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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
No two snowflakes are alike, no two fingerprints have the same pattern, and no two humans are the same either. That said, there are attributes they have in common. This week we’ll review five adjectives to describe people -- both positive and negative.
adjective: Even-tempered: calm and composed in all circumstances.
From Latin aequus (equal, even) + animus (mind, spirit). Earliest documented use: 1656.
“AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was seen in the war room, watching the exit polls unfold. Though volunteers claim that he was equanimous throughout, and so are they about winning and losing, the sheer glee is palpable.”
Aradhna Wal; Door-to-Door Campaign Reaped Votes for AAP; DNA Sunday (Mumbai, India); Feb 8, 2015.
See more usage examples of equanimous in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Hatred is the most accessible and comprehensive of all the unifying agents. Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a God, but never without belief in a devil. -Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author (25 Jul 1902-1983) Reference