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Old 03-13-2019, 12:35 PM
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The power of words

Something I found interesting.

Addict

"to devote or give up (oneself) to a habit or occupation," from Latin addictus, past participle of addicere "to deliver, award, yield; make over, sell," properly "give one's assent to," figuratively "to devote, consecrate; sacrifice, sell out, betray, abandon,"

Dictate

1590s, "to practice dictation, say aloud for another to write down," from Latin dictatus, past participle of dictare "say often, prescribe," frequentative of dicere "to say, speak" (from PIE root *deik- "to show," also "pronounce solemnly"). Sense of "to command, declare, or prescribe with authority" is 1620s, as is the meaning "be the determining cause or motive of." Related: Dictated; dictates; dictating.

Spell

Old English spell "story, saying, tale, history, narrative, fable; discourse, command," from Proto-Germanic
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Addict, noun
a person who is addicted to a particular substance


Recovery, noun
a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.


Recovery, variable noun
If a sick person makes a recovery, he or she becomes well again.


Recovery, noun
the act or an instance of recovering


Recovering, adjective
returning to health after illness or debility
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Originally Posted by BillieJean1 View Post
Something I found interesting.

Addict

"to devote or give up (oneself) to a habit or occupation," from Latin addictus, past participle of addicere "to deliver, award, yield; make over, sell," properly "give one's assent to," figuratively "to devote, consecrate; sacrifice, sell out, betray, abandon,"
In other words, "addict" is a choice. I choose not to be an addict any longer. Taking back my power, but always had it to begin with, so what's to take back? Rather, start using the power within me to make the right choice!

Very empowering! Thank you for sharing.

Oh, I love your av! So true!
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:27 AM
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How about this one?

Abracadabra - Aramaic/ Hebrew - means "I will create as I speak"
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