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Have you ever looked up a definition and felt like you didn’t understand the word any better after reading it? Or it left you with more questions than you started with? That happens to me a lot, so I decided to do something about it.

All the definitions I’ve written are for well known words, you might’ve used some of these words today already.

Some of these definitions are to explore the human logic that determines why a certain word seems right in one situation and not-quite-right in another, even if we can’t explain why. There’s a reason why, and I think we should try to figure it out.

In a few of these definitions I’ll even argue that we should use a word in a slightly different way, that there’s an internal logic to the idea that just makes sense and once we look at it the right we’ll probably agree that a new definition is a good idea.

Thanks for reading,
Tristan

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