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Twins and Opposites
Let’s take a closer look at your One Word for any hidden jewels. Here are three suggestions to try.
1. DEFINE IT
Look up your word in the dictionary. Does it have more than one meaning? How many of its meanings are you using for your practice this year? Which meaning is most applicable to you?
For my word HUMAN, I expected these definitions:
1. (noun) person
2. (adjective) relating to mankind: human nature
3. (adjective) having the attributes of man as opposed to animals, divine beings, or machines
But I didn’t expect this one:
4. (adjective) a. kind or considerate, b. natural
I like #4 the best for my practice.
2. SAME AS
List some of your word’s synonyms. If you had to choose one of these as a backup word for this year, which would you choose? Why?
Some synonyms for HUMAN are:
mortal; personal; biped; individual; civilized; fallible; fleshly; forgiveable; vulnerable.
Forgiveable? True, but I wouldn’t have expected it on the list.
If I had to choose one as my backup word, I’d choose vulnerable. That’s how being a human feels to me.
3. OPPOSITE OF
List some of your word’s antonyms. Seeing what your word does NOT mean might help you understand what it does mean. Any insights from its opposite?
Antonyms for HUMAN include:
noncivilized, merciless, inhuman, abstract, inanimate, immortal, nonentity, plant.
The most surprising to me? Merciless. I count it as a compliment to us humans that merciless is an opposite.
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What synonym or antonym brought you an insight about your One Word?
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