attempt or to fail, also fear. An expert is one who has experienced.
restaurant: from French restaurer meaning to restore
infant: comes from Latin infans meaning without speech
axiom: comes from Greek axios meaning worthy
atom: comes from the Latin atomus meaning indivisible
bad: comes from the Old English baeddel meaning effeminate man