This is the time of day when I flip through my Compact Oxford in attempt to grow my vocabulary. As an avid reader and writer, and also as a philosopher, a large vocabulary prevents misinterpretation and promotes learning. I am also slightly pretentious…
Recto (Noun): The right hand page of an open book, or the front of a loose document .
Verso (Noun): The left hand page of an open book, or the back of a loose document.
Reductive (Adj.): Presenting something in an oversimplified form.
Sedulous (Adj.): showing great care or effort; diligent.
Sconce (Noun): candle holder attached to a wall.
soporific (Adj.): causing drowsiness or sleep.
Equable (Adj.): calm and even tempered.
Transubstantiation (Noun): [In Christian thinking] the doctrine that the bread and wine served in the service of the Holy Communion become the actual body and blood of Jesus after they have been blessed.
Veld (Noun): open, uncultivated country or grassland in southern Africa.
Insouciant (Adj.): marked by lighthearted unconcern or indifference.