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A.Word.A.Day--ataraxia

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This week's theme: miscellaneous words.

ataraxia (at-uh-RAK-see-uh) also ataraxy, noun

A state of freedom from disturbance of mind.

[From Greek ataraktos (not disturbed), from tarassein (to disturb).]

See more usage examples of ataraxia in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"Once ataraxia has been achieved, happiness cannot be augmented, either by more accomplishments or by a longer life." David Voron; When Death Comes Knockin' Who Ya Gonna Call?; Skeptic (Altadena, California); Jan 2005.

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One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being. -May Sarton, poet and novelist (1912-1995)

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