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anon (n.), conflict, especially between characters in a drama. Agon comes from the Greek word agōn, which is translated with a number of meanings, among them “contest,” “competition at games,” and “gathering.” In ancient Greece, agons (also spelled “agones”) were contests held during … Continue reading

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I ran across this in a book I’m reading Eric Hoffer’s True Believer. razzia (n.) – : a plundering and destructive incursion : FORAY, RAID Reference Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, s.v. “razzia,” accessed April 1, 2021, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/razzia.

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Apricity (n.) : the warmth of the sun in winter. I saw this word in a Chicago Tribune article. Reference “apricity.” (n.d.) “Apricity and other rare winter words.” Retrieved from https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/winter-words/apricity on March 3, 2021.

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syndemdic (n.) A network of health problems, esp. ones that share common social underpinnings and cause an increased public healthburden on a community. An example of a syndemic is the linkage between the readyavailability of snack foods, lowsocioeconomic status, sedentary lifestyle,overeating, obesity, and an increased risk of diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease. Reference syndemic. (n.d.) Medical Dictionary. (2009). Retrieved February 14 2021 from https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/syndemic

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agency capture (n.) A term used in the USA for the situation in which a regulatory process is ‘captured’ by those it is supposed to regulate, and then turned to their advantage. Example: Should Janet Yellin recuse herself from Gamestop … Continue reading

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