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"Kyriarchy, pronounced /ˈkaɪriɑːrki/, is a social system or set of connecting social systems built around domination, oppression, and submission. The word was coined by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza in 1992 to describe her theory of interconnected, interacting, and self-extending systems of domination and submission, in which a single individual might be oppressed in some relationships and privileged in others. It is an intersectional extension of the idea of patriarchy beyond gender.[1] Kyriarchy encompasses sexism, racism, homophobia, classism, economic injustice, colonialism, ethnocentrism, militarism, and other forms of dominating hierarchies in which the subordination of one person or group to another is internalized and institutionalized." - wikipedia
ardent: "having or showing very strong feelings" - m-w.com
reticent: "inclined to be silent or uncommunicative in speech"
agency: "the capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power" - m-w.com
equanimity: "evenness of mind especially under stress" - m-w.com
foment: "to promote the growth or development of : rouse, incite <foment a rebellion>" - m-w.com
veracity: "devotion to the truth" - m-w.com
cursorial: "adapted to or involving running" - m-w.com
petrichor: "The clean, pleasant smell that accompanies rain falling on dry ground. It’s from the Greek petra (stone) and ichor (the blood of Greek gods and goddesses). The term was coined by two Australian researchers in 1964."
Collectivism: "any philosophic, political, economic or social outlook that emphasizes the interdependence of every human in some collective group and the priority of group goals over individual goals." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collectivism
pleonasm: "the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea." - http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/archive/2011/09/18.html
bedlam: "a scene or state of wild uproar and confusion." - http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/archive/2011/07/02.html
aversion: "b : a settled dislike : antipathy <expressed an aversion to parties>" - m-w.com
obstinate: "1 : perversely adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion <obstinate resistance to change> 2 : not easily subdued, remedied, or removed <obstinate fever>" - m-w.com
Malthusian catastrophe: "Originally foreseen to be a forced return to subsistence-level conditions once population growth had outpaced agricultural production. Later formulations consider economic growth limits as well." - wikipedia
laconic: "using or marked by the use of a minimum of words."
sylvan: "of, relating to, or characteristic of the woods or forest" - m-w.com
affable: "easy to speak to; also, gracious." - dictionary.com word of the day
Immorality: "The morality of those who are having a better time" - Henry Louis Mencken
danger close: "(DOD, NATO) In artillery and naval gunfire support, information in a call for fire to indicate that friendly forces are within 600 meters of the target." - about.com
daft: "1 a : silly, foolish b : mad, insane 2 Scottish : frivolously merry" - m-w.com
sedition: "incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority" - m-w.com
incantation: "a written or recited formula of words designed to produce a particular effect" - m-w.com
vengeance: "punishment inflicted in retaliation for an injury or offense : retribution" - m-w.com
insurrection: "an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government" - m-w.com
triumph: "to obtain victory: prevail" - m-w.com
"vet: to subject to thorough appraisal; to evaluate." - dictionary.com word of the day
paragon: "a model of excellence or perfection" - m-w.com
luminary: "any body that gives light; also, a person of eminence or brilliant achievement." - dictionary_wotd
induce: "to call forth..." - m-w.com
immutable: not able to be changed
farcical: "laughably inept" - m-w.com
forsaken: "renounced or turned away from entirely" - m-w.com
autodarwinate: "To remove oneself from the gene-pool, thereby furthering the evolution of one's species." - wiktionary protologisms
calamity: "a disastrous event marked by great loss and lasting distress and suffering" - m-w.com
anhedonia: "inability to feel joy"
egregious: "conspicuously bad" - m-w.com
sacrilicious: "Something amusingly sacreligious, ie. 'deliciously' sacreligious." - urbandictionary.com
inordinate: "exceeding reasonable limits" - m-w.com
daunting: "tending to overwhelm or intimidate" - m-w.com
repent: "to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one's life" - m-w.com
inane: "lacking significance, meaning, or point" - m-w.com
pariah: "one that is despised or rejected" - m-w.com
dire: "1a: exciting horror 2: warning of disaster 3a: desperately urgent" - m-w.com
untenable: "not able to be defended" - m-w.com
salacious: "arousing or appealing to sexual desire or imagination" - m-w.com
heinous: "hatefully or shockingly evil" - m-w.com
nefarious: "flagrantly wicked or impious : EVIL" - m-w.com
conflagration: "FIRE; especially : a large disastrous fire" - m-w.com
visceral: "1 : felt in or as if in the viscera [(internal organs)] : DEEP <visceral conviction> 2 : not intellectual : INSTINCTIVE, UNREASONING <visceral drives>" - m-w.com
raze: "to destroy to the ground" - m-w.com
flay: "to strip off the skin or surface of" - m-w.com
lecherous: "given to or suggestive of... inordinate indulgence in sexual activity" - m-w.com
euphoria: "a feeling of well-being or elation" - m-w.com
flagrant: "conspicuously offensive <flagrant errors>; especially : so obviously inconsistent with what is right or proper as to appear to be a flouting of law or morality <flagrant violations of human rights>" - m-w.com
epicenter: "the part of the earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake" - m-w.com
catharsis: "An explosive release of hitherto dammed-up emotions that is sometimes believed to have therapeutic effects." - http://www.wwnorton.com/college/psych/gman5/glossary/C.htm

"Watching aggressive media output, it is proposed, does not make viewers more aggressive; quite the contrary - since the vicarious aggression experienced through the media purges the viewer of aggression, the result of watching violence is less aggression." - http://www.cultsock.ndirect.co.uk/MUHome/cshtml/media/efterms.html
rampage: "violently angry and destructive behavior" - princeton wordnet
prurient: "Etymology: ... prurire to itch, crave; akin to Latin pruna glowing coal, Sanskrit plosati he singes, and probably to Latin pruina hoarfrost -- more at FREEZE : marked by or arousing an immoderate or unwholesome interest or desire; especially : marked by, arousing, or appealing to unusual sexual desire"
retribution: "3 : something given or exacted in recompense; especially: PUNISHMENT" - www.m-w.com
rancor: "bitter deep-seated ill will" - m-w.com
rampant: "marked by a menacing wildness, extravagance, or absence of restraint" - www.m-w.com
stoic: "not affected by or showing passion or feeling; especially : firmly restraining response to pain or distress" - www.m-w.com
"Vegetarian - that's an old Indian word meaning 'lousy hunter.'" - Andy Rooney
eminently: "to a high degree" - www.m-w.com (eminently quotable)
coup de grace: "a death blow or shot administered to end the suffering of one mortally wounded [French - literally, a 'blow of mercy']" - http://coupdegrace.tv/
vanquish: "to overcome in battle : subdue completely" - www.m-w.com
defenestration: "a throwing of a person or thing out of a window" - www.m-w.com
peril: "exposure to the risk of being injured, destroyed, or lost" - www.m-w.com
lust: "usually intense or unbridled sexual desire" - www.m-w.com
onslaught: "an especially fierce attack" - www.m-w.com
relentless: "showing or promising no abatement of severity, intensity, strength, or pace" - www.m-w.com
feral: "of, relating to, or suggestive of a wild beast" - www.m-w.com
sycophant: "a servile self-seeking flatterer" - www.m-w.com
servile: "of or befitting a slave or a menial position" - www.m-w.com
malevolent: "having, showing, or arising from intense often vicious ill will, spite, or hatred" - www.m-w.com
nadir: "the lowest point" - www.m-w.com
conspire: "to act in harmony toward a common end" - www.m-w.com
irrepressible: "impossible to repress, restrain, or control" - www.m-w.com
obstreperous: "stubbornly resistant to control" - www.m-w.com
amok: "possessed with or motivated by a murderous or violently uncontrollable frenzy" - www.m-w.com
ostentatious: "marked by or fond of conspicuous or vainglorious and sometimes pretentious display" - www.m-w.com
malice: "1 : desire to cause pain, injury, or distress to another" - www.m-w.com
specious: 2 : "having deceptive attraction or allure" 3 : "having a false look of truth or genuineness" - www.m-w.com
callipygian: "having shapely buttocks" - www.m-w.com
cynical: "contemptuously distrustful of human nature and motives" - www.m-w.com
pantheism: "the belief that god is the universe and the universe is god -- or, more generally, that the universe is divine. It is most often explained as having the feeling that existence has a divine or awe-inspiring aspect." - wikipedia:neopaganism
nihilism: belief in nothing
unrequited: "not requited : not reciprocated or returned in kind" - www.m-w.com
pernicious: "1 : highly injurious or destructive : DEADLY" - www.m-w.com, pernicious: deadly; destructive; exceedingly harmful. - http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/archive/2009/05/18.html
poetry: "2 : writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rhythm" - www.m-w.com
synchronicity: "2 : the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality -- used especially in the psychology of C. G. Jung" - www.m-w.com
zealot: "one absorbed in devotion to anything" - Webster 1913
myopia: "2 : a lack of foresight or discernment : a narrow view of something"
anathema: "someone or something intensely disliked or loathed" - www.m-w.com
masticate: "to soften or reduce to pulp by crushing or kneading" - www.m-w.com
sardonic: "disdainfully or skeptically humorous : derisively mocking" - www.m-w.com
kneepit: "The foldy part behind the front of your knee." - pinkee
flog: "to beat with or as if with a rod or whip" - www.m-w.com
infidel: a non-believer
conceit: "excessive appreciation of one's own worth or virtue" - Webster's
cower: to shrink away in fear
laminar flow: "When fluid flows smoothly without vortices or other turbulence" - Phenomena Cross Reference
"lament: To express sorrow or regret." - dictionary.com
"malaise: a vague sense of mental or moral ill-being" - Webster's
"The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament." - Dr. Evil, Austin Powers
requiem: music in honor of the dead
superfluous: "exceeding what is sufficient or necessary" - Webster's
nipular: Having to do with nipples.
First heard used by James Brockman,2001-07-27 11:08:49 PST, on rec.arts.bodyart.
aberrant: having, or based on, non-standard ethics
bloodlust: an overwhelming desire to draw blood
entendre: "a word or expression capable of two interpretations with one usually risque" - Webster's

<pinkee> cuz right now all my system is doing is pissing me off
* pinkee spanks her box
<pinkee> whoops missed that double entrende
* pinkee blushes
vacillate: Extreme emotional cycling.
Nephilim: Fallen Angels
iconoclast: A destroyer of icons / religious symbols, "1: one who destroys religious images or opposes their veneration 2: one who attacks settled beliefs or institutions" - Webster's
sublimation: The process which dry ice goes through when it changes state from solid directly to gas, instead of first melting into a liquid.
misanthropy: "a hatred or distrust of mankind" - Webster's
Blanket party: "consists of a sleeping soldier, a blanket to hold him down, a towel to keep him quiet, and a room full of angry recruits to physically punish the offending soldier."
scrimshaw: "any of various carved or engraved articles made orig. by American whalers usually from baleen or whale ivory" - Webster's
cruciform: "forming or arranged in a cross" - Webster's - as in a cruciform bayonet
wanderlust: "strong longing for or impulse toward wandering" - Webster's
immolate: to sacrifice by fire

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