Note: The first and fully accepted meaning of deprecate is “to express disapproval of.” But the word has steadily encroached on the meaning of depreciate. It is now used, almost to the exclusion of depreciate, in the sense “to belittle or mildly disparage,” as in He deprecated his own contribution. In an earlier survey, this newer sense was approved by a majority of the Usage Panel.
American Heritage Dictionary, 1992
exuberant, vivacious, sparkling, effervescent
His [moralist] ostensible method [for improving men's behavior] is moral exhortation; his real method (if he is orthodox) is a system of economic rewards and punishments.
Bertrand Russell in What I Believe.
To make enjoyment the chief end of research was to corrupt the research, for then one acquired “a greed or lust for learning, a profligate appetite for knowledge… Such as study of science sprang from a prior concern for self as the center of things rather than a concern for seeking out, amid all surrounding natural phenomena, the presence of God and His glory.” —Blaise Pascal.
Why are we so obsessed with privacy? Jarvis blames rapacious privacy advocates—“there is money to be made in privacy”—who are paid to mislead the “netizens,” that amorphous elite of cosmopolitan Internet users whom Jarvis regularly volunteers to represent in Davos. On Jarvis's scale of evil, privacy advocates fall between Qaddafi's African mercenaries and greedy investment bankers. All they do is “howl, cry foul, sharpen arrows, get angry, get rankled, are incredulous, are concerned, watch, and fret.” Reading Jarvis, you would think that Privacy International (full-time staff: three) is a terrifying behemoth next to Google (lobbying expenses in 2010: $5.2 million).
The strictures [of a religion] involving family and divorce were fine print that I was too young to care about.
A Convert's Confession , By Lance Morrow. Time Mag.
…further soul searching and the insertion of more caveats.
…or they [emotions] were seen as the ineffable ingredients of the human spirit, too elusive for capture.
article on study of the brain
Martina Navratilova brought her surgically repaired knees, prescription eyeglasses and fragile psyche this year to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club for a sentimental valedictory on tennis' most hallowed turf.
Last Waltz At Wimbledon By Paul A Witteman. Time Mag.
In addition to illustrated stories by Gord, JG-Leathers and other notable pervs [perverts], you'll also find high-quality art from the brushes and pens of such hallowed names as Stargraves, Benson, Kagan and Adrian Langley.
sells pitch from an SM “art” porn site on the internet, 2001.
“I'm warning you: don't be divisive in this meeting.”
Muasher said Jordan “made it very clear to everyone in the United States government and around the world” that Chalabi is divisive.
online news after USA invaded Iraq in 2003. 2003-04-29. Chalabi is some bigshot who is a candidate for new Iraq leader, and Muasher is some bigshot commenting on it.
The report is quite sanctimonious …
stop pestering me with your abstruse theories…
Dresses are often designed to accentuate the curvaceous female body.
the shortness of her skirt exacerbated my nerdiness of demeanor
TV is obtrusive, obnoxious too. A muted TV can be unobtrusive.
smorking is a vice. Coveting thy neighor's wives is a classic, biblical vise.
talking and talking. e.g. missionaries are vociferous. They vociferously compaign for the beliefs in the Christian God and conflicting varieties of principles.