May
20
2022

benefit of the doubt

a favorable judgement given in the absence of full evidence. —request
May
16
2022

humble pie

a figurative serving of humiliation usually in the form of a forced submission, apology, or retraction —often used in the phrase eat humble pie —merriam-webster.com
Apr
26
2022

splurge

To splurge is to indulge yourself. You can also go on a splurge if you spend a lot or act extravagantly in another way. --vocabulary.com
Apr
08
2022

overreach

"to defeat (oneself) by overdoing matters, often by excessive eagerness or cunning" --dictionary.com
Mar
22
2022

technique

a way of doing an activity that needs skill --dictionary.cambridge.org
Jan
25
2022

war

intense armed conflict between states, governments, societies, or paramilitary groups such as mercenaries, insurgents, and militias. --wikipedia
Jan
22
2022

strain

"To exert, use, or tax to the utmost" --thefreedictionary.com
Jan
20
2022

inflexible

"unwilling to change or compromise" -- Google dictionary
Jan
17
2022

titan

one that is gigantic in size or power, one that stands out for greatness of achievement --merriam-webster.com
Jan
16
2022

schadenfreude

"enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others" --merriam-webster.com
Jan
15
2022

"who, what, where, when, how, why"

I learned this in a high-school journalism course. Or maybe it was an English class. Important stuff for intellectual development, evidently.
Jan
12
2022

serendipity

It is a way of living which involves luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for. --by request
Jan
11
2022

self-creation

"I made myself"
Jan
10
2022

awkward silence

"an uncomfortable pause in a conversation or presentation" --wikipedia
Jan
07
2022

caricature

"exaggeration by means of often ludicrous distortion of parts or characteristics" --merriam-webster.com
Dec
31
2021

nightmare

psychological nomenclature differentiates between nightmares and bad dreams; specifically, people remain asleep during bad dreams, whereas nightmares can awaken individuals. The dream may contain situations of discomfort, psychological or physical terror, or panic. --wikipedia
Dec
30
2021

inclusive

"not excluding any of the parties or groups involved in something" -- Google dictionary
Dec
30
2021

equality

"the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities" -- Google dictionary
Nov
12
2021

generic

characteristic of or relating to a class or group of things; not specific --Oxford Languages
Nov
11
2021

paradox

"a situation or statement that seems impossible or is difficult to understand because it contains two opposite facts or characteristics" --dictionary.cambridge.com