collimate

Pronounced: KAH-luh-mate, verb

Notes: Nothing to do with collies… I have heard the word, but wasn’t sure of the meaning


Yesterday’s word

The word enantiodromia is “the tendency of things, beliefs, etc, to change into their opposites.

First usage

This isn’t that old; it came into English in the early 1900s

Background / Notes

I am not sure that I believe that in enantiodromia; I know it happens, but I’m not sure that it always happens. An example would be a group fighting for freedom, and, once they win it, their leader goes on to become a dictator himself. The word is from the Greek enantio- (opposite) with dromos (running).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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