mardi 19 mars 2013

Mots à intégrer à mon vocabulaire

Although he is known in Japan as much for being a gadfly activist as for being one of the country's most celebrated writers, in person Oe is more of a delightful wag.
gadfly: 2. fig. One who irritates, torments, or worries another. Also (after Latin œstrus), an irresistible impulse to some course of action.
equanimity (steadiness of mind under stress) "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
contentious: inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
(n) simulacrum 1(an insubstantial or vague semblance)
2 effigy, image, simulacrum (a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture))
noun \ˌshver-mə-ˈrī\
Definition of SCHWARMEREI
: excessive or unwholesome sentiment
German Schwärmerei, from schwärmen to be enthusiastic, literally, to swarm
First Known Use: 1845
unreˈmittingly, adv.
  Without remission; incessantly, continually.

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