Word: a unit of language that functions as a principal carrier of meaning.
ennui: feeling of weariness or discontent from lack of interest
Ennui is not an inevitable part of a career you love; we can expect to get tired from working hard but not tired of working hard for what we want.
disabuse: to set right; to free from deception or error
It can be difficult to disabuse one’s mindset about relationships after getting hurt but it must be done in order to delve into future relationships.
anomaly: deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality
I always thought I was an anomaly in my family. As I came to see them as individuals aside from their role as a mother, a father, a sister, I realized how much I became a product of them all.
spurious: not genuine, authentic, or true
To live spuriously is to live an incomplete life. There are endless possibilities when one discovers and practices true living.
palliate: to relieve or lessen without curing; alleviate; to try to mitigate or conceal the gravity of (an offense) by excuses, apologies, etc.; extenuate
Medications that only relieve symptoms without having a curative effect are to underlying diseases as excuses are to underlying problems. Medications and apologies can be good in conjunction with methods that address the cause.
complacent: pleased, especially with one’s situation, often without awareness of some potential danger or defect
We often think of complacency as synonymous with smugness or the need to avoid settling for something; it can be good so take a moment to absorb and appreciate complacency. It is sometimes undervalued.
inure: to be accustomed to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; to be beneficial or advantageous (when used without object)
We can inure to hardships in life or we can use them as opportunities to adapt and learn.