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Old 06-17-2014, 08:25 AM   #461
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postilion:
A rider mounted on the near, leading horse pulling a carriage who guides
the team.
<https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/postilion>
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:22 AM   #462
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chiaroscuro:
An artistic technique developed during the Renaissance, referring to the
use of exaggerated light contrasts in order to create the illusion of
volume.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:47 AM   #463
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chiaroscuro:
An artistic technique developed during the Renaissance, referring to the
use of exaggerated light contrasts in order to create the illusion of
volume.
<https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/chiaroscuro>
I couldn't picture what this meant, so I Googled pix of chiaroscuro. Here's an example:

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Old 06-18-2014, 11:34 AM   #464
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I couldn't picture what this meant, so I Googled pix of chiaroscuro. Here's an example:

In my mind's eye I pictured an oil lamp or candle holding lamp. Intense lighting covering a small area.
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:48 AM   #465
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angst:
1. A feeling of acute but vague anxiety or apprehension often accompanied
by depression, especially philosophical anxiety.
2. More commonly, painful sadness or emotional turmoil, as teen angst.
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Old 06-21-2014, 12:51 PM   #466
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angst:
1. A feeling of acute but vague anxiety or apprehension often accompanied
by depression, especially philosophical anxiety.
2. More commonly, painful sadness or emotional turmoil, as teen angst.
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I hate having angst when I don't know what is causing it. I don't recall any depression following though. I don't think I have ever had a bout of depression in my life. I get angry at the situation instead of depressed. Angry enough to do something about what is causing the problem.
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:28 AM   #467
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avocation:
1. A hobby or recreational or leisure pursuit.
2. Pursuits; duties; affairs which occupy one's time; usual employment;
vocation.
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:14 AM   #468
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avocation:
1. A hobby or recreational or leisure pursuit.
2. Pursuits; duties; affairs which occupy one's time; usual employment;
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That seems contradictory -- what's the distinction - is an avocation a (1) hobby or a (2) vocation? Or is this my first senior moment of the day . . .?
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there are two different words "avocation" and "vocation"

Avocation = hobby

Vocation = work, employment, pursuit
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avocation:
1. A hobby or recreational or leisure pursuit.
2. Pursuits; duties; affairs which occupy one's time; usual employment;
vocation.
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there are two different words "avocation" and "vocation"

Avocation = hobby

Vocation = work, employment, pursuit
I must be having a senior moment too. Isn't the Wiktionary definition, part 2, saying they are the same thing?
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