Word of the Day: misoneism

Pronunciation: [mis-oh-NEE-iz-uhm]

Definition(s): hatred or dislike of what is new or represents change.

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  Loads of misoneism arose from republicans when Barack Obama was declared president in 2008.

 

Word of the Day: equanimity

Pronunciation: [ee-kwuh-NIM-i-tee]

Definition(s): mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  Doing exercises like Yoga is believed to help someone relax and  achieve equanimity.

Synonyms: tranquility, placidity, serenity, imperturbability,

Antonyms: agitation, excitement, uncertainty

Word of the Day: ataraxia

Pronunciation: [at-uh-RAK-see-uh]

Definition: A state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquility.

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence: If one can rid their live of mental stress and emotional pain they have achieved ataraxia.

Synonyms: tranquility, peacefulness, equanimity, serenity

Antonyms: chaos, pandemonium, agitation,