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A list of words that I didn't know, the first time I came across them and upon looking up the definition, developed a liking towards them.

  • Selbstüberwindung (self-overcoming)
  • Übermensch (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Cbermensch)
  • Quixotic - extremely idealistic; unrealistic and impractical.
  • Panglossian - characterised by or given to extreme optimism, especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity.
  • Pedagogic - relating to teaching
  • Primum non nocere - first, do no harm
  • Laconic - (of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words.
  • Obsequious - obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.
  • Anachronism - a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, especially a thing that is conspicuously old-fashioned.
  • Autodidact - a self-taught person
  • Comeuppance - a punishment or fate that someone deserves.
  • Autoschediasm - something that is improvised or extemporised.