Animosity - Perspective - Prerogative





[an-uh-mos-i-tee] Show IPA
noun, plural an·i·mos·i·ties.
a feeling of strong dislike, ill will, or enmity that tends to display itself in action: a deep-seated animosity between two sisters; animosity against one's neighbor.

1400–50; late Middle English animosite (< Middle French ) < Late Latin animōsitās. See animus, -ose1 , -ity

hostility, unfriendliness, opposition, antagonism, animus, hatred.


[per-sep-shuhn] Show IPA
1.  the act or faculty of perceiving, or apprehending by means of the senses or of the mind; cognition; understanding.
2.  immediate or intuitive recognition or appreciation, as of moral, psychological, or aesthetic qualities; insight; intuition; discernment: an artist of rare perception. 
3.  the result or product of perceiving, as distinguished from the act of perceiving; percept.
4.  Psychology . a single unified awareness derived from sensory processes while a stimulus is present.
5.  Law. the taking into possession of rents, crops, profits, etc.
1350–1400; Middle English percepcioun (< Old French percepcïon ) < Latin perceptiōn- (stem of perceptiō ) comprehension, literally, a taking in. See percept, -ion

per·cep·tion·al, adjective
non·per·cep·tion, noun
non·per·cep·tion·al, adjective
re·per·cep·tion, noun
self-per·cep·tion, noun
un·per·cep·tion·al, adjective

1. awareness, sense, recognition.


[pri-rog-uh-tiv, puh-rog-] Show IPA
1. an exclusive right, privilege, etc., exercised by virtue of rank, office, or the like: the prerogatives of a senator. 
2. a right, privilege, etc., limited to a specific person or to persons of a particular category: It was the teacher's prerogative to stop the discussion. 
3. a power, immunity, or the like restricted to a sovereign government or its representative: The royal prerogative exempts the king from taxation. 
4. Obsolete , precedence.
5. having or exercising a prerogative.
6. pertaining to, characteristic of, or existing by virtue of a prerogative.

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin praerogātīvus (adj.) voting first, praerogātīva (noun use of feminine of adj.) tribe or century with right to vote first. See pre-, interrogative

1. See privilege.


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I am slowly clearing out the trees and bushes in my back yard...I want to have a garden there instead. ..so me and the Kid take out our stresses and also get in some exercise in doing so !