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  1. Anagnorisis: [Greek]; (a•nag•nor•e•ses) “life-changing realization or recognition thereof”; [modern definition]: The moment wherein a person either realizes or identifies his|her true nature, recognizes another character’s true nature, discovers the true nature of his|her situation, or that of others – leading to a resolution or the beginning of a just and proper cause.

  2. Apophenia: see Pareidolia

  3. Compeer: a person of equal rank, status, or ability; ascendent/descendent

  4. Cume: [marketing]; cumulative/accumulated audience: the number of people reached by an advertising or broadcasting medium over a specified period of time
    [informal]; student’s GPA

  5. Cryptonym: a code name

  6. Delusive: giving a false or misleading impression [agitprop]

  7. Discrete: separate: [mathematics]; of a topology or topological space having the property for every subset as an open set defined only for an isolated set of points: a discrete variable using only arithmetic and algebra [discrete methods] not involving calculus.
    [statistics]; of a variable having consecutive values that are not infinitesimally close, so that its analysis requires summation rather than integration.

  8. Financial Solidarity: the firm and persevering determination in economics to commit to the common good- the good of all, and of each individual. A virtue directed to serve humanity, instead of oppression and tyranny. Antithetical to The Tragedy of the Commons.

  9. Hedonic Setpoint Reversion: (hee•don•ik) “absence of understanding or inability to understand at a second level”; [modern definition]: The personal baseline level of content one reverts to, despite any understanding of changes, at a higher level, from positive life-changing events or knowledge.

  10. Mentee: see Protégé

  11. Nascent: just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential, especially of a process or organization

  12. Pareidolia: conflated Apophenia [propagation]

  13. Promethean: one who is boldly creative or defiantly original in behavior or actions; willing to take risks in order to create new things or do things in new ways; daringly original

  14. Promulgation: the process of spreading beliefs or ideas among a mass of people

  15. Protégé: [French]; one who is being mentored or a person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced or influential person. The protégé [mentee] receives special protection and promotion from someone more established and preeminent in a field by experience, and prominence; essentially trained and maintaining a special status.

  16. Solemnity: The state or quality of being serious and dignified

  17. Tragedy of the Commons: a problem in economics that occurs when individuals neglect the well-being of society in the pursuit of personal gain.

  18. Understanding: the ability to change one’s perspective [assimilate in its entirety]

  19. Zeroth: CAS ordinal for zero as a polynomial constant

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