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A.Word.A.Day--clairvoyance

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This week's theme: words related to forecasting and divination.

clairvoyance (klar-VOI-uhns) noun

1. The power of seeing things removed in time or space.

2. Intuitive insight into things.

[From French clairvoyance, from clair (clear) + voyant (seeing), present participle of voir (to see).]

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

-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)

"South Africa's national lottery is claiming an unlikely victim: vultures. Local people -- convinced these birds' superb eyesight gives them the gift to see the future -- are eating vulture meat to acquire the power of clairvoyance." Robin McKie; Vulture Numbers Are Cut to the Bone; The Observer (London, UK); Jul 16, 2006.

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I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry and unhappy like we do. -Cesar Chavez, farm worker and activist (1927-1993)

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