1. Two places situated on the diametrically opposite sides of the earth.
2. The exact opposite of someone or something.
3. Australia and New Zealand.
adjective: Of or relating to poetry.
After Mount Parnassus, a mountain in Greece, considered sacred to Apollo, the Greek god of music and poetry, and the Muses. Earliest documented use: 1565.
Pronunciation: /anˈtinəmē/ |
Definition: a contradiction between two beliefs or conclusions that are in themselves reasonable; a paradox
ratiocination \rash-ee-os-uh-NEY-shuhn, -oh-suh-, rat-ee-\, noun:
the process of logical reasoning.
adjective: Hanging by a thread.
>From Latin filum (thread) + pendere (to hang). Ultimately from the Indo-European root (s)pen- (to draw, to spin), which is also the source of pendulum, spider, pound, pansy, pendant, ponder, appendix, penthouse, depend, and spontaneous. Earliest documented use: 1864.
brabble \BRAB-uhl\, verb:
1. To argue stubbornly about trifles; wrangle.
1. Noisy, quarrelsome chatter.
Webster’s defines arrogance as the “offensive exhibition of assumed or real superiority,” an “overbearing pride,” an “imperious” nature.
(from Greek psephos ψῆφος, ‘pebble’, which the Greeks used as ballots) is a branch of political science which deals with the study and scientific analysis of elections. Psephology uses historical precinct voting data, public opinion polls, campaign finance information and similar statistical data. The term was coined in the United Kingdom in 1952 by historian R. B. McCallum to describe the scientific analysis of past elections.
Nate Silver’s Data Predictions
“Only one number mattered to the data analysis aficionados watching the presidential election results on Tuesday night. That number, 538, is Nate Silver’s blog (now under the New York Times auspices). Silver, by using predictive analytics applied against a range of polling and related data, hit a perfect 50 for 50 in his state-by-state predictions.”
Pronunciation: /əˈkrāZH(ē)ə/ Definition: the state of mind in which someone acts against their better judgment through weakness of will