As the press reflects on Ronald Reagan and his legacy, we will present, in his memory, relevant words taken from those press reflections.
acolyte – a devoted follower or attendant (also, in church, one who assists the celebrant in the performance of liturgical rites)
talisman – an object as a charm to avert evil or good fortune; figuratively, something producing apparently magical or miraculous effects
[Does the quotation below use this word incorrectly?]
>[Does the quotation below use this word incorrectly?] "Reagan thus serves as a talisman of what it means to be a Republican"
I think so; paradigm or archetype would seem a better fit (if you're in need of *that sort of word).
"...paradigm or archetype would seem a better fit."
So, with Reagan's death, we've got "Paradigm Lost?"
Today's quotation gives us two words.
nascent – coming into existence, or having recently come into existence
[from root meaning "to be born", as "Mrs. Ellen Jones, née Smith"]
hegemony – preponderant influence or authority; leadership; domination (usu. applied to relation of a state to its neighbors or allies
[accent on either first or second syllable; the latter is more prevalent]
quote:A (female) reader notes: I was especially pleased to learn the word racklettes, as I've been obsessed with elbow wrinkles lately, gratified that some part of my body seems to remain a little younger-looking than others my same age, which, as of Friday, is 39.
It may be of interest that hegemony is derived from Hegemone, one of the early forms of goddess who became the Greek "Charites."
From wordiq.com -- In Greek mythology, Auxo ("increaser") was one of the first generation of Horae, worshipped alongside Hegemone in Athens.
Robert said, "[H]egemony is derived from Hegemone, one of the early forms of goddess who became the Greek 'Charites.'"
So it's an eponym?
clerisy – the well-educated elite class; the intelligentsia
reaganomics– the economic policies of President Reagan, esp. those of promoting the unrestricted action of free-market forces in commerce and reducing the taxation of earnings from investment
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fractious– 1. unruly; tending to make trouble 2. quarrelsome; irritable