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Events during the past day made me thought of this word....

 

co·in·ci·dence
/kōˈinsədəns/
noun
 
  1. 1.
    a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection.
    "it's no coincidence that this new burst of innovation has occurred in the free nations"
    synonyms: accidentchanceserendipityfortuityprovidencehappenstancefate
    a fluke
    "too close to be mere coincidence"

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word of the day

 

locus classicus

 

"...In writing a review of Hawthorne's Twice Told Tales in 1842, he [Edgar Allen Poe] set forth very succinctly his theory of the short story, and his ideas have proved of such importance as to make this review a locus classicus in the criticism of this modern form of literary art."  [History of American Literature, Leonidis Warren Payne, Jr., editor, 1919]

 

"The compositions of Bach derive from a extraordinary creative genius that includes the discovery of many fundamental and rudimentary aspects of music that have influenced every composer who came after him and therefore his contribution in general serves as a sort of locus classicus (if you will) in the art of musical composition."

 

https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/locus%20classicus

 

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/400974-a-skillful-literary-artist-has-constructed-a-tale-if-wise

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word of the day

 

salubrious

 

"The TCM message board provides a salubrious effect on many of its members, perhaps not so for others."

 

"Henrietta Conklin, 82, was prone to heat-related dizzy spells, dehydration, and other such maladies while carping endlessly if the temperature rose above 75 degrees so the family convened to select a new venue for her to spend the summer agreeing that Death Valley was not the most salubrious of places for her ... but they could agree on nothing else.'

 

https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/salubrious

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mot du jour

 

foray

 

"Trump’s foray into North Korea-style bombast injects new uncertainty into the increasingly fragile, six-decade-old truce between the United States and the communist country."

[Washington Times]

 

https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/foray

 

[not terribly ubiquitous but moving in that direction]

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mot du jour

 

adjure

 

From Horror Hotel (City of the Dead):

 

Reverend Russell: "I adjure the old creatures... by the Living God!"

 

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mot du jour

 

gingham

 

"When off the set Alice like to change from that infernal blue dress and snuggle into something different and where she wouldn't be recognized. She liked gingham."

 

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https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/gingham

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I have heard the word "rhabdomancy," which is the use of a divining rod, generally to find water. I thought it might be related, but I guess not.

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