anchorite (ANG-kuh-ryt) noun, also anchoret
One who lives in seclusion; a hermit.
[Via Middle English, Medieval Latin, Late Latin, Late Greek, from Greek
anakhoretes, to withdraw.]
"The use of money is the purest act of faith; no anchorite who has
followed a vision into the desert has acted on an idea as far-fetched as
our belief that if we put a dollar in a machine we will be drinking a
Diet Coke in a minute."
Mary Gordon; We Are All Spendthrifts Now; The New York Times; May 29, 2000.
This week's theme: Words to describe people
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that
reflects it. -Edith Wharton, novelist (1862-1937)