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500 Words You Should Know (Part 4)

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41. Amoral

This is often wrongly used as a synonym for immoral, but the distinction is worth preserving. The immoral person ignores morals, goes against accepted rules; the amoral one doesn’t consider the rules relevant or even recognize that they exist. Some aspects of science, for instance, might be considered amoral, because they seek to push back the frontiers of understanding without regard for the consequences; but only an immoral scientist would use his knowledge to detonate remote-controlled bombs in public places.

42. Animadversion

A strong criticism, a carefully considered but disparaging remark: ‘Her animadversions on the male sex in general suggested she was angry with one man in particular.’ The verb is to animadvert: ‘He was always animadverting on the ills of capitalist society.’ Both come from Latin words meaning ‘to turn the mind against’.

43. Antediluvian

Dating from before the Flood (the one with Noah’s ark in it) and therefore very old or old fashioned: ‘My mother’s antediluvian attitudes meant I was never allowed any stylish clothes.’

44. Asperity

Sharpness or harshness, especially in your manner of speaking: “That is not a suitable topic of conversation for the dinner table,” she said with some asperity.’

45. Atavistic

Used of an action or a development that occurred in the times of our remote ancestors and hasn’t been repeated in the intervening generations. It’s much used by botanists and anthropologists, but can also be applied more casually – ‘Climbing the nearest tree was an atavistic response to the threat of being chased by wolves’ – or as an alternative to outdated: ‘The atavistic nationalism that led to two world wars has no place in twenty-first-century politics.’

46. Authoritarian

Having authority, but enforcing it tyrannically, in a ‘you will do what I say’ fashion. Not to be confused with authoritative, which means having authority in a reliable way. An authoritative figure commands respect through strength of personality; an authoritarian one gets his way through bullying.

47. Bellwether

A wether is a ram, often the leader of a flock and distinguished by the fact that he wears a bell. The rest of the sheep tend to follow him blindly, as sheep do. The same applies to a non-ovine bellwether, which might mean the (human) leader of a group whose followers don’t bother to think about what they are following, or an inanimate trend that lures people in its wake: ‘The bellwether of fashion insists that skirt lengths change every season.’ But this use is rarer than it once was: a bellwether is now more commonly an indication of a trend, as in ‘The graduates’ poor performance in the job market is a worrying bellwether of declining standards in the college.’

48. Blatant

Glaringly and offensively conspicuous: a blatant attempt to cheat at exams or a blatant forgery has no claim to subtlety. Quiz fact: the word was first used by the Elizabethan poet Edmund Spenser; his epic poem The Faerie Queene contains a character called the Blatant Beast who personifies the evil caused in the world by envy and scandalmongering. Why Spenser chose that particular word and where it comes from, no one seems to be sure.

49. Bombastic

It’s tempting to assume this means ‘likely to explode at any moment’, but in fact bombast is an old word for ‘a material used for padding’ and the adjective now describes pompous or extravagant speech or language: the bombastic style of your letter or a bombastic approach to lecturing could both do with being toned down.

50. Boorish

A boor is a clumsy, insensitive person, usually a man, and his manners are likely to be boorish. This can cover anything from not saying please or thank you, to elbowing his way to the buffet table and grabbing all the chocolate chip cookies before anyone else. Boorish behaviour need not take place in public – it could be as simple as changing the television station in the middle of a show someone else is watching – but it’s highly undesirable whenever it happens 

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100 Beautiful Things You Deserve Forever

Even if you believe you don’t deserve these things, trust me – you do.

1. You deserve to feel grateful that you’re alive and breathing.

2. You deserve to be happy, even on your bad days.

3. You deserve to wake up every morning and smile.

4. You deserve to heal from all the things that keep weighing you down.

5. You deserve to find happiness in the simplest of things.

6. You deserve to be supported no matter what life throws at you.

7. You deserve to be loved for being you.

8. You deserve to be loved unconditionally even when you’re difficult.

9. You deserve to laugh and enjoy life more.

10. You deserve to be like a flower that grows through the dirt.

11. You deserve to be your best self.

12. You deserve to be successful.

13. You deserve to let go of toxic people and situations.

14. You deserve to move forward in life.

15. You deserve to leave friendships that don’t help you grow.

16. You deserve to stay away from people that keep harming your soul.

17. You deserve to be at your best version ever.

18. You deserve to feel beautiful, even when you don’t feel like it.

19. You deserve to be someone who has a smile that never fades.

20. You deserve to be someone who is full of love, light and life.

21. You deserve to be celebrated, even if it’s just by yourself.

22. You deserve to give yourself a break from all the hard work that you do.

23. You deserve to take yourself out on dates.

24. You deserve to treat yourself on the things that make you happy.

25. You deserve to achieve all your goals and dreams.

26. You deserve to be a powerful human being.

27. You deserve to feel strong no matter how weak you feel.

28. You deserve to have a loving and supportive family.

29. You deserve to love yourself.

30. You deserve to see nothing but good in other people.

31. You deserve to be surrounded by light, not darkness.

32. You deserve to look in the mirror and feel proud of what you see.

33. You deserve to feel like you matter.

34. You deserve to overcome all your hardships and problems.

35. You deserve to be someone people can look up to.

36. You deserve to be a good parent.

37. You deserve to have children that will always respect you.

38. You deserve to have a beautiful pregnancy experience.

39. You deserve to marry a faithful spouse.

40. You deserve to be a great supportive wife.

41. You deserve to be a great supportive husband.

42. You deserve to be someone your family can always rely on.

43. You deserve to have everything under control.

44. You deserve to live your life stress free.

45. You deserve to overcome your depression that keeps drowning you.

46. You deserve to overcome your horrible anxiety.

47. You deserve to have blessings fill your life.

48. You deserve to wake up everyday and feel like your life is a happy miracle.

49. You deserve loyalty, royalty and respect.

50. You deserve so much but you don’t understand it.

51. You deserve to sleep in all positions without feeling like your back hurts.

52. You deserve to not have anything constantly worry you.

53. You deserve to think positively at all times.

54. You deserve to be surrounded by positivity in a world full of negativity.

55. You deserve to go shopping whenever you want to go.

56. You deserve to be financially stable enough to buy whatever you want.

57. You deserve to buy all the latest makeup and fashion trends.

58. You deserve to be a girly girl without feeling shameful about it.

59. You deserve to feel like a strong and powerful man.

60. You deserve to have authority over your own life.

61. You deserve to be the CEO of your own life.

62. You deserve to build and live in your own comfortable home.

63. You deserve to live a luxury lifestyle.

64. You deserve amazing health.

65. You deserve to see a medical report which tells you that you’re healthy.

66. You deserve to be a mentally, emotionally and physically healthy person.

67. You deserve to make mistakes and learn from them.

68. You deserve to feel and be told that you matter, no matter what.

69. You deserve to overcome your struggles.

70. You deserve to let go of your fears and be stronger than them.

71. You deserve to prove your haters wrong.

72. You deserve to succeed through all the problems.

73. You deserve to enjoy the little things.

74. You deserve all the fine things in life.

75. You deserve to ask God for forgiveness.

76. You deserve to sleep peacefully.

77. You deserve to have a healthy timetable.

78. You deserve to have a consistent sleeping pattern.

79. You deserve to get enough sleep to conquer the next day with great energy.

80. You deserve to be in good spirits at all times.

81. You deserve to have friends that bring joy into your life.

82. You deserve to go on adventures where you can make special memories.

83. You deserve to have escape vacations and come back feeling refreshed.

84. You deserve to travel around the world and gain rich experiences.

85. You deserve to be a better person than you ever were before.

86. You deserve to get out of your comfort zone and live life fully.

87. You deserve to become more smarter and intelligent.

88. You deserve to live a very very very long and prosperous life.

89. You deserve to cry, but only out of happiness.

90. You deserve to receive warm hugs that make you feel safe.

91. You deserve to feel safe in such a dangerous world.

92. You deserve to heal from all the bad things you have been through in life.

93. You deserve to see the light where you keep seeing darkness.

94. You deserve to make reality so much better than your dreams.

95. You deserve to know that your past doesn’t define you.

96. You deserve to be looked after and cared for on your weakest days.

97. You deserve to speak your emotions without feeling guilty about it.

98. You deserve to have a voice without feeling small.

99. You deserve to constantly have something great to look forward to.

100. You deserve a life that excites you and makes you want to actually live.

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What other things do you deserve that you can add to this list? Please leave a comment below, I would love to know your thoughts 🙂

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Hey everyone my website is under construction. I’m working on new blog posts and better landing pages. Also I’m working on the navigation of my website as some links are broken. Please bear with me while I try to maintain a better quality of my site. In the meantime, you can still browse through the existing content. Thank You for your understanding and patience In advance!

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100 Deep Quotes And Sayings About Depression That Everyone Should Know (Part 7)

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69. Depression is anger turned inward.

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70. What do you want to do with your life, then? is often the question I'm asked. To be honest, I don't know. I really don't.

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71. The sun stopped shining for me is all.

72. Do you know that feeling? When everything you do seems like a struggle. Where you dont wanna leave the house because you know everyone is judging you. Where you cant even ask for directions in fear that they criticise you. Where everyone always seems to be picking out your flaws. That feeling where you feel so damn sick for no reason. Do you know that feeling where you look in the mirror and completely hate what you see. When you grab handfuls and handfuls of fat and just want to cut it all off. That feeling when you see other beautiful girls and just wish you looked like them.

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73. What people never understand is that depression isn't about the outside; it's about the inside. Something inside me is wrong. Sure, there are things in my life that make me feel alone, but nothing makes me feel more isolated and terrified than my own voice inside my head.

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74. No reason to feel depressed about being depressed. A depression can be a golden opportunity to collect the pieces and build ourselves anew.

75. Isolation and loneliness are central causes of depression and despair.

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76. Sometimes, all you can do is lie in bed, and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart.

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77. Pain is always emotional. Fear and depression keep constant company with chronic hurting.

78. I never knew it was possible to be so miserable in so many ways.

79. I wanted a heaven. And I grew up striving for that world -- an eternal world- that would wash away my temporary misery.

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81. If you take action while you are made, you will always make the wrong decision.

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