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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Practicing severe self-discipline or self-denial.
noun: One who practices severe self-discipline or self-denial.
From Greek askesis (exercise or training), from askein (to exercise or work). Earliest documented use: 1646.
“This exhibition of roughly 50 paintings lays out the magpie path that took Mondrian from stolid burgher to ascetic modernist.”
Michael Prodger; From Windmills to Modernism; New Statesman (London, UK); May 30, 2014.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am most certain of the first time. -Josh Billings, columnist and humorist (21 Apr 1818-1885)