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A.Word.A.Day--physis

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physis (FY-sis) noun

1. Nature personified; nature as a source of growth or change.

2. Something that grows, changes, or becomes.

[From Greek physis (origin).]

"The current strike force of Masawi and Zenzo Moyo who depend most on physis and stamina rather than skill is yet to be tested on the international arena." Zim's Golf Sensation Surges Towards PGA; Zimbabwe Independent (Harare); Dec 24, 1999

This week's theme: words that appear to be misspellings.

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Humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit. Without doubt, these dreamers do not deserve wealth, because they do not desire it. Even so, a well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research. -Marie Curie, scientist, Nobel laureate (1867-1934)

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