more words?

Picking up where I left off, sort of, I'll start with the ones i liked best when I tried to do this yesterday:

orthorexia,  noun: an obsession with eating foods that one considers healthy.• (also orthorexia nervosa)a medical condition in which the sufferer systematically avoids specific foods that they believe to be harmful.  DERIVATIVES  orthorexic adjective& noun   ORIGIN 1990s: from ortho- + Greek orexia ‘appetite’, after anorexia. .  I know several people with this obsession. It's no scary like anorexia but it becomes something like a religion and certainly dominates conversation.

hegemony noun: leadership or dominance, especially by one state or social group over others: Germany was united under Prussian hegemony after 1871.  ORIGIN mid 16th cent.: from Greek hēgemonia, from hēgemōn ‘leader’, from hēgeisthai ‘to lead’.  I sort of know this one but I keep looking it up . I guess I'll never use it.

apperception  noun Psychology,    mental process by which a person makes sense of an idea by assimilating it to the body of ideas he or she already possesses.  DERIVATIVES apperceptive |-ˈsɛptɪv| adjective  ORIGIN mid 18th cent.: from French apperception or modern Latin aperceptio(n-), from Latin ad- ‘to’ + percipere ‘perceive’.   I guess this is the only way I learn and why there are so mny empty spots in my nowledge

tardive dyskinesia noun: Medicinea neurological disorder characterised by involuntary movements of the face and jaw.  ORIGIN 1960s: tardivefrom French tardif, tar dive (see tardy) .  I knew someone who had this for years - I thought it was a facial tic.  I hadn't seen hi for several years and when I did I recognised immediately that he had lost his tic.  Turned out he gave up tea and coffee and the tic disappeared  I'm just reporting.


That's enough for now. I'm going back to sleep. I have guests coming for breakfast and I have to swim first....