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Dear all,

Words are the key ingredient of the service we provide for you, so we prepared this newsletter in order to take a closer look at some of them.

Welcome to our Shakespeare series on words.
In this series we will present Shakespeare’s words, topics and themes.

In today’s newsletter we will talk about Four Humours, but in a different sense than we know it.

FOUR HUMOURS
“In early accounts of human physiology, a person’s physical and mental disposition was thought to be governed by a combination of fluids, or humours, within the body. Four humours were recognized: blood, phlegm, choler (also called yellow bile), and melancholy (also called black bile or black choler). The notion transferred readily into a range of senses to do with temperament, mood, inclination, and manner of action, regarded as permanent or alterable features of behaviour. They often referred to a particular facet of behaviour, such as manner of expression. The original physical sense of humour as a physical secretion is also still found in Early Modern English. Good health was thought to come from having the four humours in balance; but characters often display the predominance of one or the other, and their actions are interpreted accordingly.”

“Humour Typical disposition Seen in character Example
blood optimistic, passionate, amorous, courageous Hotspur (as described by his wife) In military rules, humours of blood, / He was the mark and glass, copy and book, / That fashioned others
phlegm dull, indifferent, indolent, apathetic, idle Falstaff and his companions (as described by Prince Hal) I know you all, and will awhile uphold / The unyoked humour of your idleness
choler angry, irascible, bad tempered Cassius (as described by Brutus) Go show your slaves how choleric you are … Must I stand and crouch / Under your testy humour?
melancholy sad, gloomy, sullen, depressed Jaques (as described by Rosalind) They say you are a melancholy fellow.
Jaques: I am so: I do love it better than laughing”

More Shakespeare words can be found at this short and funny video

Yours,
Traductio Team

Another lovely word: Lissome 

 

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We love word: Equilibrium

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Today’s word is…Abundance!

 

abundance
əˈbʌnd(ə)ns/
noun
noun: abundance; plural noun: abundances
  1. 1.
    a very large quantity of something.
    “the tropical island boasts an abundance of wildlife”
    • the state or condition of having a copious quantity of something; plentifulness.
      “vines and figs grew in abundance
      synonyms: profusion, plentifulness, profuseness, copiousness, amplitude, affluence,lavishness, bountifulness, infinity, opulence, exuberance, luxuriance; More

      antonyms: lack, scarcity
    • plentifulness of the good things of life; prosperity.
      “the growth of industry promised wealth and abundance”
    • the quantity or amount of something present in a particular area, volume, or sample.
      “estimates of the abundance of harp seals”
  2. 2.
    (in solo whist) a bid by which a player undertakes to make nine or more tricks.
Origin
Middle English: from Latin abundantia, from abundant- ‘overflowing’, from the verb abundare (seeabound).
Source: Wikipedia
Today we analyse the word: Resilience
rɪˈzɪlɪəns/
noun
noun: resilience; plural noun: resiliences
  1. 1.
    the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.
    “nylon is excellent in wearability, abrasion resistance and resilience”
    synonyms: flexibility, pliability, suppleness, plasticity, elasticity, springiness, spring, give; More
    antonyms: rigidity, fragility, vulnerability, weakness
  2. 2.
    the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
    “the often remarkable resilience of so many British institutions”
    Source: Wikipedia 

All About Resilience

Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes. Psychologists have identified some of the factors that make someone resilient, among them a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to regulate emotions, and the ability to see failure as a form of helpful feedback. Even after misfortune, resilient people are blessed with such an outlook that they are able to change course and soldier on.

Source: Psychology Today

Today we take a look at the word: Serenity
sɪˈrɛnɪti/
noun
noun: serenity
  1. the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.
    “an oasis of serenity amidst the bustling city”
    synonyms: calmness, calm, composure, tranquillity, peacefulness, peace of mind, peace,peaceableness, collectedness, poise, aplomb, self-possession, sangfroid,imperturbability, equanimity, equableness, ease, placidity, placidness; More

    antonyms: anxiety, agitation, disruption, cloudiness, storminess
Origin
late Middle English: from Old French serenite, from Latin serenitas, from serenus ‘clear, fair’ (serene).
Source: Wikipedia
Today we analyse the word: Purpose
purpose
ˈpəːpəs/
noun
noun: purpose; plural noun: purposes
  1. 1.
    the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
    “the purpose of the meeting is to appoint a trustee”
    • a particular requirement or consideration, typically one that is temporary or restricted in scope or extent.
      “state pensions are considered as earned income for tax purposes”
  2. 2.
    a person’s sense of resolve or determination.
    “there was a new sense of purpose in her step as she set off”
    synonyms: determination, resoluteness, resolution, resolve, firmness (of purpose), steadfastness,backbone, drive, push, thrust, enthusiasm, ambition, initiative, enterprise, motivation,single-mindedness, commitment, conviction, dedication;

    informalget-up-and-go
    “Middlesbrough had started the game with more purpose and menace”
verb

formal
verb: purpose; 3rd person present: purposes; past tense: purposed; past participle: purposed; gerund or present participle: purposing
  1. 1.
    have as one’s intention or objective.
    “God has allowed suffering, even purposed it”
    synonyms: intend, mean, aim, plan, design, have the intention, have in mind, have a mind; More

Origin
Middle English: from Old French porpos, from the verb porposer, variant of proposer (see propose).
Source: Wikipedia