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A.Word.A.Day--gemutlich

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gemutlich (guh-MOOT-lik, -MUT-likh) adjective

Warm and congenial; pleasant or friendly.

[German, from Middle High German gemuetlich, from gemuete, spirit, feelings, from Old High German gimuoti, from muot, mind, spirit, joy.]

"The Juilliard was the first string quartet to really explore the neurotic side of Schubert. It found the raw nerve underneath those soft plump, gemutlich surface melodies years before musicologists started uncovering the composer's tormented inner life." Mark Swed, Reconfigured Juilliard Quartet a Bit Less Edgy, Los Angeles Times, Jan 23, 1998.

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Just as a cautious businessman avoids tying up all his capital in one concern, so, perhaps, worldly wisdom will advise us not to look for the whole of our satisfaction from a single aspiration. -Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)


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