Promethean PRO…

Promethean

 

PRONUNCIATION:
(pruh-MEE-thee-uhn) 

MEANING:
adjective: Boldly creative; defiant; audacious.
noun: A person who is boldly creative or defiantly original.
 
If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe. -Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer (1934-1996) 
 

naches

 

PRONUNCIATION:
(NAKH-es) 

MEANING:
noun: Emotional gratification or pride, especially taken vicariously at the achievement of one’s children.
 

parvenu

 

PRONUNCIATION:

(PAHR-vuh-noo, -nyoo) 

 

MEANING:
noun: One who has newly acquired wealth or status, but has not yet gained acceptance by others in that class. 
 
This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. -John Muir, naturalist, explorer, and writer (1838-1914) 
 
Some people become so expert at reading between the lines they don’t read the lines. -Margaret Millar, novelist (1915-1994) 
 
In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you. -Mortimer J. Adler, philosopher, educator and author (1902-2001) 
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